Diomedea

Sarah Vernon

Joined June 2010

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‘Once you decide that it is the art that is important and not how popular and well-received you are, you no longer have an albatross.’ Stephen Stills, musician and instrumentalist. Remember Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young?

This was a fascinating process in Photoshop. My original idea had been to do this albatross, or Diomedea, from the Biodiversity Heritage Library in exactly the same manner as my Biodiversity bird collection but playing with textures wrought a very different result, as you can see.

I placed a bottom layer in Normal mode of plain yellow. The second layer is 2 Lil’ Owls’, Beguiling-22 texture in Colour Burn mode. I added Angie Makes’ bluewatercolor in Multiply mode and finally another 2 Lil’ Owls, Beguiling-18, in Linear Burn mode. The final touch was the albatross in Subtract mode. It appears as if it was that simple but it wasn’t, of course, as I experimented endlessly with different blends.

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