Saturday, June 30, 2012

Faith is...

Photograph       ©Maleko 2012

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Zebra Collage Using PicMonkey

A collage of my zebra drawings put together using the website PicMonkey which states on their website "Fearless photo embetterment."  Mainly designed for photographers, but it works great for fine artists also.  PicMonkey has a multitude of tools just like any of the best photography software that is available, but amazingly it is free to use!  

PicMonkey includes some of the following photo editing tools - 
  • Many collage templates
  • Frames and Borders
  • Image Cropping
  • Exposure Adjustments
  • Color Effects
  • Picture Resizing
  • Skin Touch Up
  • Text and Overlays
  • Textures
Play around with the many different options and have fun!  It's great and respond how you like it in the comments below!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Friday, June 22, 2012

Eyes of Grace

The quiet of descending night
Colors fade in the darkening
(Free Write Friday - Image Prompt)
Lost in  a world of confusion
Believing in one small spark
A haunting of romance
Calls on the soft breeze
Feel the pull of something more
Timeless, ancient yet new
Alone but not;
My head says I won't,
but my heart says I might
Searching for God's face
Silently watched by loving jealous eyes of grace
The caged animal is free
Not realizing the animal is me
Maleko ©2012

Visit Kellie Elmore's site and to view this weeks Free Write Friday image prompt, read the intro and join in the fun.   Thanks Kellie for the weekly inspiration!

Monday, June 18, 2012

A Yellow Maze

"A Yellow Maze     ©Maleko 2012    Colored Pencil on Black Paper (Paint Shop Pro border added)   12x9 inches

“I asked the Zebra,
are you black with white stripes?
Or white with black stripes?
And the zebra asked me,
Are you good with bad habits?
Or are you bad with good habits?
Are you noisy with quiet times?
Or are you quiet with noisy times?
Are you happy with some sad days?
Or are you sad with some happy days?
Are you neat with some sloppy ways?
Or are you sloppy with some neat ways?
And on and on and on and on and on and on he went.
I’ll never ask a zebra about stripes...again.”

Shel Silverstein

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Zebra Colors

"Zebra Stripes"       12x9 inches        Pastels on Black Paper (Paint Shop Pro border added)      Maleko ©2012
"Blue Stripes"              12x9 inches   
Pastels on Black Paper (Paint Shop Pro border added) 
Maleko ©2012
"Purple Pink Stripes"              12x9 inches   
Pastels on Black Paper (Paint Shop Pro border added) 
Maleko ©2012

Playing around with colors on the same design of a mother zebra grazing while keeping a watchful eye out for her young foal.  Everyone has seen a black and white zebra, but a one of color?  That would make us stop and take a second look, right?  Which one is your favorite? ~M

Saturday, June 2, 2012

"Big House" cover (Audio Adrenaline)

A unique cover version (?) of the song 'Big House' by 
Audio Adrenaline.  Turn up the sound & enjoy!