The main background is the plaster texture inverted. The splatter texture is overlayed on the viewers right. The 02 FAC texture was uploaded into the texturizer and applied to the face with the effect erased from the eyes and cheeks so it is most evident on the lips, nose and forehead. The 01 FAC texture was darken-layered around the edges of the image after I colored it magenta using the hue/saturation slider. The remaining elements are parts of my photos taken with a Panasonic DMC FZ30 camera, model is my wife Candace who is my greatest inspiration. All the elements were combined in Photoshop Elements 6. This piece has 1691 views and 44 favorites as of 1Aug 2011.
Title and piece inspired by a song called “King of the Road” by a band called Law of Nature.


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dark, eyes, face, figure, moody, photomanipulation, texture, trees, woman, grunge

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Comments

  • Pamela Bates
    Pamela Batesover 5 years ago

    Jeff I LOVE this! Fascinating textures and treatments! I never would have thought to invert it. Wonderful explanation and details! You’re much more patient than I am by writing all of that out. Technically the image is superb! I like the figure in the background, and your wife’s expression. Very nicely done:)

  • Thanks for the kind words Pamela! I had fun with it which is all I can hope for with challenges.

    – Jeff Clark

  • RavenSoul
    RavenSoulover 5 years ago

    WONDERFUL Jeff!

  • Thanks for the comment and link!

    – Jeff Clark

  • Julia  Thomas
    Julia Thomasover 5 years ago

    love the texture and the composition, good luck with the challenge!

  • Thanks!

    – Jeff Clark

  • Karen Scrimes
    Karen Scrimesover 5 years ago

    Absolutely brilliant Jeff!

  • Thanks Karen!

    – Jeff Clark

  • linda858100
    linda858100over 5 years ago

    lovely

  • Thanks Linda!

    – Jeff Clark

  • Soxy Fleming
    Soxy Flemingover 5 years ago

    love the white twiggy bit. great eyes and effects

  • Thanks, that part is a photo I took of a tree sculpture in NYC that I turned on it’s side. I think the sculpture is aluminum. I wasn’t sure if it was too much so I’m glad someone liked the “twiggy bit.”

    – Jeff Clark

  • Karen Cougan
    Karen Couganover 5 years ago

    gorgeous work
    xkc

  • Thanks Karen!

    – Jeff Clark

  • glenzilla
    glenzillaover 5 years ago

    Yummy work

  • Thanks Glenn!

    – Jeff Clark

  • Colleen Farrell
    Colleen Farrellover 5 years ago

    I also love the “twiggy bit.” And I may even know the sculptor who made it. (Although there could easily be more than one tree sculpture in NYC!) Wonderful artwork all around!

  • Thanks Colleen! The “trees” were in a park in front of the Flatiron Building. I loved them and have far too many shots so I’m glad I could use one and that folks like it.

    – Jeff Clark

  • Gisele Bedard
    Gisele Bedardover 5 years ago

    I love how you blended all the textures,superb effects and mood!!! Great work and Candace is beautiful!!

  • Thanks! I’m really happy with this piece and disappointed with “Frozen” which is more popular. Go figure!

    – Jeff Clark

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