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issue 13 - april 2018 | digital artistry


06 E D I T O R ’ S M E S S A G E by Pam Henderson

30- A R T I C L E 31 A N N A A S P N E S

IN T ERVIE W

49 C H R I S T I N A B R U N T O N - Zebras Fighting

B y Tr i s h H o s k i n

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PHOTOSHOP ARTISTRY by Sebastian Michaels

NEWS by ADU Members - Care For Africa Raf fles

09 2 0 1 8 W I L D L I F E A N D

N AT I V E P H O T O G R A P H Y CHALLENGE by Judi L apsley Miller

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W H AT ’ S O N by ADU Members - Birds On A Wire Exhibition

32 T H Y S J E A R T H U R - Jus t You A nd Me

33 B R O N W Y N K E N M I R - On With The Show

- Pirate

36 B I L L O L D H A M

- Endometriosis Fundraising

15- A R T I S T S A C H I E V E M E N T S 24 - F a c e b o o k P a g e - Heaven Ar t Galler y

- Australian Photog raphy Awards - Light Space & Time - Photoar tistr y UdA Awards - Rotar y Ar ts And Craf ts Show - Ar troom Online Galler y - finear tphotography

37- F E AT U R E D A R T I S T BARBAR A DUDZINSK A 43

- Don’ t B e Af r aid - Walking In The Rain

26- A N T H E A S C O T T E 27 - L i s t e n To Y o u r A r t - Magical Things

28 J O H N K E L LY

- Putting On The Ritz - Geelong Librar y

28 T R I S H E D WA R D S - Desolate

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- Bannockburn Lodge

53 A N N W E H N E R

- Come Fly With Me - Listening For His Song

54- P H I L L I PA F R E D E R I K S E N 55 - R e d B e l l - Red Frangipani

- R e d Tr o p i c a l D r e a m

56 A R T I C L E

CHINESE WHISPERS #5 by Maureen Max well

- A T i m e To Ta l k - Dance - Magic Dreams - Dooms Day

- Fractals Fashion - Fractals Warrior - Fractals Beauty

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LE ANNE M WILLIAMS - Times Of Old - Wings Of Time

58 I L O N A A B O U - Z O L O F

- Nig ht Voyage

- Split In T hree

- Sunset Dream

- Not From T his World

- Golden Sunset

- Living The Photo Ar tistic Life

25 D A L E B O T H A

- I Am Alone

- Old Man Enu

- Pastel Flowers

- APSCON 2018

52 M A R Y K N A G G S

35 S A N D Y B O L E S - Tr a d i t i o n

INSP IR AT ION

by Andrew Haysom

- Reminiscing

- Abstract Gone Crazy

WorldPix.org

50- A R T I C L E 51 S O M E P H O T O S H O P

34 M A R J O R I E L O R D

- Reflections E xhibition - Care For Africa Foundation and

- Made With Love

44 M I C H E L L E D R U M M O N D - Running L ate

- Unexpected Timing

45 A L I O P P Y

- Lady Chrissa

59 J U L I A H A R W O O D - The Agony Of Loss - Times Past

60- T R I S H H O S K I N 61 - B o x e d I n

- Sunday In T he Cit y

- Calista

46- D E A N H O H N 47 - H e a r t S p r i n g s

- M e l b o u r n e C h i n a To w n B y N i g h t

48 S U E M A S T E R S O N - A Peaceful Place

62 A N N L AV I N - Pandora

- Golden Flower

63 R O B Y N G A R N E T - Sometimes Love

- Pleasure Goodness Utilit y


64 C H E R E E S M I T H

- Dream Among The Stars

83 C I N Z I A H A R T - Spinning Gold

- Monstrous Hear t

65- F E AT U R E D A R T I S T DENNIS RICK ARD 71

84 K A R E N WA A L W Y K

- St Marys - A Bird In The Hand

85 S H A R Y N WA L K E R

- Under T he Milk y Way

- Pelican L anding - Boney - Dookie Silo - Suitcase At No. 38 - Eventually

86 J U L I E P O W E L L - Kitsune Spirit

- Mother Of Foxes

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GER ARD WHEL AN

- Storks At Dusk

HELEN AKERSTROM

- T he Gunfighter

103- F E AT U R E D A R T I S T ROCHELLE MARSHALL 109 - Jovana - Zerrin - Acacia - Bliss - Coventina - Ta m a r - Avdima - Lethe

- Cheer ful

- Oberon

- Gem In The Garden

- Tiffany

110 D E N I S E M c D E R M O T T - Deed Done

- Holding Up The Moon

Way Is Home - African

- Moments

96 E D W I N L E U N G - Stop The Clock

- All Aboard

- Welcoming Autumn

- T i m e To S e e

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AL BAMASS - Obrie Family Brush Past In A Rush - Pelican Island

112 K Y E T H O M P S O N 97

SUE MAPLES - Sea Gulls On Christies Beach - W hi te F aced Her on At Yamba

By Barbara Dudzinska

- Resistance

- Fire Flies

- I T hink We Are Lost .. Which

- Escape The Ordinar y

- L ast Flight Home

(Fractalyptus)

- Pink Flower

- Leaving

V I K I M U R R AY

82 K E V I N S I M S

- Summer Down Under

- A New Day

- Hard Day

- Rainy Day In Floreana

DIFFERENCE

102 C O L I N C A M P B E L L

- Water Play

- Kâruhiruhi

FOR AN ART WITH A

- Anzac

89- F E AT U R E D A R T I S T LY N D A R L I N G T O N 95

JUDI L APSLEY MILLER

78- A R T I C L E 81 M Y P A S S I O N

- Light Horse

The Storm

- T he Soul Master

A N D R E W H AY S O M

101 M I C K R O O N E Y

- Wonder Woman Into T he Eye Of

- Golden Bako

WA R R E N M AYA L L

Moscow

- Red Balloon

88 G E O R G E K O N C Z

- Rhino Rusk

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- Myakinino Metro Station,

C A R O LY N J E N S O N

- Abstract Life - Awaken

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- Eif fel Flower

- Star Struck

- Aussie Sheds

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100 C O L I N K I L L I C K

- The Water Garden

- Flour Mill

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- The Chase

- Water Lillies

- Baby

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- Modern Geishas

- Watching Over The Iron Lady

- Ships

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99 M A U R E E N M A X W E L L

Boat Ramp

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ONA BOORMAN

- Sorrow

- The Keepers

113 S H A R O N R A N K M O R E - To g e t h e r

- Memories By The Sea - Make A Wish

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114- PA M H E N D E R S O N 115 - T i m e K e e p e r - 7 th Avenue

116 M A R G A R E T K A L M S - Te a r i n g H a i r O u t

- Spider web Head Piece

117 S O N I A P U S E Y - Midnight - Volante

FRONT COVER by ANN WEHNER - The Sentry

Helen Akerstrom - Red Rumped Parrots

Barbara Dudzinska - Escape

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Mick Rooney - Olympic Games

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aD rOt W i s tNs U N D E R Australia and New Zealand

EDITOR’S MESSAGE

Happy Easter to everyone and welcome to the April edition of the Artists Down Under Magazine. A very special welcome to all our new “Down Under” members.

