Visiting the Lighthouse was a magical moment in time for me. Going to Cape May was a somewhat spontaneous moment for me. As in mention in this post, I have never been to a lighthouse. The day was incredible to me. There were moments where I felt I was walking in Wonderland. Well… The lighthouse was my first stop in Cape May. It took me close to 2 hours to get there. The weather was great at the time.
There was a part of me that felt nervous while taking photos. I wanted the perfect shot to play within paintshop. I was a little worried. I took so many pictures in different locations. The picture that I used as a base for this design was taken at the beach next the Lighthouse. I wasn’t too far away. I didn’t want to miss any part of the structure. I wanted it to take center stage.
While I was making the design, I did get stumped a few times. What I want to do is add my abstract drawings in every design. Makes it more unique and it adds a traditional spin on a digital design. I always loved the mixture. Most of the time the mixture causes chaos while blending. It’s harder to blend my drawings to photos. My focus was to create something that like a realistic fantasy beach atmosphere. I wanted it to be completely drenched with red, blue, white and yet have beach elements like sand. I think I was successful in executing my initial concept. I made several versions where red and blue are more dominant.
The abstract drawing felt like it was crashing the party but I really wanted it to be a cohost. If that makes sense… I know I will get better and that’s what I love about making these types of designs. It’s always a challenge. It’s so easy to blend the base with other textures and filters but to add another object that’s foreign to the base creates conflict. Well… for me anyway. I am using an odd program. I do have plans to create a program. Something that similar to paintshop but caters to specific functions I need. My goal is to have my own program created before the end of this year. I know exactly what I want. I just need the cash to execute it. In time…
What I would love is to film a scene where someone is dancing in a reality that I’m shaping with my color blends to a song that I adore. I have a plan to make this a reality. It’s the foundation of my story videos.
The music video. I love it. Honestly, I think it’s one of my best. I made sure to carefully edit the frames. You don’t see any program boxes in this one. I never mind seeing it but I want to make more professional videos. And unfortunately, that means removing any traces of my design software. I always liked seeing it but I do love how the videos look now so it’s a win/win. I think the background video is cool. I didn’t create the background video. I am a member of a website that offers motion video backgrounds. I love it! I do edit the background videos as well. Lots of customization. Makes videos is a big challenge but I love the end result. It’s worth the added stress.
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