Imaginings from what is perceived:
I’ve always wanted to believe in the existence of magic and mythical creatures. Nature seems to provide us with an endless pallet of opportunities, to imagine where they live. From the hundreds of fairy tales and fantasy novels I read in my youth, I’ve accumulated a clear idea of what evidence reveals the entrances to the kingdom of fairies. Either the elusive circle of mushrooms or strings of flowering vines wrapped around hollowed tree stumps, like we see here, these doorways show those who know the same thing… here, there be fairies.
In fact, if you look close enough at certain leaves and into certain shadows, you will see the little faces of fairies, gnomes, and imps of all sorts looking back at you.
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What inspires an artist?
“All they see” is the first and most literal answer.
For me, that is several gallery & museum exhibits, dozens of books, and tens of thousands of images online. The gage of it all might be to see what I like and share on my own social media sites.
The Materials: A few suggestions to help with your process
Photoshop for Mac: The Review: You could use the free “ MAC Photos” program or Picassa and possibly get the similar results, but Photoshop offers you the flexibility of presenting yourself as a pro photographer, like no other program. There’s a reason it’s considered the best of the best, after all. So, this allows you the possibility of selling this service to others and funding more of your creativity
Apple MacBook Pro 15.4″ Laptop: The Review: You may choose to get an iMac for the bigger screen, and I couldn’t disagree with the beauty of working with the 24” screen. I picked the laptop, because of the need to be mobile and the flexibility of multi-purposing it to use for client demos. As an alternative to the weight of this model, I would suggest the MacBook Air 13”. Most of us have become accustomed to mobile device size screens and it is much easier to carry around.
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR: The Review: My first DSLR camera was the EOS Rebel T3. This one is vastly superior to the old model. Canon has a well-deserved reputation for having top rated cameras. It requires a little play time to master it, and that time will be lessened by defining a clear idea of what you want to do with it, then jumping on YouTube for the multitude of How To videos. If you want a smaller camera to carry around, try Canon EOS M10 Mirrorless Digital Camera OR go small & powerful with the Canon PowerShot Digital Camera with 3-Inch LCD & built-in wifi.