Copyright Lyne's Creations 1999 All Rights Reserved

storytime.jpg (127936 bytes)

  These little "Elves" (some people would call them gnomes) usually reside in
my back yard, but here you find them in their natural habitat, with a furry friend.
Each element in this image was a separate photo, on a separate layer. I painted the
each "Elf" by selecting areas of them, and using the Hue & Saturation - Colorize
button. I pulled the beard areas out to white, added noise, and a motion blur on top,
to simulate hair. The baby bunny is 'real' - a photo given to me by a friend. The back
ground is a stock photo from Corel. The carrot is clip art. The gnomes are
copyright the original sculpture artist.
The idea for this scene came about after I was
practicing with our new digital camera... and became friends with a real Elf!
This image is dedicated to her.

Back to General Art