Under the Hood
This piece was inspired by day 5 of a 10 day challenge. The challenge included a tutorial in which you had to incorporate specific techniques into your artwork. This was certainly challenging for me, learning many new artistic techniques. The portal in the background was built up first. The original image used was of a circular paved patio, removing the centre slabs to leave just the outer circle. An image of a nebula was added and blended in, and then many layers of textures and lighting. Colours were painted in and adjustments made to hue, saturation, brightness and contrast. Finally the model was added and blended in to the final artwork, with more adjustments and painting made. Phew!
The model was photographed by The Colby Files, a fantastic photographer.
With over 500 entries into the challenge, I was so chuffed and honoured to have this piece of artwork picked out with a few others by the editor, for their amazing creativity, stunning visuals, fantastic storytelling, incredible skill, or great humor, and displayed among some brilliant artists!