Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Background finished

Phew. What made me decide to do this, I can't remember.

This is about 4,000 layers of Polychromos and Prismacolors.
Its a Chinese floral design. The original reference is darker and more "contrast-y", but I muted it some so it would 'stay back'.

This is what it looked like before I added the dark. Its pretty, but spotty. It needed the dark to tie it all together, to make a unified background that won't fight with the main subject matter.

Now its onto the stars of the show.

Update: about 2 minutes after posting this I decided it needed more color after all, so am adding another layer. So make that 4,001 layers.

Update to the update:
Here is layer 4,001. Prismacolor Peacock Blue. I think that does the trick.


Tammy Lampert said...

It's looking great Paula! I am new to your blog and I have to say I love your work! A couple years ago, I switched back to Illustration (after being a Graphic Designer for 17 years) and your site is a great inspiration! Thank you! :)

CC said...

Fascinating... can't wait to see what's next.