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Rough Terrain

Her hair was wet. The wind was blowing. Conditions weren't great for shooting pictures. I uploaded what appeared to be photos I could work with but what I got was nada. I couldn't print anything off but I could add color, a few PC effects and viola Rough Terrain.

 

I know I made that sound easy 1-2-3 and a painting appears. It wasn't quite that easy but once a person gets the hang of Picture It Publish it or Photoshop Pro even the worst photos can become great pieces of art.

Rough Terrain

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Art by: F. Magdalene

Published on Categories Art, Digital Art, Women

About Faith

SUNDRIP – Art for Life is a site that expresses in every media possible an intimate look into the life of a person living with major trauma. The issues addressed in art and writing include Dissociative Identity Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Lupus and CRSD. Despite these issues, I intend to move forward, through and out with honor, grace and creativity.

3 thoughts on “Rough Terrain

  1. Marcy

    What is it like to smooth away the facial features of these photos? I wonder if it's different to erase a face than to paint a blank one to begin with?
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    It feels safe. I'm not looking anyone in the eye anymore. So, I'd say it feels safe.
    Austin

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  2. Marcy

    Thank you. If you don't mind I'll ask further -- do you dislike looking people in the eye in real life or when photographing them, or just when you paint?
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    It just depends on the situation. In general my eye contact is good. With my therapist its poor, with Blossom it's poor, with a camera it's poor but with a complete stranger I stand stall, confident and have great eye contact. The difference is those who know me might catch of a glimpse of what I feel I need to hide. Also, when it comes to photos of people I immediately look at the eyes and sometimes I see "characteristics" of that person that may not really be there. I sometimes look at a person and think I see sadness and then I start to feel it intensely. I sometimes look at the eyes and think I see a predator and so I begin to feel afraid. People say the eyes are the window to the soul. I fear too many people knowing exactly what is in mine and I fear knowing exactly what's behind the eyes of others.
    I even wear a baseball cap so I can hide my eyes at a moments notice.
    gotta run, my phone's ringing,
    Austin

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No need to feel nervous, comment if you'd like.

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