In The Most Unusual Places. (Barnstaple)
Digital Art… Photoshop 7
HDR ~ the HDR is hand-done. This entailed using around 6 layers of different tones for the background and adjusting each in tone and colour to match with te layers either side of itself. Each layer was then stitched together using an eraser tool. The items included in the composition also had up to 6 layers…which were processed in the same way.
Shoppers and elephants alike, enjoying the festivities at this years “Equal Rights For African Animals Abroad” meeting, last Tuesday (30 Nov 2010) at Barnstaple Pannier Market. (Allegedly:)
And after completing this piece, a friend has told me about a disovery in Barnstaple (A long while back) that makes it quite unusual that I should have created such an image…of an elephant… heralded by three white doves….
“Trinity Elephant Day”
Category: Community & Heritage
Did you know that remains of an extinct straight-tusked elephant were found in Barnstaple in 1844? Trinity Street Residents are proud to announce the second Barnstaple Elephant Day, with a fun-packed programme of elephant-related activities for all the family. You can also expect a visit from Mr Darwin.
Expert Andy Currant from the Natural History Museum in London will also be there, bringing the original bones back to Barnstaple for the first time in 150 years."
This makes this a magical piece for me….
The Construction work:
Thank you to EmberStock at DeviantArt for your kind donation of the Elephant image.
Thank you to Rewston Stock at DeviantArt for this Dove image:
And to Tasastock, also at DeviantArt for this set of doves.