GREEN-EYED LIONESS

GREEN-EYED LIONESS

This model's hair is so unbelievably cool that it inspired the direction for this piece! Model: Ashlieya, Colby Files | Digital Art: Magicalreality_Designs

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HANDLE WITH CARE

HANDLE WITH CARE

In the wake of the "Me Too" movement, this piece evolved on its own. There is a little known American Philosophy called "Utilitarianism" that is based entirely on the benefits of following the spiritual law of reciprocity. Christians call this law, "the Golden Rule." However, the concept of treat...

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SHIPWRECKED

SHIPWRECKED

For someone shipwrecked, and wearing rags for clothes, she sure does take great care of her hair. More than once in Awake, I have heard when you think you are done, add more - an idea that is put to good use in this piece. This would look great in a seaside bar that caters to Sailors and Marines -...

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CREEPERS BEWARE

CREEPERS BEWARE

The original photograph had a cracked appearance along the upper right. I decided to emphasize that look to create a broken wall. This girl likes guns and roses - and maybe the rock group by that name. The clown leering at her best back off because this girl can take care of herself. Model: Mal...

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IVY

IVY

This piece was primarily an experiment with Awake content and a process I had just worked out for artistic hair. Model: Hannah from Colby Files | Awake content

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BENEATH AN OPAL MOON

BENEATH AN OPAL MOON

The inspiration for this came from some of my writings years ago. "Beneath an opal moon" was the 3rd line of a haiku I wrote. Creating an opal moon was a lot of fun. Model: Ariana, Colby Files | Digital Art: Awake Content, MagicalReality_Designs | Moon photograph: my own

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AUTUMN HEART

AUTUMN HEART

The inspiration for this piece came entirely from the model and her pose. Model: Allie Summers, Colby Files | Digital Art: Awake Content, MagicalReality_Designs

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RAVEN

RAVEN

"Raven hair and ruby lips" was playing in my head as I worked on this piece. MODEL: Ariana, Colby Files |Digital Art: Awake Content, MagicalReality_Designs , my moon photo.

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BONNIE BLEU

BONNIE BLEU

The model has a cool and unique look. I chose to use minimal elements to compliment her eyes. Model: Stevie, Colby Files | Digital Art: Awake content, MagicalReality_Designs

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CHOPSTICKS

CHOPSTICKS

Seeing this model laying on bamboo brought back memories of Okinawa. I wanted to keep this piece simple, and limited the elements added. However, I had fun experimenting with the makeup colors in Portrait Pro! Never thought about matching make up to red hair before, but I think it worked! Model...

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PINK

PINK

The model inspired my direction and use of color. Her makeup and hair were whimsical and made this a lot of fun to create! Janet Sipl's background was simply a perfect match! Model: Laura, Colby Files | Digital Art: Awake content, Janet Sipl Background.

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SOCIAL BUTTERFLY

SOCIAL BUTTERFLY

Jami's colorful weave inspired my direction and use of color. Having just developed an artistic process for hair, I had to try it on Jami! Model: Jami, Colby Files | Digital art: Awake, MagicalReality_Designs

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COMBATING GLOBAL WARMING

COMBATING GLOBAL WARMING

As soon as I saw the model, I knew exactly what I wanted to do and began a search for the elements needed to complete the concept. Model: Colby Files | Digital Art: Awake content | Polar Bears & Ice: Pixabay

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INTENSITY

INTENSITY

Photographer: Sebastian Michaels | Digital Art: Awake content

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THE WAITING

THE WAITING

I love this model's look. While the original photo was black and white, I experimented with Portrait Pro to see if eye color could be added. The overall color effect comes from DXO Nik, Color Efex Recipe, Morning Glow. Photographer: Sebastian Michaels | Digital Art: Awake content

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READING THE SKY

READING THE SKY

Photographer: Sebastian Michaels Digital Art: Awake content

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OLD TIMERS

OLD TIMERS

Old trucks and old people are part of our history. I often wonder what stories old rusted trucks could tell us. And I really enjoy listening to older people talk about their experiences - but there are fewer and fewer people that are older to listen to, but only because I am now among them. Pho...