This month we see the Commonwealth Games take place on the Gold Coast, what a fantastic thing to take place in Australia. We wish all of our athletes the very best of luck. March was a very successful month for our “Down Under “ artists in global competitions and having images selected to appear in overseas magazines. A special congratulations also goes to Sue Masterton for taking out the Photo-Artistry UdA Award with her winning image “Zebras On The Move”. You can see all of Sue’s images on page’s 20-21.

Trish Hoskins introduces us to the very talented Designer Extraordinaire and someone we all admire - Anna Aspnes and shares with us some of her amazing images created from some of Anna’s kits. Once again we are enlightened with another rendition of the “Chinese Whispers” series from the Redlands Digital Artists Group - “Feel The Beat”. Andrew Haysom shares with us some of his Photoshop Inspirations and delves into Symmetry Painting.

Ann Wehner - T he Watchful O wl

Barbara Dudzinska shares with us a fascinating interview that she had with a very talented German artist, Scientist and Mathematician Irmtraud Astheimer. Finally I am delighted to introduce and feature to you four more our very talented artists - Barbara Dudzinska, Lyn Darlington, Dennis Rickard and Rochelle Marshall. Each month I am just amazed at the talent and success of our artists and very proud that I can share their journey with you. I hope you thoroughly enjoy this edition of “Artists Down Under” as much as I did putting it together for you. Stay safe and see you all next month.

Pam Henderson Backgrounds: Laitha’s Designs - Jai Johnson - White Lane Studio Copyright 2017 © Artists in this publication are responsible for any rights appertaining to their work. AL BaMass - Dream A Wish

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aD rOt W i s tNs U N D E R Australia and New Zealand

NEWS

Care for Africa The raffle image has been kindly printed and donated by Print 2 Metal in Melbourne in support of the Care For Africa Foundation. A huge thank you to Marie and Frank for their ongoing support. The raffle image from 25 January to 24 April 2018 is “Water Is Life ll”. The image is a Unique State image and a collaboration between Nigel Lazenby and myself. The image is 20”x30” printed on ultra gloss white coated aluminium with a floating frame. The raffle will be drawn on 24th April 2018. Raffle tickets are available 1 for $5, 3 for $10. Tickets are available from Penguin Creek Gallery in Penguin, Tasmania or by emailing Dean at dean.hohn@bigpond.com. You can also purchase tickets online direct from Care For Africa. Direct deposit into: Care for Africa: BSB: 037608 Acc: 387249 or Email: jennysaunders122@gmail.com Will ship to anywhere in Australia. Dean Hohn

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Art of Birding 2018 Wildlife & Nature Photography Challenge

Join Judi on a year-long weekly photography challenge, designed especially for nature and wildlife photographers. Storytelling, wildlife advocacy, and creative/artistic photography is where her heart is, and she hopes to encourage more photographers and photo-artists to not just stop at the perfect wild life picture but to take it further. These weekly challenges will encourage you to think about how your images can be composed and used to advocate for our precious wildlife (story), to hook the viewer in with compelling, creative images (creative), and to increase your technical skills and development (technical). She has created each challenge so that most people can participate, regardless of skill level or where you live in the world (though you will notice a New Zealand bias!). Most challenges can be achieved with just a camera phone. Don’t worry about catching up, just jump in at the current week. Details at https://www.artbyjlm.com/art-of-birding-2018.html

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WHAT’S ON Judi Lapsley Miller Birds On A Wire Exhibition Edges Art + Framing 9 April - 30 April 2018 4 Donnelly Street, Havelock North, New Zealand

Announcing “Birds on a Wire” - my new solo exhibition at Edges Art + Framing 9-30 April, featuring nineteen of my photo-artistic pictures, framed by the talented Edges team. Ranging from local kākā and tūī, to cockatoos and lorikeets from across the ditch, all the way round the world to toucanets from Ecuador, there is a bird for everyone! Prints will be available framed or unframed, in various sizes, on archival fine-art paper. And 10% of my proceeds will go to conservation projects, including Zealandia Ecosanctuary, World Parrot Trust, BirdLife Australia, and the American Bird Conservancy. More at https://www.artbyjlm.com/boaw.html

Margaret Kalms Reflection Exhibition The Link 7 March - 17 April 2018 90 Stockdill Drive Holt, ACT 2615 The Marsden Art Group announce “Reflection” 7th March - 17th April 2018 in Ginninderrery, Holt, Canberra. Artists will explore meanings around literal reflections and reflecting upon ideas, thinking of the past or contemplating the meaning of life. Margaret is exploring meaning in an old abandoned house, contemplating who lived there and how their lives were lived. The wood is weathered and has warped leaving cracks and tactile textures for us to visually contemplate. A broken and displaced window pane represents lives disrupted and not fitting inside any more.

Abandoned

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Memories


Margaret Kalms

Make your shopping count, visit and share: I’ve learnt a lot about pattern design and shape h t t p s : / / w w w . r e d b u b b l e . c o m / p e o p l e / as the designs needed to be adapted to the I’ve recently started to sell my art and designs on EndoWomanArt/shop different aspect ratios of different products. clothing, household goods, laptop and phone cases and even as framed pictures! I’m using my site There are cash prizes; $2,500 first, $1,000 second Click on this link to see the Throw Pillow as a fundraiser for endometriosis research (I’ve and $500 third; plus prize winners get to sell their dedicated 20% of profits). Endometriosis affects 1 products in the Library gift shop! It would be You can buy designer clothing at affordable prices in 10 women worldwide (500,000 in Australia) and terrific publicity by a reputable institution. What and raise money for a worthwhile cause at the can cause debilitating chronic pain. We urgently a great opportunity! same time!! need more funding for research into better, more My design shown here uses an historical botanical effective, non-invasive treatments. illustration by Pietro Andrea Mattioli. It’s available Share EndoWomanArt with your friends or buy a on dozens of products including cloths, laptop unique treat for yourself and your friends. Click here to visit EndoWomanArt covers and mugs. Margaret Kalms Last month I entered a competition which was a collaboration between Redbubble and the State Library of Victoria! We were given images from the library’s historic collection to use on our products. I chose the botanicals which included some interesting Australian flowers, banksias and cassias. You can buy designer clothing at affordable prices and raise money for a worthwhile cause at the same time because 20% profits go to endometriosis research.

