Fantasia by Van Renselar

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  • EvaMarIza
    EvaMarIzaover 5 years ago

    Beautiful work you have here:))) Welcome to RB !!

  • Flmngseabass
    Flmngseabassover 5 years ago

    So expressive!!!! A delight to behold:)

  • Belinda "BillyLee" NYE (Printmaker)
    Belinda "Billy...over 5 years ago

    This is beautiful. May I ask is it photography and photoshop. Its not a painting right? Anyway whatever it is , its wonderful.

  • Hi Belinda,
    Thanks for your comment. Answering your question, I create my pictures in 2 stages.
    Firstly I hand draw and paint all elements of each picture on paper, fabric, board, found objects or whatever comes to hand that I think will help create the effect I’m after. Occasionally I use photography, but it’s always painted over. I also paint directly onto screen using Photoshop. There are typically 10-20 elements.
    Secondly I scan all these separate elements into a computer using a very high resolution scanner. At this stage I can place the elements exactly where I want them and make any adjustments to size and colour. Think of this stage as if you were making a collage. This results in a single computer file.

    – Van Renselar

  • Belinda "BillyLee" NYE (Printmaker)
    Belinda "Billy...over 5 years ago

    Well, I love all that. You are amazing. I like it that you use both techniques. You use the handheld traditional fine arts method and combine it with high tech, up to date photoshop methods, then scan it and continue to shape it until you get what you want. Boy would I love a few on hand lessons with you! Sounds fabulous and thank you for explaining it to me. B

  • Anji Johnston
    Anji Johnstonover 5 years ago

    Love your technique and style ~ very unique

  • Sarah Lipow
    Sarah Lipowover 5 years ago

    This is too cool!

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanover 4 years ago

    fantastic work!!

  • Vanessa Barklay
    Vanessa Barklayover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous, the technique you explained is so creative, wonderful work!! :O)

  • Rosina  Lamberti
    Rosina Lambertiover 4 years ago

    congratulations on being in the TOP TEN Birds & Bugs challenge


  • Tropicalwaters
    Tropicalwatersover 4 years ago

    Wow, I really love this art work, fantastic.
    Cheers Donna

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