FINE ART from your PHOTOS

SEND US YOUR PHOTO and let us know which area of art you are most interested in.

By including text content and border effects, adding and removing people, changing the background, and restoring damaged areas in the originals, the illustrator has a virtually limitless number of compositional choices.

Empty out those old shoe boxes, and restore those photos before they are damaged beyond repair.... for the generations to come.

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We're always on the lookout for recent in the field images that could used as reference for paintings.

If you, our visitors, have some images that you think are unusual enough regarding subject matter, (while remaining within high standards of artistic clarity, composition, historical context, and other basic traditional guidelines), forward a link for us to view them. Keep in mind that we would prefer a few great photos as opposed to a large number of snapshot type images.

We will, in time, provide a space to upload directly to this site, but in the meantime, photos posted in places like Flicker, Photobucket, Picasa, Photo.net and many other locations can be easily viewed. If you do send us a photo, please be sure the ownership and copyright is clear and unambigous.

---PHOTO ILLUSTRATIONS---
A photo illustration is a type of computer art that begins with a photograph digitally scanned into a photo imaging program. By using various image enhancement software the artist can apply a variety of special effects to transform the image.

Our staff artist, having had a traditional fine art background, has the capability of digitally painting using digital brushes and a drawing tablet that so closely resembles an oil on canvas that it takes an expert to tell the difference without actually handling and testing the substrate.

Although digital painting and illustrations aren't done with oil paints, it's appearance is remarkably similar. This art isn't done with the push of a button or other short cut digital trickery, but is created brush stroke by brush stroke in the same style used when painted using traditional methods and materials. Years of evolution of technique led to a look and style that stands on it's own merits.

By composing multiple photos into a single cohesive image, the artist can convey an entirely different overview of the subject(s) than could be attained by one leafing through an album of photos glued to pages.

By including text content and border effects, adding and removing people, changing the background, and restoring damaged areas in the originals, the illustrator has a virtually limitless number of compositional choices. Empty out those old shoe boxes, and restore those photos before they are damaged beyond repair.... for the generations to come.

Be sure to visit our art, illustrations, restorations and poster galleries by using the links provided throughout this site.

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