I feel like my mind races at 120 mph ninety-five percent of the time, but before it gets in gear, I try to find some peace and quiet. This means as soon as I get up I try to isolate myself. I close the door and avoid family ( I have a big one). It helps me prepare for the day ahead. I get some meditative reading done, put things in perspective, affirm what I’m grateful for, and review my tasks for the day. One day this past week, it hit me, even if surround myself with silence, it’s still not quiet. I can still hear myself breathe and feel my heart beat. Yay for being alive! So that inspired me to create this wallpaper I call Silence. It took approximately 3 hours in Photoshop. Enjoy! Feedback is welcome.
Size 640 x 960
Size 1680 x 1050
This source image was taken by Belovodchenko Anton aka african_fi
The main brushes I used are a part of a Bittbox Freebie: 5 Abstract Porous Brushes.
Posted by pindsha21 on March 31, 2013
Even though I lived in Chicago for five years, I’ve never experienced a White Christmas, but I’m not complaining. If I never saw snow again I think I would be just fine. I grew up and now live in a warm climate. I can’t imagine not being able to sport a t-shirt and shorts if I want on Christmas day. There are plenty of places that have nice weather during “winter” yet they are very rarely represented. In movies and advertisements Christmas isn’t Christmas without snow. People sing phrases like “walking in a winter wonderland” or “chestnuts roasting on an open fire.” Try sitting around an open fire in 80 degree weather. Well I made something for the warm climates; a free Beach Christmas Wallpaper. Enjoy and leave a shout out below if you will be someplace warm this Christmas.
Wallpaper Resolution 1680×1050
Wallpaper Resolution 1920×1080
I didn’t document the creative process but here are some of the source images I used found around www.sxc.hu:
P.S. technically this is the free wallpaper for the month of June. I’m still a bit behind…
Posted by pindsha21 on December 7, 2012
Here’s May’s free wallpaper. I’ve been a bit MIA these past couple months. Life’s been a bit hectic, but I’m playing catch-up. With this wallpaper my challenge was to be a bit more edgy/dark and to make something that can appeal to both men and women. My past wallpapers have been particularly girly (especially Beauty) and my style is more bright and happy. Well, this time I feel like I’ve just missed the mark. The concept is night and day and it was inspired by the image of the girl in the middle meditating. I wanted two very distinct environments with an air of mystery and desolation. It’s still a bit on the “bright side” and would probably draw a female’s attention first, but I’m getting better at photo manipulation (my bright side). Composition, execution, and filling the space are points I need to improve on. I can’t wait to compare all the wallpapers at the end of the year.
Nevertheless, here is Night & Day. I’ve provided 2 different resolutions because I now have a new laptop with a screen size of 1366 x 768. My former pc was 1440 x 900. I’ve also included a few screenshots of the process and close-ups.
Night & Day Wallpaper 1920 x 1080
Night & Day 1680 x 1050
Posted by pindsha21 on July 7, 2012
I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of Androids (human-like robots, not the phone). The techonology behind them would definitely be something I would like to study. Whether I think they’ll appear tomorrow and take over the world… well read my thoughts here. Anyway I wanted to make a cyborg piece in Photoshop that was non-threatening, colorful and somewhat comical. I took the picture of an underwear model (who will remain nameless) and visually removed chunks from her, then added machine parts taken from across the web. Instead of functioning on the standard greasy oil, I wanted bright liquid pumping through my android’s “veins.” Of course then what would happen if you cut one (or four). Below is my piece.
UPDATE: I recently submitted this entry to For the Love, an online portal for creatives, and it was accepted. See it here in their Featured Images Section. You can submit your work by emailing the image (700px max) to email@example.com. Make sure to include a description with a link to your site in the email body.
Posted by pindsha21 on November 29, 2010
Can’t afford Photoshop? Or maybe you would like to have the power of Photoshop available at any computer? I would like to introduce you to Aviary, a website that offers image editing tools for free online. From the same people who brought you Worth1000.com (hosts daily photo manipulation contests), Aviary provides an inexpensive alternative for expensive digital editing software and consists of a community of artists of all skill levels that showcase their work in the site gallery. Users keep full rights to the artwork they post. For support there’s a forum and various tutorials. If you really get involved in Aviary and would like to use it for more private commercial applications you can upgrade to a Pro account for a low yearly subscription. Here’s a quick video demonstration of what you can do with Aviary.
Unzipping a kitty in Aviary.com
Posted by pindsha21 on September 2, 2009