Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity. Herbert Hoover
I did this for a challenge in the month of May, where you’re given a number of different images, photos and textures and a theme to abide by to produce your art. The theme for that month was abstract, but I didn’t submit my art as I didn’t think it was true abstract.
Under the Hood
It’s becoming increasingly difficult to do my ‘under the hood’ section, as I am using so many different images, and there is no before and after! With this piece, I started by building up different textures for the background; I then added the model, buildings and balloons using different blends and masking out areas I didn’t want. I adjusted various tonal curves to get the lighting I wanted, then added colour gradients. Finally I took it through Topaz, choosing a sketch filter to finish it off.