Layers Magic, 2015
In Digital Art, Layers are used to keep elements on your canvas separate from one another so they can be edited independently. But if used creatively they can change the perspective of your art. In this section, we are announcing the winners of our Layer Art Segment.
1st: Deborah McMillion
Description ( by Deborah) : The Classic Red Suit Diver is the original work with the little paper airplanes. Recently I wanted to update her and make her higher resolution I also decided to try a couple other back grounds and additions. In the original a diving board was added and a prettier cloud formation. It's a hopeful painting. The second I thought a storm coming would add adventure. When I finished I realized her brighter suit and bathing cap were too bright so I darkened the suit and cap to fit the mood a little more. For the third version I wanted her to be in front of a fake backdrop. But even painting it flat and stylized didn't lend enough fake-ness so I cracked the paint to look like an old board or sign of an ocean with those old diving suits. He is offering her a fish but...is he? He's been there
2nd: Carolyn Young Hall
Description ( by Carolyn): Project for the Artistic Anarchy: Mobile Collusion, App Whisperer group on Facebook, This time with Edith Meier, from Switzerland. She is a friend of La Rossa, the Italian star, whose name is Milva. Edith asked that I do something with a photograph she had taken of Milva. So, on my iPad, in iColorama, these are some of the results. In the third version, I used bird wings as her clothing. 3160 x 2528 Pixels. 4/5 Proportion.
3rd: Kim Martino-Diaz
Description ( by Kim): I call it "Welcome to my Nightmare". I started with a screen grab from Poly Fauna, then added the people one by one from Photo Crasher. After placing them where I wanted them, I took the image into Rays and then Stackables for the texture. All work was done on my iPhone 6+.
Honorable mention: Kay Pruvich
Description ( by Kay): "Nude in Cloister" Pastel pencil figure drawing. Photo: Cloister from L' abbaye aux Dames, Caen Manipulated photograph: momento mori, and rattan pattern from Procreate.