Let this be the kick off for what I hope will be a regular feature, Mythical Monday. Despite the fact that I no longer work for a living, Monday can be a busy day for me. So this first Mythical Monday will be nowhere like the onslaught of yesterday's Superhero Sunday.
Here is what I believe is the best photomanipulation I've done of a centaur or close to it. At least I like it and that is saying something because I usually find something wrong with most of the work I do. Not the least of which is my failure to muster up the energy to really learn Layers in Photoshop.
There is a high learning curve with mastering the attributes of CS3. And I am by nature someone who likes to walk the path of least resistance. So I've developed a sort of lazy man's method of creating photo montages that is more akin to cutting out pictures and pasting them together and then erasing the bits I don't want than it is to real art. That is why I admire the true masters of the medium I have found online and, no doubt, why my work gets short shrift in comparison. (Then again most of the people who really achieve great results have invested in a device called a Wacom Tablet and that ain't happening for me.)
Perhaps someday in the not so distant future I will work on seriously improving whatever skills I possess. But for now . . .