I’m pretty behind on Inktober this year. I’ve managed to get around eight illustrations done, however. Here’s number 1 🙂
A composite wallpaper I made using adobe photo-shop and personal/free assets. Thanks to NASA for providing the awesome in-space photo I used in the top left transition.
– special thanks to KO for modeling and taking upwards of forty awkward shots of her legs for this piece, you’re the real hero –
The base of the piece was a photograph one of my best friends took of her legs, then I masked over it and repainted/replaced the skin to get more of a painted/graphic look which makes it easier to blend into a conceptual piece that already has a mixture of drawn objects next to photographs. The smoke, city, and blended transitions were all painted in to connect the extremely disparate elements of the piece. I wanted it to look like worlds or realities were about to crash together while there’s this tear or rift in reality just a few feet away from the model. The problem is she has to jump to reach the red door before everything comes crashing down.
The biggest challenge here was trying to highlight a focus, because everything is pretty hyper-detailed and distracting. That chaos is good and needed to represent worlds literally colliding, but it make it tricky to form a true compositional balance when the background is –for lack of a better word– is a cluster-duck.
Anyway, I think it turned out pretty cool for what it is and I learned a lot making it which is always the goal here.
-Free stock credits (via unsplash)
My portfolio (I do take commissions): https://arctic-ink.myportfolio.com/
My clothing designs: https://www.designbyhumans.com/shop/ArcticInk/
One of the bigger projects I’ve been working on.
40×60 inches multimedia character portrait.
I really like how it turned out.
In other news I submitted my portfolio to ‘Design by Humans’ which is a company that partners with artists from all over the world to print designs on clothing, mugs, phone cases and more. I didn’t really expect to get accepted, so it was a nice surprise when I got the email today and was able to set up my shop.
This particular design is the only thing I’ve set up so far, but there will be more to come after I make it through finals (probably in one piece…hopefully).
Anyway, all the links to that kind of stuff will be at the bottom of the art posts from now on to keep things organized.
My Portfolio: https://arctic-ink.myportfolio.com/
My Deviant Art: https://arctic-ink.deviantart.com/
My Design by Humans shop: https://www.designbyhumans.com/shop/ArcticInk/