This week is quite a celebratory edition of #photofriday. It is with great pleasure I now will unveil the brand new ReClick Photo logo.
What do you think? This is the beginnings of great change here at ReClick Photo. I have been spending lots of time designing and mastering all the new features of the new improved ReClick Photo so please look out for the new website coming in the next couple of weeks. I will announce when its ready for launch.
A little bit of change does us all good every now and again, this is the beginning of all the changes coming so much excitement ahead. So please stay tuned!
I thought I would just take this opportunity to say hello and tell you everything that has been happening at ReClick photo as well as what i have planned for the future.
After a couple of trips away over the past couple of months I have a few full SD Cards full of raw images waiting to be processed! So please keep an eye on my 500px profile (https://500px.com/reclickphoto) for all the my latest images as they are processed and uploaded. Remember it’s #photofriday every Friday here at ReClick Photo where I showcase a different photo taken by me every week, so check out this blog or my social media profiles for the latest edition.
I very rarely leave home without my camera so you can look forward to many more images to come from me in the future.
Photo Restoration and Retouching
Repairing and bringing the best out of your photos is right at the centre of ReClick Photo. So whether you wish to bring an old damaged family photo, or you need an image retouched for professional purposes than here at ReClick Photo we are here to help. Our restoring and retouching services have been now improved by the addition of printing services up to size A4! I am currently looking into printing services where you can have your newly restored or retouching images printed on to various mediums and at various sizes so please watch this space!
Digital Art and Illustration
Over the past few weeks, I’m my spare time, I have been doodling away in my sketch pad practicing my pen and ink techniques. At the moment I am currently working on a range of illustrated letters. All 25 letters of the alphabet will be available for you to buy printed in a range of mediums and sizes. Once they are available to purchase I will promote them through all our social media profiles.
As well as illustrated letters I am also working on new ways to incorporate my new found love for pen and ink drawing into my photography, to create original digital art. So please look out for these in the future.
Developing a ReClick Photo Shopping Experience
Today it is possible to get images on to a whole plethora of different objects from a stretched canvas to a mobile phone cover. So very soon I will be expanding the ReClick Photo experience so that you will be able to buy a whole range of products printed with original ReClick Photo images, illustrations and digital art. Some of these products include, greetings cards, bags, cushions, canvases, and many more. More information will be available soon!
I hope that you will be excited about all these changes and additions to ReClick Photo in the future just as much as I am. So watch this space!
To be truthfully I was debating right up to the moment I logged on to my blog whether or not to right about this or not, only because I thought that you might not find my first adventure in to the world of pen and ink drawing interesting. Then I thought, well why not it’s creative! Plus it would be good to get some feedback.
So here’s a little background. Ever since I could hold a pen I have doodled. Even as a child, my mother thought it best to buy rolls of lining paper instead of sketchpads as I went through so much paper (sorry rainforests!) all through school and on to art school and even now art and design has been my life, I would go as far to say as I am obsessed!
Since school I have always sketched in my sketchbook practically on a daily basis, some days offerings are better than others. Sketching is a fundamental part of a creative persons life, it is where explore new ideas, capture moments, reflect of our techniques, try new things etc. It is a sandbox for my creative mind.
I have always loved the work of Aubrey Beardsley and M.S. Escher, and have been fascinated by the way they master the power of the line and tone in monochrome.
So taking a brand new Sketchbook out of its clear plastic wrapping, I opened it and look at the crisp clean blank page and pondered for a few seconds of what to do with it. The truth was, I had no idea. I started to sketch the works ink drawing right in the centre of the page and then let my mind wander allowing my pencil to create lines and shapes in a free flowing and spontaneous manner. Any one knowing me this approach is very unlike me, normally I liked a meticulous planned approach where I know exactly what I am going to go before my pencil hits the paper. Not only was this my first attempt at a ink pen drawing, it was the first time I worked totally spontaneously.
In hindsight I should have took pictures of the different stages of the drawing, so I’m afraid I will just have to jump right to the end and show you the finished result.
What do you think? As a first attempt I’m quite pleased with the result. I would really love to hear what you think. In fact if you have any tips I would love to hear about them too!
I know that it is far from perfect, there are a few stray-lines, mistakes and a little irregular spacing of some of the elements, But hey, it’s only my first attempt and I’m not going to beat myself up too much. The only way to progress is to make mistakes and learn from them. The main objective in creating this title page was write a descriptive title in order to differentiate this particular sketchbook from the many others that I have. So whether I have been successful or just carried away with myself, I will let you make your own mind up about it.
So what’s next? Honestly, I don’t know. But what I can tell you is that I am going to continue on this pen and ink adventure and I will see where it takes me. What I would like to see happen is for me to become more confident in the medium and be able to produce works for you to be able to buy, as well as create elements which I can combine with my photography and Photoshop skills to create unique mixed media digital art works for you to buy. So I hope you will join me on this journey. At the moment it appears to be a little of a magical mystery tour but please hang on in there!
When I manage to create something new in my sketchbook I will share it with you, please let me know what you think!