Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Masquerade ~ Artist's Play Room #30

1mas·quer·ade
 noun \ˌmas-kə-ˈrād\
Definition of MASQUERADE
1
a : a social gathering of persons wearing masks and often fantastic costumes
b : a costume for wear at such a gathering
2
: an action or appearance that is mere disguise or show

Even though I rarely take this step, recently I have found it Very Interesting to see how close MY definitions are to the dictionary's. Thus the above...

I had some fun playing with this word, the idea of it, and how I would like to play with it for this week's APR #30

I did a few things, some for fun. Some for mere curiosity. As I've been learning and practising what I am learning in PSE8, I've turned up a few nifty little tweaks that let me really explore the theme: MASQUERADE.


This is what a bit of a colour exploration and effects experimentation I got with the mask, Comedy. A wee bit wacky, to BE sure, yet fun and most interesting.

And this, I think is what I REALLY enJOYed most of all...



I lined-out a jester and coloured it in, painted round it, and then scanned it with the colours inverted. I continued tweaking it post-scanning in the digital fiddling stage. 

These are the sorts of seemingly silly activities that really encourage me to keep exploring and finding out What Happens If??? 

I am really looking forward to seeing what all others come up with for Masquerade.

just add water silly's blog hop link

16 comments:

Sharon Evans said...

Love the bright colours and the choice of the Harlequin mask.

Victoria said...

Totally gorgeous..such beauty and color and whimsical energy...fabulous! I also love the added font of masquerade..very beautiful!These are all stunning..and magical! Such fun!
Victoria

Rita said...

Love the color and fun! I haven't been able to come up with anything for APR yet. This one is a hard one for me.

Linda Brightwingsofsummer said...

Hi Currie - love your approach to Masquerade, it was tricky! Fab colours :-) Cheers, Linda

TwinkleToes2day said...

Wonderful, colourful, masks and thanks for posting the definition of masquerade :0)

see you there! said...

So interesting to see how color effects the drawing in those first comparisons. Like you bright version of the jester.

Darla

Ruth said...

It shows that you really enjoyed that second one! I love it too, wonderfully fun, colourful and interesting, a real work of art Currie :)

Neesie said...

What fun you've been having Currie with such wonderful results!
You make me wish I could go back and redo my entry with colour...so inspiring. ;D
I was going to attach the definition too but then forgot so thank you for that...it's a perfect entry. :D

Elissa said...

Just love those bright colours and the harlequin mask is super, great movement and vibrancy about it :D

Leovi said...

Beautiful colors. Greetings.

Gloria said...

Wow! What great colors and drawings for the prompt. I love all your digital fiddling! More! More!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

masquerade was a tough one wasn't it... mind you it looks like you did it easily... and I love watching you explore the digital possibilities... you are making it look fun and approachable...xx

Jennifer McLean said...

I especially like the jester, he's so colorful! thanks for entering this week.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

It sounds like you had a blast, Currie. What's best, your masks and jester look good. Blessings!

VonnyK said...

I love all the colours of your jester painting. It's amazing how different all the masks appear when the background colour changes. They are fabulous.
Von

stefanie stark said...

As you enjoyed creating the jester as much did I enjoy looking at him. I love the versatile colors and the good humored lokking face.