Emergence from Lockdown

Here is my second image manipulation using the program Affinity. Very early days, and a lot of new skills to learn. Enjoyment is the key, and this certainly punches above its weight on that score.

Process

My starting point was to photograph three life study sketches and two oil pastel studies I’d made at college. I removed the backgrounds where necessary using Photoshop Elements before ‘Placing’ them onto a blank canvas in Affinity.
I played with various adjustments in the different layers gradually building into my final image. There are so many variants that I now need to start recording what I do and what effects I achieve.

If you are inspired by my artwork please like, share, and comment.
Thank you for reading.

Stay well. Stay safe. Stay apart.

Published by Marilyn

Diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder after fifty years in the mental health system I decided to share my experiences and consider the impact my health has had on my well-being. Being creative is the mainstay of my life and it's how I express my deepest emotions. Photography, writing, and design challenge me and help keep me rooted in the present.

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