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DAYDREAMING

DAYDREAMING

This was a lot of fun to create. As I wanted to really emphasize the stylized hair, I stretched out the front quite a bit. Photographer: Hazel Blake | Digital Art: Awake content

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SEEING RED

SEEING RED

This is the first of a three piece series that includes, "Feeling Blue," and "Green With Envy." Color My Emotions Limited Series | Model: Irene, Colby Files | Digital Art: Awake Content, Barbara A Lane Fractal, G&T Designs Background

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GREEEN WITH ENVY

GREEEN WITH ENVY

This is the final of a three piece series that includes, "Seeing Red," and "Feeling Blue." Color My Emotions Limited Series | Model: Irene, Colby Files | Digital Art: Awake Content, Barbara A Lane Fractal, G&T Designs Background

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FEELING BLUE

FEELING BLUE

This is the second of a three piece series that includes, "Seeing Red," and "Green With Envy." Color My Emotions Limited Series | Model: Irene, Colby Files | Digital Art: Awake Content, Barbara A Lane Fractal, G&T Designs Background

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"THE CLIPPER"

"THE CLIPPER"

Inspiration: The Netflix series, "Into the Badlands" introduces us to a future with a caste system loosely based on feudal Japan. The warriors class are called clippers, workers are called cogs, concubines are called dolls and the rulers are called Barons. Series: "Into the Badlands" | Model: Bri...

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STEAM GIRL & PIPE

STEAM GIRL & PIPE

This piece was an opportunity to select a limited color palette - applying what I have learned in the Awake Course, as well as using some new brushes for creating smoke, steam, and mist. The Steampunk Collection | Model Photographer: Sue Masterson | Digital Art: Awake Content, G&T Designs, Lave...

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AT TH HELM

AT TH HELM

I chose the color scheme from the model's hair. A very cool steampunk girl deserves very cool steampunk elements. The Steampunk Collection | Photographer: Sue Masterson |Digital Art: MagicalReality_Designs & Awake Content

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PAINTED TEARS

PAINTED TEARS

Sometimes you just have to listen to what the photograph wants to become. Less is more for this piece. I spent many hours playing and decided to add only one thing. This was more about processing artistically and removing instead of adding... Added one cog assembly in appearance as 2 tattoos... a...

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THE QUEEN OF STEAM

THE QUEEN OF STEAM

I really enjoy creating steampunk images. The model was already dressed in steampunk attire thus inspiring this composition. The additional characters were a lot of fun to create and should bring you a smile or two. The Steampunk Collection | Model: Savra | Photographer: Caroline Julia Moore |...

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FIVE MINUTE LIMIT, STRICTLY ENFORCED

FIVE MINUTE LIMIT, STRICTLY ENFORCED

This steampunk image is a bit of macabre humor inspired, perhaps, by watching too many "B" movies. There is a "sharp" contrast between the woman's outer beauty and the act she has apparently committed. The Steampunk Collection | Model: Sinopa Rin | Photographer: Caroline Julia Moore

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THE TIME KEEPER

THE TIME KEEPER

Steampunk is fun! And so was creating this piece! The Steampunk Collection | Photographer: Sue Masterson | Digital Art: MagicalReality_Designs

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"Pilot & Ground Crew"

"Pilot & Ground Crew"

The "pilot" was photographed by John Chapman and used with permission. Everything about this steampunk composition was whimsical and fun. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did creating it. Steam Punk Limited Series.

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DARK WORLD

DARK WORLD

Inspiration is from the works of William Mortenson, writings of Edgar Allen Poe, gothic art, the soap opera Dark Shadows, and all horror stories ever written. Dark Worlds Series | Model: Ashlieya, Colby Files | Digital Art: Awake content, MagicalREality_Designs | Additional photograph: "The Blue...

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KEEPER OF SECRETS

KEEPER OF SECRETS

Everyone has secrets. What if one person knew everyone's secrets? What a strange burden it would be! Inspiration is from the works of William Mortenson, writings of Edgar Allen Poe, gothic art, the soap opera Dark Shadows, and all horror stories ever written. Dark World Series | Model: Katie |...

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APPARITION

APPARITION

A face from a black and white photo emerges to cause both fright and intrigue. What does the apparition want of you? Inspiration is from the works of William Mortenson, writings of Edgar Allen Poe, gothic art, the soap opera Dark Shadows, and all horror stories ever written. Dark World Series...

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BLACK WIDOW

BLACK WIDOW

The "mother of venomous spiders" weaves a tangled web of deception and murder. She has her eye on her next husband.... Inspiration is from the works of William Mortenson, writings of Edgar Allen Poe, gothic art, the soap opera Dark Shadows, and all horror stories ever written. Dark World Ser...

