Friday, March 22, 2013

Photo Art Friday

Self Portrait

...in the eyes of the beholder.

I shot a photo of myself and then cropped only the top half of my face (well a little less) added Bonnie's fabulous free texture "Beauty is" on blending mode hardlight at 100%.  But thought it needed a bit more I used the art poster effect from Pixlr Editor and wanted more artistic flare, went into Pixlr Express and used the creative express "Yin" to give it the layered look it has then added a grunge like frame.  

Pixlr's photo editing is a free editing program in case you didn't know or are interested.

I'm happy with the results.

If you're interested in Bonnie's Photo Art Friday or to check out her wonderful textures click here.

Thanks for stopping by!

                                                                                Capture Life

15 comments:

Stephanie said...

That's a really cool look. I love your flare!

Andrea said...

Wow ... very beautiful, very creative. I miss the pretty smile though I know it is there:) I really like what you have done here ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

The Artful Diva said...

I like how you mixed it up a bit - nice example of a triptych...

momphotographer said...

beautiful!

Mariane said...

You did a very well job on this.. Awesome!!!!... Thanks for sharing

Bonnie said...

Well you certainly picked the right texture with the right text! This is a beautiful edit ... love the warmth in your eyes.

Jan said...

LOVE your self portrait. It reminds me of those books where you flipped the layers of people's bodies to make a 'new' person.

Clever you!

Marilyn said...

Very cool. I like the "strips". I think I have seen this option on Pixlr. I'll have to try it.

Queenvickans said...

Awesome capture.

Currie Silver said...

this is just great!! I am a BIG Pixlr fan, too, and I love how easy it is to navigate. you've expanded my repertoire and I'm going to try some of your steps out for myself!!

travelintoadventure@gmail.com said...

I love looking into peoples eyes there is so much beauty in them and your eye look kind.. You editing of your image is coolish -- it's wow and different!! I like it..
Hugs

Deborah said...

and beautiful eyes they are!

peggy gatto said...

Gorgeous!

Ida said...

Very nice piece. Love the texture paired with your eyes (and the quote)

Miriam said...

I absolutely love this! Great job.