Digital Art links the Care For Africa Foundation with WorldPix.org! Never think for a minute people don’t take notice of your art and what you’re doing. Especially if it’s for a good cause! I got noticed by Mike Goldner, at ArtisanHD, from my ArtBoja page, who in turn told Paul Lynch, the founder of WorldPix.org about the work I was doing with the Care For Africa Foundation, raising funds for drilling fresh water wells. Thank you Mike Goldner for passing my information on to Paul Lynch. It is coming up 12 months ago that Paul first contacted me to see if I would be interested in joining their group, who are doing similar work to what I’m doing for the Care For Africa Foundation, in various locations around the world.

I said yes and filled out the application form, but I didn’t really meet the requirements of their organization because I have never been to Tanzania and therefore couldn’t provide images of the people or animals from the villages we are supporting. Combine that with the fact I did digital art instead of straight photography and it took a bit for the board to work out how I could fit into their organization. In the end, we have overcome the hurdles and I am delighted to be a member of WorldPix.org.

result of not having been to Tanzania, the board of WorldPix has been gracious enough to allow me to use my digital art images from around Tasmania, until such time as I’m able to actually visit Tanzania. I thank them for this privilege. You can see my gallery of images at https:// worldpix.org/galleries-2/ Dean Hohn

My dream is to visit the Tarime District of Tanzania and spend time with the villagers and attempt to capture their stories and include them in my gallery. The Care For Africa Foundation, that I am raising funds for is based in Launceston, Tasmania. As a

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APSCON 2018 Gold Coast 11 - 16 September 2018 This is an excerpt of the presentation given at APSCON 2017. More information will be updated as it becomes availble. Watch this space! THE VENUE Arts Centre Gold Coast - Now known as HOTA (Home of the Arts) * Purpose built * High quality sound equipment * Comfortable seating * Large break out areas * In-house lunch cart * Lift and ramps * Away from external distractions but close to good accommodation THE THEME Photographic Art – a new concept? * Program has a high conceptual content * A move away from competitions to exhibitions * Encompassing new technologies * A virtual speaker from the USA * A nature speaker from NZ * Caring for nature in the city flavour THE PROGRAM * A photo walk and portrait workshop on Tuesday afternoon * Packed with exciting and diverse presentations and hands-on workshops * 12 presenters....2 from overseas * 8 presentations including a virtual presentation and a group discussion * 5 workshops to choose from * 6 excursions * 3 social events * Print Exhibition - Triptych (that tells a story) * Sunrise and sunset shoots in interesting locations THE WORKSHOPS * Architectural Art and Photography with Robert Dettman * Nature with Rod Morris * Taking photos and when to use which device for a given situation with CameraPro * Introduction to Action/Sports Photography with Tina Dial * Natural Light Portraits with Tony Scott * Street Photography with Lisa Kurtz THE EXCURSIONS * Nature walk in Coombabah Wetlands * Architectural walk around Surfers Paradise with Robert Dettman * Free walk around Surfers Paradise * A day in the Numinbah Valley * A Day Tour to the Canungra Valley * Sunrise and Sunset shoots Free * Night shots at Bond University Free

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APSCON 2018 Gold Coast 11 - 16 September 2018

THE PRESENTERS Rod Morris - Nature Rod, from New Zealand, has been in film making and wildlife photography for many years, as well as writing and lecturing about New Zealand wildlife both nationally and internationally. Damien Caniglia - “Travel” and Tours Damien is a Brisbane based photographer who has guided groups for the last 10 years, mostly on the Kokoda Track as well as Southern Africa and Nepal. He focuses on capturing images that speak of the people and places he visits. Emeritus Professor Kenneth Collerson - Polarizer Light Microscopy: Rock Art Ken Collerson is an Emeritus Professor in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at UQ. He has worked and photographed in many environments in Australia and around the world. Sebastian Michaels - Living the Photo Artistic Life Sebastian lives in the mountains of western North Carolina. He started many online courses relating to Photo Artistry and has approximately 16,000 students in 93 Countries. Sebastian will be speaking via an interactive internet connection. Dr Greg McMillan - Learning and Photography Greg’s interests lie in landscape, nature with an emphasis on birds, with a growing interest in monochrome, in particular high key images. Greg will give us a few hints on how to start a photographic business. Phillipa Frederiksen EFIAP MAPS SSAPS - Will lead a discussion around conceptual art portfolios Phillipa has been interested in creative photography ever since she became interested in photography and instigated the APS Conceptual Art Portfolio Awards. Julie Powell - Conceptual Photography Julie is a digital graphic artist and conceptual photographer. Her work has been described as Surreal, Fairy-tale, colourful, textured and eclectic. Julie uses the camera and computer as her canvas; her brush. Lisa Kurtz - Street Photography Lisa is a well-known and much respected Brisbane based conceptual photographer and experienced street photography tutor who runs workshop both in Australia and Italy. Robert Dettman AFIAP Architectural Art and Photography Photo Walk Landscape and contemporary architecture are Robert’s inspiration. He enjoys creating portraits of notable architectural works in a style similar to that seen in the professional journals. Tina Dial EFIAP/s MAPS PPSA PSQA - Introduction to Action/Sports Photography Tina is the owner operator of Pawsnap Pet Photography and apart from personal bookings, she loves photographing dog sports. Another enjoyment is sports photography. She was involved with the Brisbane International Tennis in 2012, as well as several Masters events. Tony Bryce Scott - Portrait Photography “For as long as I can remember I would draw for hours on end. I can draw portraits and this naturally led into photography, but especially lighting. Digital kinda took over the drawing and now instead of using a pencil it’s a stylus in Photoshop.”

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Lyn Darling ton - Simplicit y

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artists down under monthly Achievements

Ann Wehner - The Final Journey

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artists down under facebook

Trish Hoskin - The Carnivals Over

page

Lyn Jenkins - Birthday In Style Pam Henderson - Central Park

The Artists Down Under Public Facebook page has been set up to allow the artists in the group to showcase their work and to enable them to share promotional information about themselves, e.g. exhbitions, awards etc... You can find the Artists Down Under Public Facebook page at this address; https://www.facebook.com/groups/ArtistsDownUnder/ So, if you are an artist in the group, don’t forget to regularly share your work and information here, and to let your friends and family know about the page if they are interested in viewing the latest art and news from the group. If you are a reader of the magazine who does not have access to the page, please click the link above and request to join. When you request to join you will be asked to answer three simple questions that will allow us to determine if you are an eligible artist who may wish to join the group and therefore be able to post on the page, or a member of the public who can view, comment and like the work on the page. It’s a great place to see some great art from this vibrant group every day!

