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Feeling Blue - SP by Sybille Sterk

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Another self portrait. I liked this one so much I made it my avatar. LOL

I played around with the coloured pencil filter in Photoshop and added my own textures and gradients. I’ve used the same image in the 2nd self portrait with a very different effect.

All my own images/textures/brushes, except for:

Eyelashes Photoshop Brushes by redheadstock



self portrait, feeling blue, portrait, blue, magpiemagic, sybille sterk, textures, grunge

I am a very creative person and it’s my way of dealing with the world, inside and out. I am only happy when I am making things or painting or writing. There are just not enough hours in the day…. I am into poetry and photo manipulation at the moment and also dabbling in photography. :-)

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  • Jenifer DeBellis
    Jenifer DeBellisabout 3 years ago

    This was so funny to see waiting this morning. I just started a piece similar to this and had to walk away from it last night in my frustration of not being able to get it the way I wanted it. Mixed in with this blue, you’ve managed to capture a flicker of fear. Very vulnerable yet grounded in strength. So much depth in such a limited framework. xox

  • Thank you so much Jenifer. The blue is a gradient layed over the top of the image – see the ‘mood changes’ tutorial in my journal. :-) It’s really easy to do. I’ve also used the ‘coloured pencil’ filter in Photoshop. xoxo

    – Sybille Sterk

    JUSTARTabout 3 years ago


  • Thank you so much Sylvia. It was fun to play with my own face. LOL xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindabout 3 years ago

    yes, very beautiful Sybille. XOXOXOXOXO ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

  • Thank you so much Shar. It’s great playing with your own face. LOL xoxoxoxxoxoxoxxoxoxo ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

    – Sybille Sterk

  • garts
    gartsabout 3 years ago

    Good choice, came out a treat.

  • Thank you so much Garts. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorabout 3 years ago

    Lovely Sybille!! :)

  • Thank you so much Keith. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • vampvamp
    vampvampabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you so much VampVamp. :-) Much appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Phil
    Philabout 3 years ago

    Strong, captivating, beautiful…

  • Thank you so much Phil. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Redrose10
    Redrose10about 1 year ago

    Beautiful work, Sybille. Fascinating :))

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