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Psychedelic Camarón

Click onto any image to see enlargements. The images can be best appreciated from a distance of six feet approx (1.75m) in a darkened room. Originally a small watercolour image, I painted from a photo of Camarón de las Isla, the famed flamenco singer I developed the portrait using Photoshop in stages. My intention was to see how far I could take it while still retaining the essence of the subject. At times, the result almost resembles a map of an island surrounded by smaller islands, but the eyes always tug the observer back to seeing it as a face. I experimented with various colours to what extent they altered the perception.

 To read a short biography of Camarón de la Isla click onto The Tale of  ‘The Shrimp’.

Signed (or unsigned), printed copies of the image are available in A4 size to order. All you have to do is enter your request in comments box below, and  price for the full set of five will be sent to your email address by return, including postage and packing. Your comment will not be published. Larger sizes (A3) are also available as single items on request.

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4 comments on “Psychedelic Camarón

  1. Bryan Hemming
    August 8, 2013

    My reply to your comments didn’t appear. Anyway, they went like this. The original portrait for this series was drawn entirely by hand and then scanned onto my computer where the effects were manipulated using Photoshop.

    With my equipment and mouse it would be harder to draw it by computer than hand.
    The Mike Fab-Gere drawing was done completely by hand. I didn’t even own a computer in those days.

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  2. WordsFallFromMyEyes
    August 8, 2013

    Weird. So it worked here.

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  3. WordsFallFromMyEyes
    August 8, 2013

    WP wouldn’t let me comment on the other page, so let’s see if it works here…

    YOU DREW THAT BY HAND?????? My gosh, I’m massively impressed Bryan.

    Are you not able to still do this – or no time? And also, if you are skilled at doing it by hand, I don’t suppose you could do it by computer… how DO they do such stuff by computer?…

    Stunning work, Bryan.

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  4. WordsFallFromMyEyes
    August 8, 2013

    I’m in a cafe in my lunch break, not in a darkened room, and I’m STILL impressed 🙂

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