Friday, April 30, 2010
ACF # 72-FIREBIRD
This week at Art Creations Friday we were provided with a very interesting background to work with. I wasn't thrilled with the colors, so I converted it to black & white and overlaid a deep red texture, by SkeletalMess, over it. It still looked very visceral to me, so I decided it needed something DRAMATIC. I used a Photoshop brush from a set of tribal symbols/tattoos by Redlilith, and stamped it in white, yellow and orange. I applied the pin light blending style--this often gives unexpected and dramatic results-- and gave my firebird a beady black eye.
I'm really quite pleased with him. I often have the feeling that some pieces create themselves and I just push the buttons...but not this time-- I MADE Him--he didn't make himself.