Trish Neil

Living and working on the Central Coast, NSW.

Tag: bark

Scribbly Gum Image

 

This image was developed in a similar fashion to the previous one. The colours are different; it depends on the time of year the original image was taken. The outer bark is shed at various times throughout the year, but mostly late winter & early spring. The new bark that shows through underneath is bright cream and the scribble insect tracks are a rich red-brown. As the year goes on, the bark colours fade until they are a subtle blue/grey and the tracks are dark grey.

He looks very sad, this one – a grey, downcast creature, feeling rather vulnerable.

 

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New Scribbly Gum Image

Here is a new way of treating my Scribbly Gum characters. I’m pleased with this; desaturating  the ground and using layer adjustments to enhance the figure brings out what I see in them without losing the context.

 

Frog-Prince

See him? I call him the Frog Prince. He seems a little pensive, for all his funny hat. Perhaps he is not sure whether he preferred being a frog.

A Different Method for the Scribbly Gum Images

Earlier on I found another way to treat the “background” for these little faces I see in the insect tracks that are the scribbly gum ‘scribbles’. In photoshop I can ‘paint bucket’ into the bark texture. Depending on the settings, I can end up with a texture which is a bit like an etching, which I think throws the ‘figure’ into relief against this highly complicated ‘ground’.

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Easter Scribble (for the last time I promise!)

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I can’t leave this alone, it seems. Does this help? A foolish looking creature, a little crazed, definitely suffering; but then the series is called “Fools and Innocents”, so it fits. I will make a new page of the series as soon as I find the time, and they may (hopefully) make sense as a group.

Scribble # 2

This was one of the first of this style that I did, and is why I chose the name Fools and Innocents – he just looks like an innocent, a fool, or a clown.

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