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Crayola - Soul Searching by artisticalshell Crayola - Soul Searching by artisticalshell
“The artist must train not only his eye but also his soul.” ~ Wassily Kandinski

Crayons, Pen, Photoshop, iPhone4

Photoshop manip of the iris of my crayola drawing:…

I drew the eye with crayon, photographed it and posted it in the link above. I then selected the iris only and put it in a separate file in photoshop. I used the liquify tool so that it was a perfect circle and added a slight shadow to the corners, liquified the pupil to form a heart and adjusted the colors with a 30% gradient overlay and brought out the white in the highlights. Added a layer of stars as an extra touch. The reason I manipulated the photo is for a circle shaped necklace I am making with just the iris. But then after I was done I thought, hmmm wonder what it would look like if I put the iris back in the original photo. This was the result.

Side note: Keep the cleavage jokes to yourself, don't waste your time because I will delete them! Unless you're a home schooled per-pubescent 14 year old teen that just discovered the internet for the first time through this photo, there's really nothing you haven't seen here before! Plus, there are plenty much more revealing images on dA to keep you entertained. I really don't seen the big deal. But I digress...

These are the exact dimensions of the photo without a crop as it was taken. Instead of cropping the photo, i left the entire photo as it was taken to show perspective of what I could see as the photo was literally being taken from my face. I opened up the TimerCam app on my iPhone, set it for 5 seconds, positioned myself and my hands as you see here and snapped the photo with my top lip. Took a few tries before I got this shot ;)

To see more of my art go to | instagram artisticalshell as i don't post on dA often due to time restrictions.
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PumpkinGirl20 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student General Artist
I agree with AzakiShimo!!!!
AzakiShimo Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Artist
that is soooo cool!
TheSlyDragon Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist
i like this one a lot. good job.
AlieMey Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Featured here: [link] :D
Kidd-Breon Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
... Teach me your ways XD. This is amazing!
Gladddragon Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no matter how much soul searching i do i never seem to get any where!Do you have any advice?
Gommpen Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
omG ! it so amazing drawing, i love it !!
ForMyLadyArtemis Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*Jaw drops so wide it falls off*
This is so incredible! Its just OMG! So unbelievably BEAUTIFUL!
XD! You took the photo with your mouth? That's really funny :XD: and hard, frankly.
Missdelayingit Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
SOO amazing. I can't even imagine doing that with crayons. You have an amazing gift! I love it. :)
oka415 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
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