This is the first post in my new blog. After working with digital art for several years now, I think that I have outgrown my original blog premise. Digital Dissonance reflected my newness to the world of digital art. I was just starting to explore Photoshop and Photoshop Elements and my limited skills often resulted in a feeling of dissonance. I usually knew what I wanted to create starting out, and I had a good idea of how it should look when complete. However, my limited skill set often led me down other paths so that what I ended up creating was quite different from what I had in mind at the beginning. Through much trial and error I am now at a point where I can pretty much create what I set out to create. Instead of dissonance, I am starting to feel harmony. Photoshop is a tool in my hand instead of a wily, frustrating beast that simply would not do my will. Like any art tool it can be wielded badly, and I am sure I will still have my share of frustration. But now more often than not I marvel at its power, and I am still a bit surprised that I can make it do what I want. I am by no means an expert, and I am still learning new things every day. Still for the most part dissonance has been replaced by harmony and joy. I hope my new blog reflects that and I welcome you to join me in the continuation of my artistic journey.
1 July 2011