I found a photo of a dancing woman in a magazine. I loved the blurred-out motion and decided to create an art journal spread with the photo.
Here is the photo glued into my journal.
I started by drawing some dotted lines that follow the shapes of the flowing skirt.
Then I drew some concentric shapes into the white areas of the dress.
I then added dots and lines to the shapes.
The doodles could use more contrast, so I color in the alternating shapes with my black pen.
I add some more dotted lines to the skirt to give those areas a little more emphasis.
To finish off the spread, I added a pattern to the background.
“This is a wonderful day, I’ve never seen this one before. ” ~Maya Angelou
I’m usually a very casual photographer. I tend to set only the basic camera settings at the beginning of a shoot and focus more on color, texture, composition, etc. while snapping photos. However, sometimes only a change in camera settings will give me the result I want.
I don’t like how the background flowers competed for attention with the main flower in this photo.
So I lowered the aperture setting to f/5.0, blurring the background. The main flower is now the center of attention.