In Focus #8 – Showcase of a Digital Artist

This week, In Focus is showcasing the outstanding talent of *Cynnalia, aka Deborah Grieves.

In Focus #8

Deborah lives in Southern Oregon and works as a graphic designer for a helicopter company.

In her spare time she paints – but she spends a good deal of her time these days working in Photoshop creating outstanding photo manipulations and some digital art pieces.

The digital tools she uses are Photoshop CS5 and an Intuos3 tablet. She also uses Corel Painter X for her digital paintings.

Photo manipulation is a very new art form for Deborah, producing her first artwork in March 2010.

As you will see, Deborah has a deep love of fantasy and faeries. Influenced since childhood through such books as Lord of the Rings and the Chronicles of Narnia. She has been greatly encouraged in her art and literature by both her artistic mother and her father who is an English teacher.

Life hasn’t been all plain sailing for Deborah, and we start this showcase with  a very personal piece by Cynnalia – here is an excerpt from her write-up on the piece (click on either the quote or the following image to read more):

Quote

Can’t Take the Sky From Me

Can't Take the Sky From Me

A Moment in Time

A Moment in Time

Fae Elementals: Air

Fae Elementals: Air

Upon Reflection

Upon Reflection

Here There Be Treasure

Here There Be Treasure

Amphitrite Forlorn

Amphitrite Forlorn

Bounty Hunter

Bounty Hunter

The Calm Before the Storm

The Calm Before the Storm

Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice

Meet Me at Twilight

Meet Me at Twilight

Spirit Paths

Spirit Paths

Nixie

Nixie

Iris Splendour

Iris Splendour

Ice Drake

Ice Drake

Reach for the Moon

Reach for the Moon

Time to Go

Time to Go

Dancing with the Green Fairy

Dancing with the Green Fairy

Peace on Earth

Peace on Earth

Jeweled Autumn

Jeweled Autumn

Zodiac: Aquarius

Zodiac Aquarius

Zodiac: Virgo

Zodiac Virgo

Zodiac: Leo

Zodiac Leo

Zodaic: Scorpio

Zodiac Scorpio

Where to see more art from Deborah Grieves:

Deviantart.com  –  *Cynnalia

Cynnalia Fantasy Art

LiveJournal – Cynnalia

Follow on Twitter – Cynnalia


I would like to thank Deborah Grieves/Cynnalia for her consent to showcase her work in this feature, and hope you have enjoyed viewing her work as much as I have.

Please leave any acknowledgements you may have on the work of *Cynnalia in the comments below.
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Carol

I love using and learning Photoshop, and I also enjoy creating resources to share with the world. I am at my happiest when I have free time to further explore all that Photoshop has to offer and learn more about its powerful built-in tools. I hope people enjoy either using or learning from my free resources, and welcome any hints and tips - and of course, if you would like to offer a free resource on this site, please don't hesitate to contact me (top right of the page).

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