Saturday, November 7, 2009

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Karin Jurick comes up with some great challenges on her Different Strokes From Different Folks blog! This one was particularly fun for me, as I love painting figures, especially with foreshortening, and love the abstraction of the floor. I rotated the image first, so the travelers are walking to the right, instead of towards the right-bottom. They also appeared to be walking towards a black abyss, so I added another skylight spot light so their way is illuminated....and it also balanced the overall composition. I'm really happy with the way this turned out and look forward to the portrait exchange challenge. I just didn't have enough time to jump in last year and regretted it.