I am really excited to have my canvas done. The canvas of the very first fine art picture I made this year. So as a salute to this I’m gonna post a condensed workflow from the very untouched photo to a fully finished canvas.
Before taking a picture I already knew that I would edit it in one or another way but .. I couldn’t see a clear picture in my mind yet. I thought – this guy would look a little creepy – that’s for sure! I wanted him to give my picture a feeling of waiting, for something, or somebody… So I asked him (btw his name’s Arthur) to pose the way I wanted and took this shot:
Well, lets’s take it for a start 🙂 I picked it acctually from a stack of around 30 shots. I took additional photos of a landscape. Later on I added them up trying to compose a wider view keeping the man almost in the centre. I don’t like to use a wider lens because it distorts proportions of a subject in a landscape. I used 50mm for all of those shots. This is how a rough mosaic of around 10 photos looked like in Photoshop:
I spent quite “some” time smothering and aligning the edges..filling the gaps, clearing some background bits I didn’t like, making some mist and …oh ..lots of other painting there 🙂
Then changed colors…many times.. and brought some light on this gentleman’s face, a little magic dust and some plants started to crawl up his feet soaking up the anger and the hatred which now appeared on his face 🙂
Some blood and scratches… I could feel the fight and somebody definitely fought back.. then I added some bats – I made their photos that same day (Halloween decorations):
Then I had a vision of a girl..hiding .. and I had a perfect shot from the Photo Blitz that day as well where my model was Vita.:
So, I took her and placed her here …where she is still hiding, waiting ..
well, I don’t know how about you but looking at the hunter’s expression on his face.. and at the final picture – I don’t think she will get away.. 🙂 well, maybe not today?.. To be honest, I really enjoyed the process of making “The Hunt” . The more I worked on it the more I could see the picture I wanted to see and of course it’s my first “babe” so it is really important to me. I think the most important part is what I can feel when I look at it. How much time did it take?…umm..second question… 😉
The last thing I wanted to do is a canvas which could remind me my first steps into fine art. I used www.canvassale.co.uk and they were absolutely great in prices and quality. Honestly? I’ve never had a canvas..so it looks perfect for me. I made couple of more at once but they will remain silent until Christmas 🙂 I took this quick shot with my daughter hiding behind it 🙂 Now the canvas is hanging on a wall in a respectable place.
Feel free to leave a comment of what you think of “The Hunt” or any part of making it.