Leanne M Williams - Sand Caves

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Mary Knaggs - Sanur, Bali


Colin Campbell - Franz Kline’s Carpentry

Julia Harwood - The Spirits At Play

Maureen Maxwell - These Boots

Three ADU members receive a special gift Our very good Awake friends Teddi Rutschman of Foxey Squirrel and Diane Stafford from WhiteLaneStudio continue to give gifts as a reward for members of the Artists Down Under group who contribute to the ADU Facebook page by regularly posting their artworks and supporting other members with their comments. Teddi, from Virginia, USA, is well known for her fantastic sets of digital designer backgrounds, masks and all kinds of wonderful elements ready for designers to add to or build a wondrous creation.

The April lucky winners are Teddi Rutschman (Foxy Squirrel) Gift Voucher of $10.00 - Maureen Maxwell Dianne Stafford (WhiteLaneStudio) texture & Overlay Kit - Trish Edwards - Sharon Rankmore

Teddi Rutshman can be found at http://www.foxeysquirrel.com/ http://www.oscraps.com/shop/Foxeysquirrel Teddi has given a $10.00 voucher for one very lucky member to spend in her on-line shop. Diane Stafford from Chester, UK, designs Photoshop textures and overlays for photo artists and photographers to use in their digital artworks. Diane has created another special kit just for Artists Down Under for the month of April. Two artists will receive a Diane kit each. Diane Stafford can be found at https://www.etsy.com/shop/whitelanestudio

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heaven art gallery Heaven Art Gallery was opened in May 2017 and is already a very successful place for international and local artists. The gallery is located in the main art district of Scottsdale, Arizona and is one of a kind due to its unconventional way of displaying art. Art is displayed on huge digital screens and each screen can display hundreds of artworks.

Barbara Dudzinska - Vintage Twins

Thanks to Sebastian Michaels one of the screens is dedicated “Awake” artists. It’s a fantastic opportunity for all of us to have our art on display. Once again in March, Artists Down Under had a lot of art accepted for the gallery contests and exhibition. Congratulation to all contest winners and exhibition artists from “Down Under”.

Down Under Artists Competition Winners for March 2018 “Creations” Contest & Exhibit

Julie Powell - Alice Down The Rabbit Hole

Barbara Dudzinska - Magic Dreams

Category: Traditional

2nd Place

Barbara Dudzinska - “Vintage Twins”

Category: Contemporary Honorable Mention

Ann Wehner - A Sunburnt Country

Ann Lavin - “Wet Night” Ann Wehner - “A Sunburnt Country”

Category: Magical Honorable Mention

Barbara Dudzinska - “Magic Dreams” Julie Powell - “Alice Down The Rabbit Hole” Ann Wehner - “Lady Of The Vortex”

Barbara Dudzinska - Glamorous Lady

Category: Glamorous Honorable Mention

Barbara Dudzinska - “Glamorous Lady”

Ann Wehner - Lady Of The Vortex

Ann Lavin - Wet Night

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australian photography awards APA

Congratulations goes to Trish Edwards for being awarded Photographer Of The Week The Winning Composition below

Light Space and Time

Abstracts Art Exhibition Photography and Digital Category 6th Place Dean Hohn - “The Encounter” Honorable Mention Andrew Haysom - “Plasma” Special Recognition Andrew Haysom - “Eye Of The Storm” Dean Hohn - “Gold Rush”

Andrew Haysom - Eye Of The Storm

Dean Hohn - The Encounter

Andrew Haysom - Plasma

Dean Hohn - Gold Rush

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Univers d’ Artistes The Collective Art Magazine

Photo-artistry UdA Awards Congratulations goes to Sue Masterton for being the Winner of the “Photo-Artistry” Award The Winning Composition below “Zebras On The Move”

Tiger Falls

Zebras On The Move Misty Water

Art Within Art

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Turtle Tank


Anna’s Book

Blade

Jayde

Ele

Leap Of Faith

Taming A Lion

Alana

Jessie’s Review

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rotary arts and craft show Numerkah (victoria)

Congratulations to Dennis Rickard for his image “Pelican Landing”winning the “Photographic” section at the Rotary Arts and Craft show in Numurkah - Country Victoria. This craft show is considered to be one of the best Art shows in Victoria.

art room online gallery Congratulations to Trish Hoskin for receiving an Honourable Mention for Excellent Artwork with her stunning image “Morning Visitors” in the “Natures” Art Exhibition at the “Artroom Online Gallery”. 22


FineArtPhotography Congratulations to the following Down Under Artists who had work published in the “Fineartphotography around the World� magazine, Edition 111/2018.

Ali Oppy

Ali Oppy

Dale Botha

Pam Henderson

Rochelle Marshall

Lynn Jenkin

Dale Botha

Pam Henderson

Lynn Jenkin

Ann Lavin

Sue Masterson

Trish Edwards

Sue Masterson

Rochelle Marshall

Ann Lavin

Trish Edwards

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LIVING THE PHOTO ARTISTIC LIFE Congratulations to the following Down Under Artists who had work published in the March Issue of “Living the Photo Artistic Life” magazine, Issue No. 37 AL BaMass - A Happy Place Michelle Drummond - March Madness - Thicket Legion Pam Henderson - Springtime Visitor Ann Wehner - The Forest’s Edge - The Swan Maidens Barbara Dudzinska - Escape - Fisherman Louise Campbell - The Storm - There’s A Crack In Everything Julie Powell - Wiccan Love Spells - Snow Queen Leanne M Williams - Wolf’s Ode To The Moon - Wings Of Time Diep Tran - Purple You Bronwyne Kenmir - The Long Fall From Grace Denise McDermott - Winged Hope Ann Lavin - The Party Is Over - Sunset Thysje Arthur - Time And Tide ... Ali Oppy - Face Of Space - Forest Spirit Sonia Pusey - Time Flies - Beyond The Lens Ilona Abou-Zolof - Angel Glow Rochelle Marshall - Verina

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Barbara Dudzinska - Fisherman Pam Henderson - Sprintrime Visitor

Barbara Dudzinska - Escape Ann Lavin - The Party Is Over

Michelle Drummond - Thicket Legion

Sonia Pusey - Beyond The Lens

Rochelle Marshall - Verina

Ali Oppy - Forest Spirit


DON’T BE AFR AID

WA L K I N G I N T H E R A I N by DALE BOTHA

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/x1el96/

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LISTEN TO YOUR ART by ANTHE A SCOT TE

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Australia


MAGICAL THINGS by ANTHE A SCOT TE

Australia

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PUT TING ON THE RITZ

GEELONG LIBR ARY b y J O H N K E L LY

Australia

http://www.instagram.com/myphotosbyjohn

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D E S O L AT E b y T R I S H E D WA R D S

