"The True Reality II" // When I first started blending abstract photographs in Photoshop three years ago, way before patterns made an appearance, I made it a point to not save the .psd files, aka the files with all of the editable layers. I'd save the final image as a jpg only, effectively throwing out the "way back" that is inherent in digital work. It always felt really good and freeing to take that leap of faith and trust that the piece was complete.
// Sometimes I wish I go could back and see how I made my early pieces, but I also kind of like the mystery. Nowadays, I generally do save the .psd file so I can pull out layers from different pieces to combine into a new piece. And sometimes I will still flatten a piece in progress and use its mid-point in another piece. Or flatten a piece I'm not loving and use it in a new piece. I just love the total freedom of digital and how quickly and easily each piece informs and supports another. Like one big happy art family. 👩👩👦👦👨👩👧👦👨👩👧👨👨👦👩👧👩👦👦👨👦👦👨👧 #aplayfulprocess