A true diva is graceful and talented and strong and fearless and brave and someone with humility. Beyonce
Under the Hood
Another piece of art created in collaboration with the fabulous award winning photographer and artist, Gabriel Olude, from Lagos, Nigeria. I love fractals, their beautiful shapes, colours and lighting bring an additional beauty into the world of art. For this piece I started off with a textured background to compliment the purple colour of the model’s dress. I decided to stick with that colour, and brought in several different fractals, changing the hue where necessary, repositioning them, masking parts I didn’t want. I then blended in a photo of a galaxy, giving an additional interest of the beautiful stars. I added and blended in various elements of smoke, pebbles, bubbles and glitter. Added a vignette to darken the image, just highlighting her face and shoulder. A purple to blue gradient enhanced the colours. I then did curve adjustment to various tones and colours. I then added a few more fractal swirls around the model, and more glitter above and behind her. Yet more fractals were added. I then gave the whole piece a painterly look using Topaz, and finished off with a canvas texture.