Australia

https://www.instagram.com/trishedwards_you_should_b_here/ https://www.trishedwardsfineartphotographer.com

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aD rOt W i s tNs U N D E R Australia and New Zealand

ANNA ASPNES DIGITAL DESIGNER - EXTRAORDINAIRE By Trish Hoskin Here in my second piece on Digital Designers I have selected the amazingly talented Anna Aspnes of Anna Aspnes Designs. Anna hails from England and is now based in Colorado in the United States. Anna has her own website (links below) and her kits can be found at the Oscraps store. Anna’s contributions are wide and varied she not only teaches classes on design, composition and the ability to create fantastic digital scrapbooking pages but also creates themed training on a regular basis. Anna is very friendly and easy to approach and how she manages to be so prolific in providing new kits to her store, write blogs, keep up with social media sites, answer emails and create courses on such a regular basis not to mention bringing up a young family and managing a home is beyond me. But I am not complaining (although my bank balance does – hee hee!) as I cannot resist her fabulous kits. I have learnt so much from taking Anna’s various classes on Brush making, Art with text, A Year of ArtPlay to name a few. The classes are terrific in that they are always recorded given the time difference between the States and Australia. I have been lucky enough to sit in on some live ones thanks to a very accommodating boss. (Like having my lunch break at 9 o’clock in the morning!) Anna’s work is so varied in that you can purchase simple kits that include text based png files and squiggles and threads that just add to a piece of art with such class you wonder how you ever created pieces without them. Then there are her ArtPlay Palette kits that are a combination of beautiful papers, elements, brushes and coloured stains and overlays all in combinations of png files, jpg files, abr files and the Photoshop psd files. You can use the whole of the file or just specific layers that you want with the ability to rearrange move and resize as you wish. Some of the kits are fun and quirky and others just plain beautiful with rich gold flecks that make pieces created with them simply shine. All her kits are just so versatile and allow a user to manipulate in so many ways. She also offers limited commercial licences with her kits which is a real bonus when you want to create a flattened image using her pieces to sell (make sure you read the details carefully). Anna is also a good friend to our Awake and Kaizen group. She also generously adds a lot of tutorials to YouTube as do members of her Creative Team. If you are interested in any of her classes which I can highly recommend you can find the links to them at:

https://www.annaaspnesdesigns.com/ Her YouTube Channel can be found at:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=anna+aspnes+tutorials and to purchase her products go to:

https://www.oscraps.com/shop/Anna-Aspnes-Designs-c-383/ Trish Hoskin

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ANNA ASPNES (Cont....)

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JUST YOU AND ME by THYS JE ARTHUR

New Zealand

https://www.tgagraphics.co.nz/ https://artboja.com/art/wpqa4m/

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ON WITH THE SHOW by BRONWYN KENMIR

Australia

www.smiletime.photography https://artboja.com/art/bpr5pe/

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REMINISCING

P I R AT E

by MAR JORIE LORD

Australia

http://artmuse.com.au/ https://facebook.com/ArtMuse.MarjorieLord

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OLD MAN EMU

TR ADITION by SANDY BOLES

Australia

ht tps:// www.facebook.com/photographybySandyboles

https://www.sandybolesphotography.com

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ABSTR ACT GONE CR AZY

PA S T E L F L O W E R S by BIL L OL DHAM

Australia

https://www.flickr.com/photos/25818712@N04/

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B A R B A R A D UD ZI N S KA

A T I M E T O TA L K 37


DANCE by BARBAR A DUDZINSK A

Australia

ht tps:// www.SmartArtPlace.com ht tps:// artboja.com/art/7qn7s6

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MAGIC DRE AMS

D O O M S D AY 39


F R A C TA L S FA S H I O N by BARBAR A DUDZINSK A

Australia

ht tps:// www.SmartArtPlace.com ht tps:// artboja.com/art/7qn7s6

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F R A C TA L S WA R R I O R

F R A C TA L S B E A U T Y 41


N I G H T V O YA G E

SUNSE T DRE AM by BARBAR A DUDZINSK A

Australia

ht tps:// www.SmartArtPlace.com ht tps:// artboja.com/art/7qn7s6

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GOLDEN SUNSE T

I was introduced to various forms of art from an early age by my parents who were both architects. I followed my family tradition by choosing the same profession. Through my studies I learned the history of art and architecture, from ancient to classical and to contemporary. I also studied many forms of art including life drawing, quick ink sketches, different techniques and styles of painting as well as sculpture. Art was the predominant subject through all my life. I always have had a feel for composition, colours and perspective. I was also involved in Photography and I’ve been a member of Gold Coast Photographic Society for many years and it is my ongoing hobby When I retired, it created a huge emptiness with a big hole to fill in terms of creative expression. However, I was lucky I came across Sebastian Michaels’ “Photoshop Artistry” course. When I saw the images people were creating, I didn’t think twice. I knew that it was something I would love to learn. The course and what I learned was a continuation of my artistic beginning at the Uni and the rest of my professional life. It was this magic connection between my love of computers, art and photography. I hoped that one day I would be able to create beautiful images similar to what other students were creating. After I finished “Photoshop Artistry” course, I joined “Awake” and “Kaizen” and now I spend all my spare time on expressing my creations and visions. I am enjoying being part of our creative community and I love to create new images every day. I don’t have a definitive style but I love to create surrealistic, magical, not existing sceneries and also I love to follow Old Masters effects. My art can be viewed on my website

http://smartartplace.com/ and on my ArtBoja site https://artboja.com/art/7qn7s6/

In addition, I am very proud to have my own Art Book “Fine Art Metamorphosis” available on Issuu and Peecho.

https://issuu.com/throughcameralens/docs/smartartplace_2017

Barbara Dudzinska

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R U N N I N G L AT E

UNE XPECTED TIMING by MICHELLE DRUMMOND

New Zealand

https://enchanted-reality.blogspot.co.nz/ https://www.facebook.com/pg/Whimiscal.Imagery/photos/

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L ADY CHRISSA

C A L I S TA by ALI OPPY

New Zealand

https://www.facebook.com/Mysticsparrows https://artboja.com/art/lzqpfy/

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HE ART STRINGS by DE AN HOHN

Australia

ht tps:// www.facebook.com/Dean-Hohn-Photo-Artistry-247723325687722/ ht tp:// artboja.com/art/yw8ic8//

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MELBOURNE CHINA TOWN BY NIGHT by DE AN HOHN

Australia

ht tps:// www.facebook.com/Dean-Hohn-Photo-Artistry-247723325687722/ ht tp:// artboja.com/art/yw8ic8//

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A PE ACEFUL PL ACE by SUE MASTERSON

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/g6gt11/ https://www.facebook.com/Sue-Masterton-Digital-Artist-1662189864018110/

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ZEBR AS FIGHTING

MADE WITH LOVE by CHRIS TINA BRUNTON

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/1pa52q/

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SOME PHOTOSHOP INSPIRATION SYMMETRY PAINTING By Andrew Haysom One of the new features introduced in Photoshop CC 2018 was Symmetry Painting. It is classed by Adobe as a Technology Preview, which means it is something they are trying out and if you want to play with it you have to go into your Photoshop preferences and turn it on. To turn on Symmetry Painting, follow these steps; 1. 2. 3.

