Posts Tagged ‘“digital art”’

Alternative Universe 2

Yesterday I started and finished this image ,which I have titled “Alternative Universe”. It is part of a body of art, I call “Inner Space”, that I have been creating for about two years. This image represents energy and movement. A new universe forming.

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puzzle

“puzzle? ” a digital collage design by John Foster Dyess

I have been a professional illustrator for over fifty years creating illustrations for corporations,design studios, magazines and text books.I have been a adjunct teacher at
Washington University from 1975 until 1980 and since 1997 I have taught at St.Louis Community College at Meramec.  For the past 15 years I have been creating art
that is not for a client or even to sell, but for the joy of creating.
Here is the step by step process  that I took to create”puzzle”.

crossword-puzzle

I have a collection of things that I save to use in traditional and digital collage designs. This project started out with this crossword puzzle that I found in local newspaper. I had also saved a sticker page after my grand children had used all of the stickers that were in a circle format.

circle-stickers

I liked the circle shapes that remained after the stickers were removed. I had an idea to create a design using the squares of the crossword puzzle and the circles of the sticker page.

texture-background

I scanned the crossword puzzle and the sticker circles and placed them on layers in the software Photoshop. I added this texture from a file of textures I have created to use in collage designs. I placed this in the document that I had originally titled “circles and squares”.

merged-layers-with-color-added

I merged the crossword puzzle and circles and selected words from the puzzle to highlight in color using the brush in photoshop. I combine words when I look at the design,and I hope you chose your own words to make a phase. This design has more meaning to me with what is happening in the United States recently than it did when I created it in 2012.

In 2012 I was signing my personal art with the name JoDye.

help-us

“Help us” by John Foster Dyess

This is a digital painting that is one of a series called Inner Space ,that represents my subconscious vision of life,space and time.

inner-space-1

Inner Space 1 by John Foster Dyess

After decades of creating illustrations and paintings that have represented what I see outside my body through my eyes; I have been creating a new series of digital paintings that I have titled Inner Space.This series represents nothing that I see through my eyes.
I have enjoyed creating this series.

brewery-shapes

Brewery Shapes by John Foster Dyess

This is another in my series of  digital art where I place high contrast photos, I have taken,  in Photoshop over textures I have created traditionally and then scanned.

Other art I have created is available as a print and is also available printed on towels,pillows tote bagsT shirts,cups and other items. To view my paintings and drawings please visit johndyessart.com

shadow-dogs

digital art of two dogs by John Foster Dyess

This is another in my series of  digital art where I place high contrast photos, I have taken,  in Photoshop over textures I have created traditionally and then scanned.

Other art I have created is available as a print and is also available printed on towels,pillows tote bagsT shirts,cups and other items. To view my paintings and drawings please visit johndyessart.com

New York City Bicycles

Oil on digital gallery wrap canvas print titled New York City Bicycles.

This painting New york City Bicycles is one of eleven of my paintings and drawings of New York City that will be in the Shared Space gallery show .
My wife Carolyn and I are having a joint show on Thursday March 31 at “The Gallery of Contemporary Art at St.Louis Community College -Wildwood.

Bicycles photo

Reference photo for painting New York City Bicycles

bicyclescutoutthreshold

cropped photo that has been converted in photoshop to a high contrast black and white photo.

texture background

textured background I created using ink and oil paint on a cotton cloth,then scanned into photoshop

I merged the high contrast black and white photo with the textured background then using a photoshop brush added color to the bicycles.
I shot about 100 digital photos during this trip to New York City then when I returned to my studio I selected about 20 of them and created digital paintings based on this photos. I then selected 7 to print on canvas and paint over.

Guanajuato,Mexico photo by John Foster Dyess

Guanajuato,Mexico photo by John Foster Dyess

Recently,I visited with my wife and friends, Guanajuato, Mexico, which was an amazing visual experience. Everywhere I looked I saw ideas for paintings and drawings.
graffiti 1

distressed wall 3

distressed wall 3

green and purple

green and purple

posters  number 2

posters number 2

posters number 3

posters number 3

Beautiful Ladies by John Foster Dyess

Beautiful Ladies by John Foster Dyess

My wife Carolyn and I visited New York City during May of 2010 to participate in a licensing show and displayed our illustrations and designs in a booth.
During this visit I took random photographs of people on the streets, buildings and signage. I have created digital and traditional paintings during the last four years using these photos as reference.I am going to show the paintings created from these photos on this blog for a few days. They are shown in the chronological order of the reference photographs.Not all of the photographs became paintings.

detail from Beautiful Ladies

detail from Beautiful Ladies

Beautiful Ladies,digital collage by John Foster Dyess

Beautiful Ladies,digital collage by John Foster Dyess

This  above digital collage was based on elements selected from my digital photo titled Beautiful Ladies.I focused on arrows.and signs telling people what they can and can’t do.

 

 

Colorful Time digital art by JoDye

Colorful Time digital art by JoDye

This morning I watched a commercial by Omega which I thought was one of the best  I’ve recently seen. I found it online and have put a link to it on this post. It was titled
The perfect mechanical movement. I have included images I have created about time.

Time photo montage by John Foster Dyess

“Time” a  photo montage by John Foster Dyess

photo montage by John Foster Dyess

“Mirror of Time” a photo montage by John Foster Dyess