Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Photo art.

Today, as a bit of a change from the norm, I thought I'd blog about a hobby of mine that I occasionally use to brighten up my blog posts a bit.

For quite sometime now, I have been into photo art, and with the aid of apps and some basic drawing skills on my part, it has never been easier to do. 

So, I am going to share with you some of my photo art; old and new. I hope you like them :) 

This is a fairly old piece of photo art that I did
I really loved the colours on this one
and made it using a free computer programme called
This is a piece of photo art I actually created yesterday and then turned into a cover for my
latest WIP Finding Kelsey.
I drew the art work, then used photo apps to play around with it a bit until I had what I wanted. 
I drew this little angel and did much the same process as the above, although I did not turn this one into cover art.
One of her wings was a little too small though but considering it only took me about 10 mins to get to this stage. Including the drawing itself I was relatively happy. 
I did this little Rat for a blog post a few days ago. About my furry friends. He was another
quick draw that actually came out pretty well. 
Another take on the eye and flower drawing above. I can't decide if I like this one or not. 

I did this moose drawing quite a while ago and thought it looked pretty good in this pop art style. 

I did this tree quite a long time ago now. Again I drew the image myself and then played around
with my photo apps to get this finished product. 

These are my twin kittens Tizzy and Timmy. I loved this picture of them
so much that I had to play around with it a bit and see what I could come up with
I don't think it turned out to bad.
I was certainly happy with the overall result.

This was a very simple image of my dog Harley de,
even the most basic of images can make great photo art. 

Another really old piece of photo art, created with the ait of Gimp

Second life avatar photos can also make great photo art.
This was from a fun day out on second life with the love
Chuck Jolly. Both our avatars decided to go a bit retro. 

This piece of photo art just goes to show that you don't have to have the greatest
drawing skills to create fun photo art. 

The Drawing aspect of this one didn't come out quite so well as I had hoped but
I liked the overall effect. So figured I'd still share it. 
You don't have to be a great artist to create photo art. It's a fun hobby that pretty much anyone can have a go at, especially with the creation of photo apps that are available for smartphones and the like.

Just choose a picture, load it into your app, and play around. Trial and error can lead to some great pictures and best of all, some great content to brighten up any blog or help you create the perfect book cover.

Let me show you, just what I mean.

My cover for my novel Insane Reno was created with photo apps on my phone. I started out with a very plain image that was in no way special, as you can see below.

Yep this was the Original Insane Reno covers, picture. 
I then played around with several photo apps and turned it into this...

So, why not give photo art a go and see what you can come up with. I'd love to see your photo art, when your done, and hear about the experience. Did you enjoy it? Would you try again?

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my post.

Love and hugs, Joss xx


  1. That looks like fun. Maybe I'll have time to look into it someday. I really enjoyed your tree picture. Gosh, those stories ideas are flowing now.

    1. It is and it is so easy. The tree is one of my favourites it's one of those one that everything just went right from the start, the drawing itself, the photo art all of it. All my photo art can be shared freely, so if you want to use any of it, feel free.

  2. Fun pictures! I particularly like the tree. Which apps are your favorites to use?

    1. I really like BeFunky and PaintFx. WordFoto can be great too if used on Photos but it tends to fade out sketches to much. If you want to change your photo art into a book cover then Phoster is really good for that although there may be better I haven't try to many poster apps yet.

  3. Fascinating. This looks like a lot of fun. The pierced lip image is especially striking.

    1. It really is and so simple too. You should have a go.

  4. Very creative. My youngest daughter has been doing some work like this and turns out some lovely creations.

    A Faraway View

    1. That's brilliant. I think it makes being creative so much easier and you can get really quick results too.