Troll Samshine Series 1

I have been attempted to create a troll from my photoshoots. I was finally able to achieve that with my most recent photoshoot which you can read more about here, Faun Artwork Series.

In some troll lore the trolls have duplicates of their sensory organs. That means multiple eyes, ears, noses..etc.  I tried to recreate this by doing a siamese twins effect. Then I created multiple sets of eyes.

I had to make some edits to the siamese twin effect. You can see the progression of those edits below. I was really happy with the final results.

Then I played with the different filters in PicsArt.

Lastly I played with making graphs.

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Thanks for checking out some of my art and reading about my process. If you want to support my animal crossing passion in a material form you can find me on Patreon or Bonanza. If you would like support my glass work you can check out my website, Samshine Glass or Bonanza. If you are interest in expanding your Esoteric knowledge you can follow my blogs Samshine AstrologySamshine GemstoneSamshine Rainbow, and Samshine Tarot. Lastly, you can read my book reviews at Samshine Bookworm.

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Faun Artwork Series 1

I have been playing with changing my own physical features to look like mythical creatures. This round I attempted to create a Faun. The original shot is below.

You can see that I increased the size of the nose. I played around with the different filters.

Then of course I had to play with distortion.

I had a little too much fun playing with the distortion. It’s cool to look at them all together. The first one reminds me of a swamp creature. Reminding me of Pan’s Labrynth, I imagine hands with eyeballs in the middle of them reaching through the green hair. Then the middle one looks like siamese twins. The last one I really enjoyed doing because I created a whole new face.  I then used that face to create more abstract and fractical style artwork.

Then of course I enjoy playing with the collage features.

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I did even more interesting edits with these shots but I will leave that for another post.

Thanks for checking out some of my art and reading about my process. If you want to support my animal crossing passion in a material form you can find me on Patreon or Bonanza. If you would like support my glass work you can check out my website, Samshine Glass or Bonanza. If you are interest in expanding your Esoteric knowledge you can follow my blogs Samshine Astrology, Samshine Gemstone, Samshine Rainbow, and Samshine Tarot.

Samshine Troll Doll – Series 1

This was a Snapchat filter that I used in 2017. I wish I had saved more from this filter. Sadly, this is the only shot that I have. I really love the troll Sam series because I was born with a full head of hair that stuck up over my head, just like a troll doll. People would stop my mom on the street and ask her if she put jell in my hair to stick it up. My dad started calling me his little troll doll. That was my very first nickname. I was super excited to use this filter to create a true troll doll effect.

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At this time I was wearing my amethyst necklace and dichroic pendant. You can read more about my glass work and gemstone work if you follow the links. This image was captured in 2017 when I had dyed my hair red for the 4th time. Although by this point my hair required 2 bottles versus the half a bottle portion that I required in 2010 when I had bob short hair. I used Manic Panic Vampire Red.

This April 2018 I finished the Merry Gentry Series my Laurel K. Hamilton. Since I’ve been reading books involving the Fae and other Fairy Folk my artistic eye has gravitated to recreating my face into a fae like being. This could explain my previous post with Etoile the Ram; Series 1, Series 2.

The magic filters that I used in the app PicsArt are Rose Golds, Undead, Rainbow, PopSketch, Moonlight, Nightcore, Pretty in Pink, Soul, Flare, & Haze.

Then of course I always enjoy distorting my images. This time I played with mirroring both sides of my face. It always amazes me how you can produce two very different images. Even the PicsArt filters paint different charecter stories for the images you’re seeing.

Thanks for checking out some of my art and reading about my process. If you want to support my cosplay and animal crossing passion in a material form you can find me on Patreon or Bonanza. If you would like support my glass work you can check out my website, Samshine Glass or Bonanza. If you are interest in expanding your Esoteric knowledge you can follow my blogs Samshine Astrology, Samshine Gemstone, Samshine Rainbow, and Samshine Tarot.

 

Etoile – Artwork Series 2

Before I went to the Silicon Valley Comic Con as Etoíle I did a dress rehearsal and photoshoot in my hallway. I really loved how everything turned out so I played with this college in PicsArt. This blog post is about my process and what I created.  The image below is the original shot, unedited.

If you want to read about my experience at the Silicon Valley Comic Con and how I made and prepared my Etoíle cosplay you can find it here.  The images below have been edited in PicsArt.

After I made some filter and color edits I decided to do some distortion.

I enjoy using the distorter editing option to change the features of my face. I was trying to create a wider nose and pull the eyes further apart. It looks creepy and more faun like. It reminds me of the faun in the Syfy channels tv show The Magicians.

I really like the purple/pink colors paired with the silver/golden colors. I love how the dots on my forehead created a pattern. The way the lines run down my chin gives a marionette doll. Over all this image was a success and it was fun to create.

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Thanks for checking out some of my art and reading about my process. If you want to support my animal crossing passion in a material form you can find me on Patreon or Bonanza. If you would like support my glass work you can check out my website, Samshine Glass or Bonanza. If you are interest in expanding your Esoteric knowledge you can follow my blogs Samshine Astrology, Samshine Gemstone, Samshine Rainbow, and Samshine Tarot.

Etoile – Artwork Series 1

Before I went to the Silicon Valley Comic Con as Etoíle I did a dress rehearsal and photoshoot in my hallway. I really loved how everything turned out so I played with this college in PicsArt. This blog post is about my process and what I created.

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If you want to read about my experience at the Silicon Valley Comic Con and how I made and prepared my Etoíle cosplay you can find it here.  The images below have been edited in PicsArt.

The graphic bellow is my favorite.

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This is my second favorite. I started having more fun with this one. I enjoy distorting images. It tells a different story and created a warped feeling…yet still cute.

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Thanks for checking out some of my art and reading about my process. If you want to support my animal crossing passion in a material form you can find me on Patreon or Bonanza. If you would like support my glass work you can check out my website, Samshine Glass or Bonanza. If you are interest in expanding your Esoteric knowledge you can follow my blogs Samshine Astrology, Samshine Gemstone, Samshine Rainbow, and Samshine Tarot.