Choose Photoshop CC / Preferences / Technology Previews Make sure the Enable Paint Symmetry check box is ticked Press OK

Figure 1 - Technology Preview Preferences

Once the option is enabled, you will notice a new little icon that looks like a butterfly in the Options Bar for the Brush tool. Clicking the icon reveals the Symmetry Painting menu.

Figure 2 - Symmetry Painting menu

Select one of the eight Symmetry Painting modes from the drop-down menu and Photoshop will create a path and the transform handles will be active. You can either press Enter (or click the tick mark in the Options Bar) to accept the path, or you can use the normal methods to transform the path (resize, rotate, warp, distort etc.). Notice in the Paths panel the new path has been created (in Fig 3, I chose the New Dual Axis symmetry painting option). Figure 3 - New Dual Axis symmetry path

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SOME PHOTOSHOP INSPIRATION (Cont ..)

Now whenever I paint with the Brush tool, my paint strokes will be duplicated / reflected in the axis of symmetry defined by the path. Just have a play with this – you need to try it to see how it works. Please note that you can have multiple symmetry paths in any one document, and can choose which is active by selecting it in the Paths panel and then choosing Selected Path from the Symmetry Painting menu. You can also turn symmetry painting on or off, hide or show the symmetry path and activate the transform handles for the active symmetry path using the other options in the menu. You can use a normal hard/soft or painting style brush and paint freehand with this method, or my preference is to find a nice floral or fractal graphic brush and just use single-click strokes to make nice patterns with these. There are two extra “hidden” modes that are fun to play with too. These are Radial and Mandala mode. Radial mode will duplicate your paint strokes in a radial pattern, Mandala does the same but also adds in an extra rotated stroke for extra effect.

To activate one of these hidden modes; 1. Choose the New Dual Axis symmetry painting mode and press Enter to lock in the path. 2. Go to the Paths panel and double-click on the name of the path to edit the name. 3. Edit the name to either “Radial Symmetry x” or “Mandala Symmetry x” where x is a number that can be as high as 12.

Figure 4 - Mandala example In the example shown in Figure 4, I have used “Mandala Symmetry 8” and created the pattern shown with just 3 clicks of a free floral brush. The brush used is shown in Figure 5.

Figure 5 - Floral Brush Have a play with Symmetry Painting if you have Photoshop CC 2018, I’m sure you’ll have fun.

Andrew Haysom

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I AM ALONE

BANNOCKBURN L AGOON by MARY KNAGGS

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/oc091r/ https://www.facebook.com/MaryK-Photographic-Art-145293185640662/

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C O M E F LY W I T H M E

LISTENING FOR HIS SONG by ANN WEHNER

Australia

https://www.annwehnerdigitalartistry.com https://www.flickr.com/photos/annwehnerdigitalartistry/

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RED BELL

R E D F R A N G I PA N I by P HIL L IPA F R EDERIKSEN

https://artboja.com/art/33o0hk/ http://phillfoto.smugmug.com

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Australia


RED TROPICAL DRE AM by P HIL L IPA F R EDERIKSEN

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/33o0hk/ http://phillfoto.smugmug.com

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aD rOt W i s tNs U N D E R Australia and New Zealand

REDLANDS DIGITAL ARTISTS GROUP A COLLABORATIVE GROUP OF PHOTO ARTISTS By Maureen Maxwell

CHINESE WHISPERS #5 “FEEL THE BEAT”

STAGE 1

When I looked at the final image I was amazed at where Pam Henderson and Gerard Whelan had taken my original. And again, it was one of those moments when you look at it and think ‘what do I do with this one’. Pam was the sec ond person to work on this volley and Gerard finished it off. I had no idea what would happen with my fairly plain image that had a lot of negative space, but I have learnt from my two colleagues about how to ‘think outside the square’. It also seems to me that each month sees a steady improve ment in both quality and complexity. Working together is such fun plus the learning from each other never stops! We hope you are enjoying our collaborative efforts. Maureen Maxwell

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STAGE 2

FINAL STAGE


TIMES OF OLD

WINGS OF TIME by L E ANNE M WIL LIAMS

Australia

https://www.facebook.com/leannemwilliamsimages/?pnref+lhc https://artboja.com/art/d019th/

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SPLIT IN THREE

NOT FROM THIS WORLD by ILONA ABOU -ZOLOF

Australia

ht tps:// www.ilonaabouzolof.com/

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THE AGONY OF LOSS

T I M E S PA S T by JULIA HARWOOD

Australia

https://www.juliaharwood.com https://artboja.com/art/s6w7af/

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BOXED IN by TRISH HOSK IN

Australia

https://www.trishphotography.com https://artboja.com/art/726rzm/

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S U N D AY I N T H E C I T Y by TRISH HOSK IN

Australia

https://www.trishphotography.com https://artboja.com/art/726rzm/

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PA N D O R A

GOLDEN FLOWER b y A N N L AV I N

Australia

ht tp:// artboja.com/art/d6au4o

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SOME TIMES LOVE

PLE ASURE GOODNESS UTILIT Y by ROBYN G ARNE T

Australia

https://www.facebook.com/pg/artmrjg/photos/

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D R E A M A M O N G T H E S TA R S

MONSTROUS HE ART by CHEREE SMITH

Australia

https://darkcherrydesign.myportfolio.com/ https://www.artboja.com/art/w7aph5/

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D EN N I S R I C KA R D

SHIPS 65


BABY 66


FLOUR MILL

ST MARYS by DENNIS RICK ARD

Australia

https://ink361.com/app/users/ig-3279276017/dennisrickard/photos

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A BIRD IN THE HAND

PELICAN L ANDING by DENNIS RICK ARD

Australia

https://ink361.com/app/users/ig-3279276017/dennisrickard/photos

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BONEY 69


DOOKIE SILO

S U I T C A S E AT N O . 3 8 by DENNIS RICK ARD

Australia

https://ink361.com/app/users/ig-3279276017/dennisrickard/photos

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AUSSIE SHEDS

E V E N T U A L LY

Even though I am still a keen photographer I was getting to a point where I needed a different outlet for some of my images. Very much admired what other Artists were doing Digitally and wanted find out how they arrived at their final images. I then discovered Photoshop Artistry, so glad I did, the journey so far has been very much a course of learning, and applying the amazing techniques and processes to my work. Have so much more to learn and looking forward to it and becoming more adventurous with my work. Dennis Rickard

