Flypaper Textures

Posts Tagged ‘surreal’

Hoody that caused a rumpus!

I’m delighted to be able to share my latest image which caused one sad individual on Flickr to accuse me of copying his work! Its also in answer to Bobs question showing how we create fake mist with just our flypaper textures. My original goal was just to achieve a nice image of an English […]


red car – green car

Over on Flickr we have a surrealist image group called  Man Ray In this group we run image contests, where a donated start-off image is used by everybody who enters, to be manipulated in a surreal way. Its a great way to flex your photoshop skills and learn from some real post production masters. Jill’s […]


Daisy had issues

The story came about with the bar code idea. Daisy is a radicalized cow, she always has issues and frequently stomps around the fields with slogans painted on her sides. Today’s protest is not wanting to be just a number. Her long-suffering farmer owner loves to see what she’s come up with every morning. Naturally […]


Interview with Lys

For our fourth interview I’d like to introduce Lys, a famous Paris based artist and designer, who works with La Marelle, a superbly hip publishing company! These are to be found in the best card shops world wide, or can be ordered online HERE . First of all can you tell us a little about […]


Caught in the Lights

Something a bit different today! I produced this image  for a challenge over at our  Man Ray group on Flickr . The starting image was a photo of a French gatehouse or pigeonair provided by Paul. After a bit of thought I decided to do a night scene with a car on a road, the […]


Interview with Corinne Geertsen (ZebraMule)

Let me introduce Corinne Geersten, better known to those on Flickr as ZebraMule. Corinne comes from Arizonia in the US and produces these rich surreal works of art. Fittingly the image you see above is entitled “Interview”. First of all can you tell us a little about yourself? My great delights are riding the Arizona […]


Good Friday shirt

I’d like to show how I did this surreal effect a little later, as I have a few more ideas to realize and don’t want to spoil the magic just yet. However, with the addition of just one Flypaper texture and a little color desaturation, the image was pulled together, enhancing the otherworldly, surreal ‘atmosphere’. […]


light at the end of the block

I’d been meaning to capture the sun set light on this building for ages, over looking our central market hall, this elegant shop/apartment building must have some very strange shaped rooms!I’ve not done much to it, the camera had its polarizor filter on, the textures were just used to bring out the golden tones I […]


m e s s e n g e r

A dull afternoon on the beach found me on my knees trying to get a low level shot. Overcast days are perfect to try moody, grainy textures.The idea behind this picture was ‘a Message in a bottle’, but from the bottles perspective!The Lime Plaster somehow helps give that ‘old distorted glass effect’ . Tex Pack […]


Wall Story

We drove past this windmill many times on the way to the beach,situated on a hilltop overlooking the Mediterranean salt marshes.Thankfully we managed to stop a few times at sunset on route home to capture it on camera.I was lucky because it was cut down this year, it was really sad to see the top […]


Bust and tree

On the same day but taken just before the last ‘Reflected Light’ posting. This is inside our Beziers Park of the poets, decorated with many stone carved busts. Its made up of two pictures, merged in photoshop, as my Autopanopro was playing up!A more finished/textured version of this image is on my Flickr site. As […]


reflected light

Walking back from our local ‘Park of the Poets’ in Central Beziers,I came across this dark and narrow bow terrace.The lowering sun reflecting off the opposite houses stucco in an interesting way, lighting the upper apartment windows.You’ll see I’ve removed a mass of visual pollution from the skyline, aerials are the one thing I almost […]


red box

Back in early July we made a special trip to the beach at sunset just to photograph the full moon rising over the Mediterranean.The light was superbly opalescent, and I was lucky, as I captured several nice images as well as the later moonrise. This is one, a huge red container, not sure why it […]


Life goes on

Another human for our professional readers!Taken on a professional Portrait shoot with French Artist, Martine Roch a couple of years ago. This one was never used but I now like the little surreal looking figure with a bucket in the corner!It was shot in that cold, sharp April light, the shadows being so dark, it […]


Martine Roch

French surrealist artist Martine Roch is well and truly stuck on Flypaper textures! So, to coincide with her new exhibition this weekend, we thought we’d do a little Q & A feature on her.Martine is  a professional artist/illustrator and Getty photographer.Her muse is her famous female Labrador ‘Boudi’. They are based in Dijon, north east […]


Voyageur map

I’ve been asked if I also use other ‘enhancement programs’ Both Jill and I have programs such as ‘Lucis’ but I’ve never shown a picture using it. You can use these programs on your images before following our recipes. A while ago I described how I get my painterly look before texturising. I now repeat […]


Gilded

This is in the south of France in my local languedoc area.There were many old windmills, but these are fast disappearing.This one overlooks my old village as seen from a farmers side road.I’d never seen it before the other evening! For this bucolic sunset scene I used three flypaper textures,two of them doubled.Bruised Saffron Soft […]


nights backcloth

Whilst driving home from Carcassonne one blustery day last January,I came across this tree nursery, growing on the banks of a flooding river near our famous Olive Oil factory, the Coopérative Oléicole L’Oulibo, Bize-Minervois The setting sun lit up these trees like a stage-set!If you look closely you’ll see I’ve removed the tips of an […]


l’ennui du dimanche

I spotted this wonderfully lit building whilst coming out of a Beziers art gallery one Sunday afternoon, the weather was a little washed out and everything looked bleached gray except this eighteenth century building painted a cool shade of ocher.Naturally, when I uploaded it was washed out too..:-/So out came the rich flypaper textures to […]


visitor from the past

A simple use of Flypapers Raw Linen in full blur mode.Blend hard light Opacity was 100%, fill Opacity @ 94% Necropolis texture was used to finish.Blend soft light 48% and fill opacity @ 57%. Just these two textures were used to create an almost ‘sepia effect’ of a visitor, perhaps from the past.


Circles of your mind

Here I used five of our ‘flypaper 1’ textures.I find that using several textures at a gentle opacity, really helps build up interesting depth and atmosphere!Pomeii StuccoBruised SaffronRaw LinenWhite ShagreenElysium


Logistics

Nora Batty (inspired by the BBC’s ‘Last of the summers wine’) was used here to illustrate Logistics or Summers End, when our local beach shack cafe was removed 🙁


Beach Builders

This texture is a favorite, I’ve only used it once here,but we’re planning on bringing more out asap!It was named ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ as it brings to mind a crumpled letter. See it on Flickr