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"Wrath"

"Wrath"

If mother earth walked among us, she would be very angry at what we have done to this planet we call home. Inspiration is from the works of William Mortenson, writings of Edgar Allen Poe, gothic art, the soap opera Dark Shadows, and all horror stories ever written. Dark World Limited Series.

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"Seeing beyond"

"Seeing beyond"

In a galaxy far, far away, a being sees beyond our imagination, watching us, gathering information on us. The fate of our world is held in her eyes. Inspiration is from the works of William Mortenson, writings of Edgar Allen Poe, gothic art, the soap opera Dark Shadows, and all horror stories e...

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"O'Town Girlz"

"O'Town Girlz"

Inspired by the writings of Frank Miller, most especially the "Sin City" series. The girls of O'Town were once enslaved by men and forced to work as prostitutes. When they had enough, they threw the men out of "O'Town" and claimed it as there own territory. Frank Miller's women are sexy and warri...

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"Girlz Only"

"Girlz Only"

Inspired by the writings of Frank Miller, most especially the "Sin City" series. A dark world indeed. The girls of O'Town were once enslaved by men and forced to work as prostitutes. When they had enough, they threw the men out of "O'Town" and claimed it as there own territory. "Girls of O'T...

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"Girlz Rule"

"Girlz Rule"

Inspired by the writings of Frank Miller, most especially the "Sin City" series. The girls of O'Town were once enslaved by men and forced to work as prostitutes. When they had enough, they threw the men out of "O'Town" and claimed it as there own territory. Yes, Girlz Rule - especially in "O'Town...

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"Alana"

"Alana"

Inspired by stories of Atlantis, mermaids, and tales of the deep. Deep Blue Series | Model: Jami, Colby Files | Digital Art: Awake content; Mermaid Tale, Pixabay; Background & sea life, Magicalreality_Design

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"Davy Jones Locker"

"Davy Jones Locker"

Inspired by song, stories, and tales of the deep. Davey Jones checks on his locker, guarded by a giant octopus. Deep Blue Series | Model: James Xavier, Awake Content | Digital Art: MagicalReality_Designs | Additional Photographs: Whale, Pixabay

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"Catfishing"

"Catfishing"

The title is a play on words. The literal meaning is obvious. The figurative meaning is of recent development. When a gold digger is looking for a new "sugar daddy," she is catfishing.

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THE BRIARWOOD HABIT

THE BRIARWOOD HABIT

My father used to smoke a pipe. He switched from cigarettes in an effort to quit tobacco entirely. Briarwood is the wood of choice for making pipes and thus the inspiration for the name. The Bonehead Collection | Squirrel by Dancing Snake Photography | Digital Art: Awake content, MagicalReal...

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"The Grackle's Tale"

"The Grackle's Tale"

Inspired by the works of Edgar Allen Poe, "The Grackle's Tale" evolved from a simple photograph of a Boat-tailed Grackle perched on a post at St Marks National Wildlife Refuge, Florida to a fantasy piece that is a personal favorite. This was among my first pieces to combine commercial digital art a...

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"Princess Borea"

"Princess Borea"

Inspired by myths and legends of the true north... when she appears, you know winter is coming.

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"Kermode Woman"

"Kermode Woman"

Inspired by the Kermode bear (Ursus americanus kermodei), also known as the spirit bear. Her spirit animal is the Kermode bear, making her a Kermode Woman.

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"Shelter"

"Shelter"

This is a conceptual piece inspired by the model who is a ballet dancer and happens to be on toe. As soon as I saw how she was balled up tight, I envisioned this image.

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"Whiter Shade of Pale"

"Whiter Shade of Pale"

This composition is inspired by the Procol Harem's song of the same title. The music is beautiful and haunting at the same time. When you really listen to the story, you realize that a Sailor at sea has either gone made or been seduced by either a mermaid or siren who lures him to the bottom of th...

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"Guinnevere"

"Guinnevere"

This composition is inspired by Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young 1969 song of the same title. Another tale of a Sailor, but the story is very open to interpretation. Again, you will find elements in the composition, directly form they lyrics. Seagulls are from two of my photographs. The model i...

