Original Composition

Art is all about taking inspiration and making something new. This is especially true when I created original compositions on Photoshop using copyright free images and combining them in an entirely new composition.

For my first piece I wanted to focus on a warm color pallet so I decided to take inspiration from nature, which is reflected in the fire and the autumn background. I wanted to give my piece a sort of fantasy feeling so I made the main character appear to be controlling fire and gave her a dragon tattoo for a bit of mystery. I used a lot of warm yellow overlay layers, specifically on her hands and reflecting on her face and glasses.

firegirlwebjpeg.jpg

For my second piece I kept with the mystical theme and tried to challenge myself with a complicated background that feature hiding spooky figures behind tree branches. I struggled with placing them in naturally but after a lot of clone stamp tool-ing and seventeen layers I achieved a result I was happy with. I think I enjoyed creating shading and highlights the most in this piece. Add those little details can really bring a piece together and make it look more realistic.

spookyforestweb

Links for fire girl image:

https://www.pexels.com/photo/selective-focus-photography-of-woman-holding-string-lights-1852289/

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dragon-161033.svg

https://www.pexels.com/photo/nature-red-forest-leaves-33109/

https://www.pexels.com/photo/fire-orange-burning-flame-33601/

https://www.pexels.com/photo/photograph-of-a-burning-fire-672636/

Links for spooky forest image:

https://www.pexels.com/photo/brown-wolf-standing-on-green-grass-162256/

https://www.pexels.com/photo/adult-black-coat-conceptual-194917/

https://www.pexels.com/photo/shallow-photography-on-black-crow-802255/

https://www.pexels.com/photo/trees-near-pathway-1102912/

https://www.pexels.com/photo/woman-wearing-fairy-costume-1545590/

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