Before and After Editing

"Think about what you're consuming otherwise it might consume you." Some food for thought in my blog post on www.KDAlchemy.comThere are side by side comparisons of some of my most popular pieces. I hope this opens your eyes to the difference editing makes in an image or video. Read my article to see if you are being manipulated by the media you are consuming.

Posted by KD Alchemy on Monday, 1 February 2016

are you manipulated by artists?

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Adobe Photoshop. Artists use it to express themselves, industries harness the power to warp and manipulate images, and amateurs use it to increase the quality of their work. Whether you agree or not with photo manipulation, the art of image processing is a force to be reckoned with. Photoshopping can distort reality, add layers to a story […]

LA blog

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DAY 1: I’m about to board a connecting flight to LAX and as tired as I find myself ecstatic. This is a huge milestone for KD ALCHEMY! For years I dreamt of traveling for a living and being my own boss and after over ten years of working on my craft and dreaming I can finally say that […]

letting go

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Tonight– 2:30 A.M.– I bring you a remnant of a 5 hour makeup and shoot that didn’t go according to plan. This was one of many shoots that don’t seen the light of social media/the inter-webs. There is this magical principal that has kept me sane over 8 years of failed experiments and hundred-hour-projects: In every failure there is growth. I learn something […]

mehron haloween

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STRAIGHT FROM INSTAGRAM: (Mehron is a highly revered FX makeup company that selected me to be apart of their Halloween completion for Makeup Artists) Make up resurfaced in my life during a difficult time. It gave me a therapeutic outlet to express myself, helped me forge a new identity as an artist but most importantly […]

"Hello... It's me."Adele's Hello has me reeling. I recently looked up an interview and in it she described some of the lyrics as a conversation between her older and younger self. I loved her artistry in this song and knew I needed to incorporate it into one of my pieces.

Posted by KD Alchemy on Wednesday, November 4, 2015

hello sugar skull

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“Hello… It’s me.” MUSICAL INSPO: Adele’s Hello has me reeling. I recently looked up an interview and in it she described some of the lyrics of Hello as a conversation she had between her older and younger self. I loved her artistry in this song and knew I needed to incorporate it into one of my […]

miss havisham’s diary

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“Love her, love her, love her! If she favours you, love her.” In elementary school I couldn’t read. I thought I was stupid. I thought there was something wrong with me. I remember the first story I fell in love with. In first grade, our teacher would read us Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations. Instantly I was captivated by […]

Toxic Garden

Posted by KD Alchemy on Saturday, October 31, 2015

toxic garden

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Someone spent one too many hours in her green house… I call this Toxic Garden. This character is a mix of human and plant (I know you’re thinking of Poison Ivy). Image, after the chemical burns, and open sores heal this deluded creature could be quite a powerful advocate for the environment. MAKEUP INSPO: I’ve […]