One day while I was scrolling through Instagram I found this image below.
I liked it so much so that I decided to save it, in hope to recreate something similar one day. Being that I am not an artist who draws, I was hoping that it was something I could do using my camera. The way I pictured it in my head was that I will be able to get close to someone’s eye while they are looking at something else and take the picture. I tried it and it did not work at all. Thinking through the process I realized why it did not work and decided to go about it another way. I went on youtube and searched for tutorials and I came across a tutorial detailing how to join two photos together. It was a very helpful and basic tutorial to follow and it allowed me to create the image below in photoshop.
Being that one of my goals this year is to learn how to use photoshop more, it was definitely useful that the person who made the tutorial used photoshop. For both of the images, I downloaded them from Flickr. Flickr is a great tool to use when you want access to photos that you can download, adjust to your liking and re-post for others to see. For now I am going to work on perfecting recreating this image to make it look more realistic. Wish me luck!
Bushwick Collective is a great place to visit if you’re a tourist or if you just like to see various forms of art. The area is FULL of artwork, especially murals, graffiti, and stickers (lots and lots of stickers.) I honestly probably visit the area atleast once a month. This month I have been there three times already, and I was able to get some nice photos, such as this one,
As I was walking through the area I passed a street pole and saw this little drawing which I thought was unique. Bare in mind that there are large pieces of art work displayed on building walls but if you look at the street poles, fire hydrants, and etc you’ll find little drawings, inspirational quotes, and other things that’ll make you think to yourself. Unfortunately I don’t know of a map detailing where exactly the all of the pieces of art are located. So you’ll have to walk around looking for them, and as soon as you’re ready to leave to go home…you’ll find another area within the vicinity that you didn’t explore yet. My best advice would be to create your own map so you don’t visit the same area twice during the same day. Personally I don’t do that, I like to walk the same path each time and just add on to it every visit. I hope you go visit soon to see. When you do take lots of pictures!!