Create Your Own Watermark

I spent quite a bit of time tonight designing and drawing a new watermark. I love it! I drew it out by hand first then scanned it. Fooled around in Lightroom and wasn’t getting the effect I wanted, so I drew the whole thing in Illustrator. Then I opened it in Photoshop to create both a black and white version, both with 100% and 50% opacity, and saved it as a png.

 

Let me know what you think!

Imitating A Scanner Darkly

I know this isn’t technically photography, but I love them too much to not post! All the original photos were taken by me before I did a vector drawing over them.Constructive criticism would be greatly appreciated! I’ve been told they resemble work from A Scanner Darkly. I absolutely love them and could look at all the different shapes and colours in them for hours. I’m really pleased with how they turned out.

This first vector drawing is of my brother Ben. Looking at it today I’m not so much of a fan of his eyes when you zoom in on them. The little smile definitely captures his personality.

Next is a vector of my friend Bethany. The photo was taken on the shore of the Athabasca river in Jasper. My friends and I spend two summers as housekeepers out there. Beautiful land!

This is my friend Yvette. This photo was also taken in Jasper. She has the most amazing and contagious laugh you will ever hear! I love this capture of her.

This is a vector of my boyfriend, Paul. I took the photo at his Dad’s house while we were down visiting. I love the detail in the reflections in both the glass and his glasses.

And this last vector drawing is my favourite. I don’t know what it is; the colours, her expression, or the fact that it was my first. Jessica is also a friend of mine who was living in Jasper with me for two years. So perhaps because it reminds me of a fun time in my life. I can’t look at this picture without tilting my head sideways. I don’t even realize that I’m doing it lol.

This is the website that I took my inspiration from if you’d like to learn how I did it.

Thanks for stopping by!