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ABSTR ACT LIFE

AWA K E N by GER ARD WHEL AN

Australia

http://gerryspictures.com.au/ https://artboja.com/art/abf48i/

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‘

GOLDEN BAKO

RHINO RUSK

by HELEN AK ERSTROM

Australia

https://www.facebook.com/helen.akerstrom https://www.instagram.com/ha2260/

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THE GUNFIGHTER

THE SOUL MASTER b y WA R R E N M AYA L L

New Zealand

www.warrenmayallphotography.co.nz

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K ÃRUHIRUHI

R A I N Y D AY I N F L O R E A N A by JUDI L AP SL E Y MIL L ER

New Zealand

https://www.artbyjlm.com

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ESCAPE THE ORDINARY

MOMENTS b y V I K I M U R R AY

Australia

https://www.facebook.com/vikimages https://www.instagram.com/viki_murray/

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ALL ABOARD

TIME TO SEE b y A N D R E W H AY S O M

Australia

https://www.flickr.com/ajhaysom/ https://andrewhaysom.myportfolio.com/

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aD rOt W i s tNs U N D E R Australia and New Zealand

MY PASSION FOR AN ART WITH A DIFFERENCE By Barbara Dudzinska

An Interview with a great German Artist, Scientist and Mathematician Irmtraud Astheimer, well known by her artistic pseudonym Issabild or just Asti.

With recent introduction of Fractals by Sebastian Michaels to our group of artists I decided to add some more information about different types of art and how it’s created. Different people have a very different way of thinking when they create art. Most of us can visualise the idea in our brains before we start creating. Art creation is a process when we all have an idea and we use our knowledge and tools known to us to achieve the outcome we want. There are other artists who use different methods and different tools to create their vision. They create different type of art and their brain process numbers and formulas instead of images. Every part of an image has some coordinates and a location in a 2D or 3D space. Every colour or shade is represented by numbers. There are many mathematicians who are great artists but their way of creating art is so different to what we think when we create ours. They have a final vision as we have but when they think how to get there they think about numbers, mathematical formulas, programming scripts and so on, which they have to use to get their desired outcome. Their images are very different but composition and colours are always perfect. We use Photoshop and other softwares as a main tool to produce art from our photographs, we combine them with a lot of different elements and at the end we have our final image. We do everything visually. We use many different techniques, different plugins, and filters and so on but everything happens in front of our eyes and we accept the outcome or try more techniques sometimes start again to get final image close to what we had in our imagination. One day I came across different type of art with some beautiful images with mesmerising colours and composition. They were so different but for me so beautiful and creative. I was sure that I have to find out how this is created. I started to follow this type of art and artists and I learn that they are created by mathematicians and programmers. I was lucky to be able to contact German Artist, Scientist and Mathematician Irmtraud Astheimer or just Asti and learn from her how she is creating her beautiful unique images. She was so kind to share with me her knowledge and tricks and she become my on line teacher. Asti has a passion for creating endless art using different methods and different softwares. She creates fractals, flames, geometrical spheres and so on. She is also teaching mathematics, physics and computer science. Her website http://asti.vistecprivat.de is in German but you can find there many mathematical formulas, equations, source-codes or programming scripts, to create different types of objects like shapes, spheres and 3D planes and also some information how to change colours and reflection.

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Asti, please explain to our readers how to create images like yours; they are so unique and beautiful? Which softwares do you use and where to find them?

A

Imagine, you use an object-oriented programming language like PoVRay, you have to create your own objects or you may use free objects included in the software. You take objects like camera, light-source, geometrical shapes and give them some properties like texture, size, and finish and so on. They can be rotated, translated, sized. If you want to create a picture of a pencil, you have to construct it by yourself. You begin with a box, you take the same box and rotate it, then take the intersection of the 1st one with the rotated one:intersection

box {<-1,0,-1> <1,7,1>}, box {<-1,0,-1> <1,7,1> rotate <0,45,0>}

You then choose a texture and a finish and add a little cone on the top of the intersection and then you start making pictures with it like the follow ing:

In the following picture you just take some spheres with different textures and sizes, you then add a reflecting plane with a surface that is not perfectly flat, you use black as background color and the image is ready, Of course you have to add a camera and at least one light-source too.

To create this picture I was using PovRay programming platform, where using scripting language I had to place some spheres on a black plane, which has a reflecting finish. I had to add position, size and texture of the spheres. It’s just a simple few lines of programming language bellow: #declare PIGMENT= pigment {function {abs(y)} color_map {[0.01 0.35 color White*1.5 color White*1.5] [0.35 1.00 color Black color Black]} } sphere {<-8,2,5> 2 pigment {PIGMENT }} and this source-code will give you a black-and-white-striped sphere of size 2 positioned at the coordinates xyz = -8,2,5 The plane has a so-called “normal-vector”, which means, that it’s not completely plane.

You can download PovRay software for free from http://www.povray.org/download/ and you can get a lot of free scripts to get started. It’s a lot of fun to learn. You can also find a lot of examples and exercises on my website http://asti.vistecprivat.de/hp/galerien/gindex.html.

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Another example are spirals, they were created using so-called loops: union{ #while(i<50) object {wuerfel_01 pigment {Quartz*1.1} translate <0,0,i/5> rotate <0,0,7*i> } #declare i=i+1; #end }//end union In this case the object wuerfel_01 is just a box.

I’m also creating 3D objects called “knots” using software Knotplot. The 1st of the following images is made with Knotplot together with PovRay. The formula for the 2nd picture is taken from software called Surfer:

https://imaginary.org/de/program/surfer. The next images are made with PovRay only.

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I’m also using Apophysis, so-called “Chaos-game” to create so-called “flames”. Then I use Ultrafractal to create fractals. The help-system of Ultrafractal is in English and many formulas are build in into the software for public use.

