Monday 14 May 2007

Citrus, grapefruit and lime.



Illustration Friday
The topic is Citrus
So I halved my grapefruit and got out my watercolours, blew off the cobwebs, and had a go.
This one above is the original and the rest I had fun with in photoshop, messing around with colour adjustment.



I think I prefer the blue background, the grapefruit stands out more, what do you think?
And I love the lurid lime, it's so...well lurid!



This one below is because of a new tool I've discovered, well was shown actually.
I had a brilliant lesson in photoshop during the week. Learned a few basics and about the perspective tool!

14 comments:

Kathleen Rietz said...

Janie, these are AWESOME! I love your watercolor technique...you make the grapfruit look so inviting and the shadow underneath is so nice. I really think your work shows confidence in your strokes and the way you apply the paint and even the colors you use.

I love Photoshop, too! You can take your fine art and have some fun with it and there is no mess to clean up. : ) -kate

Anina said...

I love them all! Now I'm really in the mood for a beautiful ruby red grapefruit.

erika said...

I love the first one more, it is inviting, the colors are superb. Wonderful work!

trudette said...

Lovely watercolors , nice and fresh.

Kim Buchheit said...

these are lovely. it's so fun to see the color variations too.

Debbie said...

Amazing!! The original painting is so strong that you can do anything with it in photoshop.
I can't wait to eat my grapefruit after work :)

studio lolo said...

They're all wonderful, but I'm a sucker for original paintings so I guess the top is my favorite. They're all yummy though!

Steve Morrison said...

these are lovely--such juicy colors

janie said...

Thanks everybody, it's great to get such positive feed back.
I've been spending too much time in photoshop lately, cause it's like a new toy, and as Kate points out there's no mess to clean up, but it felt good to get the paints out again and now that I've stepped back as it were, I think you're right, the original is my fav.too, and it's nice to have it confirmed, so thanks again.

Jeannine said...

The color on these is stunning and rich! I'm dazzled by all the variations ...

steve said...

Great job utilizing both paints and computer! These look seriously alive and so so delicious!

Marisa and Creative Thursday said...

Yes, I'm ready for a grapefruit too. Beautiful watercolor illo!

ming said...

oh the picture makes me feel like going out and getting a grapefruit!

i think i'll do that!

Tita said...

te quedo muy bein la mancha de la acuarela, soy fanatica de a acuarela sabes, muy buena esa!