Digitalized and iconized!!!

I get really fascinated by the accidental yet extremely creative things happen when I rework my paintings in digital medium. Sometimes I paint halfway and then start reworking it with Corel Photo Paint (Yes, I don’t use Photoshop that much). Then I stumble upon some magical effects, fall in love with the new version. Then this new digital work becomes a sketch for a new painting. Sometimes I do my sketches with Photo Paint in the first place and then get on with my “real” palette. Here are some of my digitalized work. They are mere sketches but I really love those effects. Both belong to a series of paintings called split screen. Some completed work from that series are available on my website.

And the digital version of the second drawing is now being used as a userpic by lisalemonjello (with my permission of course) with whom I signed a milion dollar contract to grant the rights to use it as an icon. And wow, it looks so beautiful as an icon too. Ok I understand, you had enough of my boasting, so I better shut up.

     

Acrylic on paper and reworked with Corel Photo Paint

© http://www.lohangunaweera.tk

    

Acrylic on paper and reworked with Corel Photo Paint

© http://www.lohangunaweera.tk

12 thoughts on “Digitalized and iconized!!!

  1. Oh yes! These are great!!! I love my icon. Can I have her in color too? Do you know how sometimes a painting captures the inner you? That’s how I feel when I look at her. I think I’ll post one of mine for you to see.

  2. I wonder what happened to the comment I made on this. I must start again!
    I was telling you how much I truly admired both of these (and in both versions) and decided to post one of my own in my journal for you — one that doesn’t meet the artistry of your own work, but still, I’ll share with you.
    Also, I wonder, might I have an icon of her in color as well? Do you know how a painting or a drawing or, sometimes, even a photograph, will move you in such a way that you are sure that it has captured the inner you — the way your soul would look, if it had its own body and face? That’s how I feel about your 2nd drawing (the one you loaned me).

  3. I’ve done faceless ones too! i think sometimes that it’s not a particular person we are paintings. their identies are not essential, it’s movement or pose or balance of colors we are looking for. something like that. did you take these with a digital camera?

    1. Thank you for commenting Chris, yes it was the colors and forms that motivated me in this. . I consider them as sketches not complete paintings. I drew it from a real picture though
      No, I don’t have a digital camera, in fact I don’t have any camera at all. I hire a photographer who works with a conventional camera. But It is annoying and frustrating when you have to rely on someone else to take pictures. You know what I mean.
      So I’m looking for a good digital camera, hopefully I’ll get one by next month.

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