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One of the first assignments we got when I started my B.A in Digital Design in 2009 was to create a monochromatic dinner. My group decided to take on the colors white, red, black and green and we each cooked food that had the same color -mine was red. Luckily, the presentation was more important than the taste for one of the prizes, so my photos and design won a jar of candy for my group. Fuck yeah, candy!
In this example I found that the original photos weren’t too interesting by themselves. Also, I thought both kids were cute and was disappointed that it wasn’t possible to get them both in the same frame. The solution was to clone the little boy in blue into the other picture in PhotoShop, using a lot of careful masking. The key ingredients here are patience, and returning to the image with fresh eyes to make sure everything seems natural.
This photo is from my Autumn photoshoot with Asra
Another shoot where I used the same technique was The Ocean’s Awaiting where I cloned the model. This was done by carefully masking out the model in different photos and then layering them in a composition.
It’s important to mask out the layers using brushes that are appropriate for the level of detail in the photo, if you want it to look realistic.
Another good tip for something like this is to remember to blur the different layers according to the background. In this case, further away meant more blurry than closer to the camera.
Finally, once you have achieved a good composition, adjusting the colors, levels and curves helps to make things look more consistent.
Check out the reverse of this technique: Object removal
Acrylics on canvas
Assorted references were used
Approx. 80cm x 60cm
2007 – 2010
Lilith is a character from Jewish mythology. She was created at the same time and from the same earth as Adam, unlike Eve, who was created from one of Adam’s ribs. Lilith was Adam’s first wife (before Eve), who is scorned and demonized in the writings, because she refused to be subservient to Adam and decided archangels were more fun. It was this treatment that inspired my work with the painting – why is a woman a sinner if she refuses to be passive? Should Lilith really be regarded as a demon or is she in fact a victim in the story?
The painting has many symbols from the Garden of Eden and various other associations. The larger image of the woman and the snake is mirrored in the center of the painting where the snake is eating the hummingbird (see Details).
This was an excuse to work with evolution and religion in a direct way. I love playing with anatomy, bones in particular, and I enjoy drawing wings. Also, I find the idea of merging man and machine fascinating and wondered about an alternative take on Eve. So this is the result of all of that!
Originally finished in 2007, but I decided to edit the colors and make them more vibrant recently.
References used for the face.
Adobe PhotoShop + Wacom Volito2 tablet
Color pencils on sketch paper.
No references used.
Finished in 2007
Photographer: Bokra Zerinai
Location: Botanical Garden, Aarhus, DK
A steampunk version of the Green Fairy.
Artemisia Absinthium is an ingredient in the liquor absinthe.
The model is my good friend Katrine with her pet rats.
Photo references were used.
Created in Photoshop CS3 with a Wacom Volito 2 tablet.
You can check out how this artwork came to be in this forum thread.
Finished in 2009