Wouldn’t go so far as to say I’m addicted to doodle-togging (adding doodles to photographs), since I have been known to do other things with my time. However, combine my snazzy (with lots of bells and whistles) single-lens reflex digital camera (a birthday gift from the Love of My Life) with Photoshop, and being a consummate doodler, let me just say I am having a blast.
Even though it’s only been a few months since I first wrote about doodle-togs, I have been having fun and creating much. Decided it was time again to share.
Originally, I’d simply add a doodle to a photo. (Perhaps going so far as to turn a color photo into a black and white image.)
Sometime later, I began combining other Photoshop capabilities with the pics. Sometimes I’d doodle them and sometimes I wouldn’t.
After a while, I thought it might be interesting to have a regular “model” appear in the photos. A constant of sort.
I began by staging the LoML’s snow-shoes in a myriad of unusual and silly places. I quickly discovered that while the idea was fun, the shoes themselves were cumbersome — both to carry around and pose.
The above was taken while motoring down the Intercoastal Waterway in Eastern Florida.
Since I doodle the shells of all hard-boiled eggs so the LoML can tell them apart from the raw eggs, I thought it’d be a lot easier to use an egg as my model. Turned out the eggs got eaten and, they’d often break at inopportune moments. (I tend to drop things.)
The above shows the egg in a windless (a machine that helps raise and lower anchors).
Years ago my now twenty-something went through a “duckie” stage. All things of the cute, yellow, whimsical duck-sort were collected and cherished. Though the phase passed, I still tend to gravitate towards little yellow ducks. Thinking of my daughter when I happened upon one in a thrift store, it came home with me.
After discovering the drawbacks of both snowshoes and eggs as models, it occurred to me Duckie might just be the “perfect” solution. It was easy to tote around, never eaten and doesn’t crack when dropped
Along with being fun, this whole photography, Photoshop, doodling combo is a great creative outlet when space is limited. (Have I mentioned living on a 45-foot sailboat?) That said, there’s a high probability more of these appear here (and perhaps even elsewhere? *smiles*). Enjoy
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