Tag Archives: illustration

24/52 Crystal Gardens under black light


I took this photo in June three years ago. A friend and I took a Turner Coaches trip to Chicago. The flora in the Crystal Gardens at Navy Pier inspired this digital darkroom creation.

I love black light and scratchboard art. Check out other neon beauties in my Graphic in Nature category.

Photo of the Week series: Every Sunday in 2012 I will either share a photo from my archives or something new I just can’t wait to get feedback on for future art shows/exhibits.

Blogger participation: My hope is to receive enough input on each week’s photo to later post a Bloggers’ Choice of the Month and wrap up 2012 with a Bloggers’ Choice of the Year.

Thursday Thrill: Pinwheel Twirl


I used a child’s pinwheel to create these twirls in Photoshop. To create the feature photo, I placed the pinwheel on a dark surface and did not use flash.

For the second twirling digital art effect, I used red material as background and flash. Then I applied what I learned from contributing photographer Adrian Harvey on the blog Digital Darkroom Techniques. For both, I also chose darken instead of lighten in Step 7 of Harvey’s tutorial to produce another more dramatic twirl.