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"Jaz'd"

"Jaz'd"

This image was largely experimental, but I really liked the result which reminded me of a rather cool Jazz Club. And the model looks as though she might be snapping her fingers to the sound of Wynton Marsalis or Miles Davis...

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"Ticket to Ride"

"Ticket to Ride"

A whimsical take on the Beatles hit, "Ticket to Ride." Inspired by the Beatles - of course - this Great Blue Heron has decided to take a train rather than fly during migration. The Great Blue Heron was photographed in 2013 at the Palafox Pier in Pensacola, Florida. I added a background and som...

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"Great Egret"

"Great Egret"

Great Egrets mostly eat fish, but may also eat amphibians, reptiles, other birds, small mammals, and invertebrates. The Great Egret was originally photographed at St Marks National Wildlife Refuge, Florida - my place of sanctuary and decompression. St Marks is beautiful with a look of the evergla...

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"Mandarin Duck"

"Mandarin Duck"

Influenced by oriental art. Awards: 2nd Place "Altered," f/Stop Photography Show 2018, Bay County Center for the Arts. I also received 1st place with, "Rhiannon."

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"Green Heron"

"Green Heron"

Green Herons are incredibly intelligent. They sometimes use tools to catch fish. Some steal bread or bait, drop it near the shore and wait for fish to go after it. This one was photographed at Admiral Mason Pond In Pensacola, Florida. I added a background and some digital elements from MagicalRe...

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"Little Blue Heron"

"Little Blue Heron"

Little Blue Herons are almost motionless as they stalk their prey, but strike lightning fast. This Little Blue Heron was photographed at St Marks National Wildlife Refuge, Florida. I added a background and some digital elements from MagicalReality_Designs to create a more artistic composition.

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"Redheads"

"Redheads"

Redheads eat underwater aquatic plants. These Redheads, one adult male and two females, were photographed at St Marks National Wildlife Refuge, Florida. I added a background and some digital elements from MagicalReality_Designs to create a more artistic composition.

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"Female Greater Scaups"

"Female Greater Scaups"

Greater Scaups eat a wide variety of food that includes aquatic invertebrates, insects, crustaceans, aquatic plants, insects, and seeds. These Greater Scaups were photographed at St Marks National Wildlife Refuge, Florida. My favorite time to photograph birds is with the sunrise and for a few hour...

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"Hooded Merganser"

"Hooded Merganser"

"Hoodies" are the rock stars of the duck world and one of my favorites to photograph. They eat small fish, aquatic insects, crayfish, amphibians, vegetation, and mollusks. The original photograph was taken at Wakulla Springs, Florida. I added a background and some digital elements from MagicalRe...

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"Unrequited"

"Unrequited"

We have all experienced unrequited love at some point in our lives. A pair of roses represents the love while the other elements tell a story.

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"Simply Red"

"Simply Red"

This flower was photographed in Navarre, Florida near the Butterfly House. There are a lot of beautiful flowers inside and surrounding the Butterfly House.

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"Echinacea"

"Echinacea"

The flower was photographed in Navarre, Florida outside the Butterfly House. Lots of elements added for fun - I hope you can find them all.

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"Kokoro"

"Kokoro"

"Kokoro" is a Japanese word that is difficult to define in English. It means unification of heart, body, mind, and spirit. It is similar to saying an athlete has heart when he gives a sport all that he has physically, mentally, and spiritually. Traditionally, a white rose meant innocence or puri...

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"Fairy Bath"

"Fairy Bath"

I photographed the magnolia in Panama City, Florida. I added a background and some digital elements from MagicalReality_Designs to create a more artistic composition. Look for some barely visible elements added for fun.

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"Pixie Daydream"

"Pixie Daydream"

I photographed the flower in natural light, early morning in Navarre, Florida. I added a background and some digital elements from MagicalReality_Designs to create a more artistic composition. Look for some barely visible elements added for fun.

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"The Evil Mister Gray"

"The Evil Mister Gray"

Inspired by a feral neighborhood Tom cat who likes to poop on my apartment steps... taken with a zoom lens because he might attack and has quite a number of evil minions who are armed with sharp objects.

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"3 Gents"

"3 Gents"

This impressionist influenced composition was taken in Gaeta, Italy in 1991 on film. I did a digital conversion on the negative and used various techniques and other images to create this composition. I received 1st Place for Art, Abstract, and Digital Darkroom for the 2016 Power of Photography Sh...

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