Two alien specimens in jars. I had been collecting these for some time and one day I thought about what I could do with them.
First I cropped each image and put it into a film border.
Then I grouped them all together on a page and gave them an aged look:
Finally I added them to a mysterious letter.....
All a bit silly, I know but it was a lot of fun!
Red Dragon Sky
An Orman- from my Hyperspace Key stories
Double Dragon. Someone liked this so much they had it tattooed on their back.
Those of you who use Photoshop and Paint Shop Pro... and possibly other computer art programs... will be familiar with a delightful little tool called a 'picture tube'. You chose a small image from a menu and then you can 'squirt' it (that's what it feels like to me) all over the digital paper. I love using them. For the fun of it I made up a bare tree on a background and then had fun putting 'leaves' on the tree with the picture tube tool. Here are some of the results.
A tree of gems and a tree of stars
Tree of Light. This is my favourite. I also did a tree of hearts but can't find it.
And this one on a different background, is a Thank You Tree.
Oh... here's the heart tree that I was looking for. I forgot that I had used it as the base for this image.