The little umbrellas are made using “intersection”, “difference” and “union” of ready-made objects of PovRay. Pictures with fractals are using self-similarity. Some great examples of fractals in nature are leaves of fern or broccoli, sunflower seeds or eye structure of some reptiles and insects. This self-similarity is translated in a special formula to get images with infinitive multiplications. Asti, thanks for your fantastic information and thanks to all readers for your interest in this subject. Creating images using mathematics, programming and scripts is so fascinating. It’s a great challenge to achieve your first image but its worth to try. All images courtesy of Irmtraud Astheimer. Barbara Dudzinska

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L AST FLIGHT HOME

R E S I S TA N C E by K E VIN SIMS

New Zealand

http://www.kevinsims.co.nz https://www.artboja.com/art/fx6wd6/

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SPINNING GOLD

WAT C H I N G O V E R T H E I R O N L A D Y by CINZIA HAR T

Australia

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WAT E R L I L L I E S

T H E WAT E R G A R D E N b y K A R E N WA A L W Y K

Australia

https://www.flickr.com/photos/88165766@N05 https://artboja.com/art/i1sahn/

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U N D E R T H E M I L K Y WAY

S TA R S T R U C K b y S H A R Y N WA L K E R

Australia

https://www.changeoffocus.com.au https://www.facebook.com/changeoffocus

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KITSUNE SPIRIT

MOTHER OF FOXE S by JULIE P OWEL L

Australia

ht tps:// www.juliepowellphoto.com/ ht tps:// artboja.com/art/glul6i/

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RED BALLOON b y C A R O LY N J E N S O N

New Zealand

http://www.cjensonimages.com/

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S T O R K S AT D U S K

WONDER WOMAN INTO THE EYE OF THE STORM by GEORGE KONCZ

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Australia


LYN DA R L I N G TO N

A N E W D AY 89


PINK FLOWER b y LY N D A R L I N G T O N

Australia

http://www.sabvaningphotoart.com

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CHEERFUL 91


GEM IN THE GARDEN b y LY N D A R L I N G T O N

Australia

http://www.sabvaningphotoart.com

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WAT E R P L AY

H A R D D AY 93


L E AV I N G

I T H I N K W E A R E L O S T . . W H I C H WAY I S H O M E b y LY N D A R L I N G T O N

Australia

http://www.sabvaningphotoart.com

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AFRICAN

Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a passionate nature photographer and digital artist from the Central Coast, NSW, Australia. I have a natural flare for creativity dabbling into many creative hobbies from a very early age. My true talent began about 8 years ago when my love of photography, nature and wildlife integrated together as one. Over the years I have had the opportunity to attend many workshops to enhance my creative inspirations. I enjoy working with photoshop and other various software. I have been fortunate enough to travel around the world to destinations such as Botswana, Italy, Greece and many other amazing places throughout Europe, which has allowed me to capture hidden treasures of the world. My current inspiration is drawn from the wildlife of Africa from my most recent travels and now locally back home on our farm I am also inspired by the beauty of nature with the change of seasons and my love of animals. My work can be viewed through my website where you can also get in touch with me at www.sabvaningphotoart.com Lyn Darlington

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STOP THE CLOCK

WELCOMING AUTUMN by EDWIN L EUNG

New Zealand

https://500px.com/elkynz https://artboja.com/art/ola8i6/

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SE AGULLS ON CHRISTIES BE ACH

W H I T E FA C E D H E R O N AT YA M B A B O AT R A M P by SUE MAPLES

Australia

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MEMORIES BY THE SE A

MAKE A WISH by ONA BOORMAN

Australia

https://www.pinterest.com.au/onaboo/my-scrapbook-pages/

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MODERN GEISHAS

THE CHASE by MAUREEN MA XWELL

Australia

99


EIFFEL FLOWER

M YA K I N I N O M E T R O S TAT I O N , M O S C O W by COLIN K IL LICK

Australia

https://driftingleaves.net

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LIGHT HORSE

ANZAC by MICK ROONE Y

Australia

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S U M M E R D O W N U N D E R ( F R A C TA LY P T U S )

FIRE FLIES by COLIN CAMPBEL L

Australia

ht tps://colincampbell.mypor t folio.com https://artboja.com/art6bq9cj/

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R O C H EL L E M A R S H ALL

J O VA N A 103


ZERRIN by ROCHELLE MARSHALL

New Zealand

https://www.darksapphirephotography.com

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ACACIA

BLISS

105


COVENTINA

TA M A R by ROCHELLE MARSHALL

New Zealand

https://www.darksapphirephotography.com

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AV D I M A 107


LE THE

OBERON by ROCHELLE MARSHALL

New Zealand

https://www.darksapphirephotography.com

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T I F FA N Y

All of my life, art, in one form or another has featured. I remember as kids, my two younger sisters and I were gifted every Christmas with a treasure trove of pens, pencils, colouring in books and art supplies. Couple this with growing up with an exotic range of parrots and various other animals, my love of all things nature and animals features in a lot of my art. Two major events in the last couple of years have lead me right to where I am today , and why, you sit here now reading this. The first, the gift of Sapphire. Sapphire, my almost 13 year old Dobermann. The catalyst for my first DSLR purchase late December 2016 has changed the path of my life in a way I never expected. Often you hear people say, once you view the world through a viewfinder your whole world changes- and that it does. Truly. The first click of the shutter and my world changed. Dark Sapphire Pet Photography was born and over the last two years I have found my focus slowly featuring more and more Photoshop work. Never really being completely happy with my images I found my imagination wandering often, and breaking “the rules of photography” (rules schmules) Once I had my first taste of composite work and Digital Artistry my fate was sealed.. even if I didn’t know it at the time. The decision in 2018 to join Photoshop Artistry and consequently AWAKE and Artists Down Under has had a profound impact, finally, I had found what felt like home! What does the future look like? It is my intention to put more emphasis on animals/nature and the impact we as humans have on these things. And to have a whole lot of fun using my imagination along the way. I do hope you will follow along on this wild ride with me! Rochelle Marshall

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DEED DONE

HOLDING UP THE MOON by DENISE McDERMOT T

Australia

http://www.imagesbydenise.net/

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O B R I E FA M I LY B R U S H PA S T I N A R U S H

PELICAN ISL AND by AL BAMASS

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/nsthnn/

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SORROW

THE KEEPERS by KYE THOMPSON

Australia

http://artboja.com/art/xb2kgr/

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TOGE THER by SHARON R ANK MORE

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/0719aj/

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TIME KEEPER by PA M HENDERSON

Australia

https://www.facebook.com/snapnshootdesigns/ https://artboja.com/art/dmfi9d

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7 T H AV E N U E by PA M HENDERSON

Australia

https://www.facebook.com/snapnshootdesigns/ https://artboja.com/art/dmfi9d

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TE ARING HAIR OUT

SPIDERWEB HE ADPIECE by MARGARE T K ALMS

Australia

https://artboja.com/art/zg47s6/ http://ecospiritlife.com.au/

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MIDNIGHT

VOL ANTE by SONIA PUSE Y

Australia

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Artists Down Under - Australia and New Zealand - April 2018  

Digital art works from the members of the Artists Down Under - Australia and New Zealand group.

Artists Down Under - Australia and New Zealand - April 2018  

Digital art works from the members of the Artists Down Under - Australia and New Zealand group.