caralockhartsmith

stories and illustration

Doorway

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October 21, 2016 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Wish I Was There iii

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October 21, 2016 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Wish I Was There ii

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October 21, 2016 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wish I Was There i

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The reasons being that this has been one difficult week, and I would like it to be over: I have a bug; my recently renovated teeth have fallen out so I look like one of the witches from Macbeth; winter is-a-cumen in; words have been a-spoken; and although worse things happen at sea, I feel quite disorientated, annoyed and petty. At such times the computer is a comfort as one can waste a day without noticing, and then another day will come along, and by Tuesday I should at least be able to grin, or grimace, once more at the world. But moi, je ne suis pas lapin heureux.

October 21, 2016 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

The Midnight Hare page 6 new version

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At last I am discovering a technique that suits the atmosphere of the book, that integrates the pages, and that I enjoy doing. Also it doesn’t take too much time.  The disadvantage is that I keep wanting to redo the pictures! I made an experiment with this picture in that the white lettering was done by hand on the old version and then cut and pasted on top of the main painting in Photoshop; then I used the eraser to clean it up a bit, though left a bit of the smoky background (from the old version) as I quite liked the accidental effect. It isn’t a good idea to put any text in illustrations in any kind of a permanent way because of the difficulties if the book is translated.  When putting in the typed text I suddenly found that it was creating a strike through effect which I certainly did not want.  But a generous lady on You Tube had been working on this effect, so I found out that I needed to highlight a scrap of text and do control/shift/slash. Thereafter the text printed out OK. The wonders of communication. The text layout is a bit dull but I can work on that; I think the basics are there now for this page.

October 19, 2016 Posted by | Art, Illustration, Painting, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Midnight Hare page 29

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I have edited this rather than posting it as a new post.  I am repainting page 28, as I did not like the look of the lettering in the sky in either that or this painting.  This painting I like the feeling of, so have made it smaller and pasted it on to a larger background, and put the lettering underneath. The lettering itself is smaller and in a slightly lighter colour. Although I do not use computers for making images, they are very useful in other ways!

October 6, 2016 Posted by | Art, Illustration, Painting, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

The Midnight Hare Page 28

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October 6, 2016 Posted by | Art, Illustration, Painting, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

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