Friday, May 27, 2011

Abstract Digital Images

“There is no abstract art. You must always start with something.
Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.”  

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

These abstract digital images began with primitive strokes and primary shapes of squares, rectangles and triangles.  For a tutorial on how I "removed all traces of reality" to create this type of abstract image in Photoshop, visit my other blog, Pixel Dust Photo Art.  It is SO easy!  Believe me.  It begins with the most rudimentary strokes with your mouse and is completed with a few tools in the editing program.  (The third image above had one of my textures added to it.) 


  1. This is a fascinating idea. To draw a scene or portrait and then remove most of it and keep the lines you like. It would end up probably being very "abstract" in its essence - possibly only truly understood by the artist. But then art is what what each individual "sees" in it...

  2. Great quote- its a new way to look at it for sure. You inspired me to add a subtle texture to a pic and I like how it muted some of the tones and gave it an antique feel to it! Love the blue textured abstract you did!

  3. Beautiful work! I love what you have done with the editing program and the beginning strokes might have been rudimentary but they also flowed...

  4. I just love the texture and flow of these images - such fluid movement!

    What a great quote, wow, of course. You start with something real, then take away the reality.

    Happy Weekend, Bonnie!

  5. nice...think i like the second one the best...the colors play real nice...and neat quote, for sure...

  6. Very clever. It is amazing what can be done on the computer these days.

  7. It's inspiring to see the depth and breadth of your creative exploration, Bonnie.

  8. These are very beautiful, Bonnie! The top two especially work extraordinarily well.


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