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Child's Play IV

By chase
Still trying to get a decent content with these images.
The little plastic pram belonged to my Cousin from waaaaaay back,the beautiful wooden bricks were my Brothers',probably about 50 something years old. The snail...well,he just happened along Wink

Lit by daylight in my kitchen,finished in Photoshop.
Still not quite what I wanted but I'm getting closer Smile

Thanks for taking the time to drop by.
Janet xx

Tags: Still life Toys Textures Specialist and abstract Digitally manipulated Layers Teddy Bricks Childhood Pram

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3 Dec 2012 7:27PM
Wonderfully crafted image Janet, very imaginative and perfectly executed.

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Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
3 Dec 2012 7:28PM
Now thats spooky, takes me back to ca 1970 when my sister had the self same pram (horrible plastic smell, and quite a sharp lip on the inside if I remember correctly) - we also had similar wooden bricks, I remember been scolded by my grandmother, for throwing one and hitting my brother over the head with them - probably the only time I remember her raising her voice.

To the image, top quality as always, maybe use bricks as a lead in? to give some more depth?
bricurtis 12 2.2k 49 England
3 Dec 2012 8:33PM
Works well for me Janet - I like the lightSmile....... I see you have nicked one of my snails.Wink
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2012 9:00PM
This is marvellous, I really love these Janet!
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
3 Dec 2012 9:31PM
Thanks folks.

Quote:I see you have nicked one of my snails

Lol Brian,I thought you could spare one Wink

Yep Nick,that pram is a bit on the rough side but it's a bit different to the other one...just for a change Wink
Fancy chucking one of those bricks at your Brother,my,my,bet that came with a clout !!!
I tried using the bricks as a lead in....didn't work as I needed the height without over crowding the frame & I couldn't get the composition/angle quite right.Hmmmm,I wonder if flipping this one would do the trick,I'll take a look.
Still work in progress methinks Wink
Janet xx
Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
3 Dec 2012 10:07PM
No clout from my gran, thankfully she didn't let on! She honestly was one of the best people I've ever met.

One thing with the pram the handle acts as a barrier, cutting the frame in two, maybe flip the pram, also put it on an angle inviting the viewer in. To create height in the bricks how about a single stack 4 high (placed on angles so they just about defy gravity), that would give you 7 to play with, what about 3 other stacks, 3,2,1 bringing them through the frame, add a little more depth, that leaves one brick, place it out of kilter to break the harmony, ... Just a thought, as you know still life's isn't my strong point (yet).
Richsr 11 91 223 England
3 Dec 2012 10:14PM
Like the textures and tones in this Janet, the pram stands out in this,
Regards Richard
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2012 10:18PM
Good play again. I'm sure you'll come up with many combinations - not easy getting
exactly what is in your head. The red bricks harmonise well with pram and wheels.
BlueRoom Plus
12 73 20 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2012 10:58PM
Delightful. Colour, humour, charm and loads of style.

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
3 Dec 2012 11:36PM
Beautiful work. Would make a lovely framed picture for a young childs room.......Sandy
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
3 Dec 2012 11:39PM
Thanks all.
Some food for thought there Nick,I do agree that the handle chops the whole thing in half,I reckon the bricks need to go on the other side of the pram with the handle leading out of the frame on the right...I hope you go a pretty shade of green Wink
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
4 Dec 2012 2:56AM
Good stuff Janet and glad to see you're keeping your hand in with the wildlife with the inclusion of a snail GrinGrinGrin

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2012 1:35PM
Love this, the inclusion of the snail is inspired. And difficult to achieve, they can move remarkably fast and don't take kindly to direction...
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
4 Dec 2012 3:11PM
Thanks everyone,your comments are gratefully received.

Quote:don't take kindly to direction

Lol Moira !!!
Janet xx
chris-p Plus
12 67 England
4 Dec 2012 6:02PM
The snail inclusion is bob on Smile
POOCHIE 12 21 6 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2012 1:38PM
Excellent, everything you do looks so saleable.

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