Category: Seasonal Photography
Posted: October 31, 2021

Decorative Gourds changed to birds

Pumpkin Patch Birds

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I love searching through gourds to see what my imagination sees. These two gourds caught my attention right away as I saw two birds. I loved the stem on these two way as they resembled a beak. I only had to do a slight trimming job on both stems to make the beaks stand out even more. I felt the streaks within the gourds could be emphasized to create the look of colorful feathers. I even noticed some streaks on the gourds resembled eyes. I just added some color to them The long necks of the gourds were perfect as bird necks. Since gourds mature in the fall I felt the birds I were about to create should have some beautiful colors. I added some new colors to the gourds, gave them wings and feet and voila I had my pumpkin patch birds. All I had to do was find the perfect pumpkin to place my birds with. These birds love tasty pumpkins!!!! Don't forget to check out your local pumpkin patch! You never know what you might see! I hope you Enjoy! HaPpY HalLoWeEn To All !!!! :o) Helvi
Post Type: Mixed Media Photography
Mixed Media: Medium Working in .png I cut out he gourds from the original image and saved them. (A .Png image allows you to freely move your cut out images around on the background.) I added highlihgts to the edges and within, traced the eye area and introduced new colors to it. I cut out a portion of the gourd for wings and drew some feet. Some embossing was done to add more of a 3D effect. Shadows were added to the birds and I brough out the lines in the pumkin more. A new back ground was created for eerie feel that Halloween brings. After everthing was arranged I changed the image to the solid. jpg image.

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Pumpkin Patch Birds by helvi2
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