This was inspired by a magazine advertisement I saw while reading on an aeroplane last month. In the advert here was a girl wearing a gas mask while posing in lovely clothing. I saw no reason at all for the gas mask but even so it caught my attention which I guess all good advertisements should do. So anyway, I thought I’d do one myself and here it is. By the way this piece does not relate in any way to me or my life. Just thought I’d add that in case my Dad who checks out this blog every now and then gets worried about my state of mind.
Below is a stock photo of a room which I duplicated and flipped and blurred to give it a little more depth.
This is my 998th image and I hope to reach the 1000th mark by the weekend.
Processing by moi
I chose this photo to work on because I wanted to try and get that lovely pearly skin that glows and I’m happy with how it turned out.
I painted in the window and the work on the wall to her left and I gave her an earring and matching nail polish. I changed her face because………I can 😉
I tried to keep the colours complimentary throughout the whole of the photo to make it more cohesive.
It took about 8 hours work in all. Phew!!!
Now, I wonder what am I going to do next???
She wanted this shot that I had taken of her this summer to put use as her profile on her facebook page but it was rather blown out as she was wearing a white top and it was very sunny that day so I thought I’d make it black and white which is always a good option for covering up mistakes 😉
I played around with some layers and let her blue eyes shine through. I like the kind of old fashioned feeling it has and she was quite happy with the end result.
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