So we have the artwork fully drawn and compiled; it now exists as a Photoshop project. At this point, the sketches are in black and white. What we are looking for are artists/designers who feel comfortable enough with Photoshop that they would be able to apply filters, etc. to mold it into appearing more as an impressionist/victorian era-style painting. We are including a .jpg of the black and white version, as well as a version of the artwork with rudimentary colors only to indicate the types of colors we are looking to be applied (as a schema or blueprint). However, all work must be done through Photoshop because we plan on making this into a hologram/lenticular print and, therefore, need to retain layering (for printing purposes). Further, we have included further paintings we've found that capture the aesthetic we are looking for (also included).
Here is an exact description of each aspect of the artwork
and what we are hoping to accomplish:
Right now it looks like a sketch; we’d like to get away from
that aesthetic and evolve it into more of a rich painting. What we thinks this
application and blending of earth tones as well as
filters to make it hazier/murkier (like a Rembrandt piece, for instance).
Further, we would be very open to applying a
filter implying brush strokes (almost
like a Van Gogh, but perhaps not as obvious).
Colors: A rustic, dirty gold (blending reds and
Shadow gradient: There is a line dissecting each
spire of the sun; we would like that to imply a shadow gradient that gets
darker on one side
A nice, subtle, hazy glow around the whole image would be beautiful
We included two layers: one with the ripples and
the white background and one with just the ripples. While the one with only the
ripples looks cool, we ask that you use the layer entitled Ocean because of the
coloring necessities to implying an ocean. That being said:
Colors: Ripples medium to dark grey. Background
ocean navy or midnight blue
The more strokes/lines/ sense of movement, the
“Weather Making” ripples:
Either a bland white with a hue (e..g moonlight)
or a similar color to the Sun image (implying a reflection)
Background Stars (two stars, snowflake, galaxy):
- The geography of the stars is
meant to set up a dropping/falling sensation. The different rows of stars is
meant to imply distance. Designers are WELCOME to augment sizes and spacing to
help achieve this effect even more.
- Colors: Bright white with a subtle,
light-blue glow or aura surrouding. Would very much like the coloring to
resemble a realistic, typical night.
Background Spray paint effect:
Do not have to keep the original effect at all,
but something along those lines need to remain. The point of the effect is to
imply limitless stars in the background. If anyone has a better idea other than
the spray paint effect, we are all ears.
Dropbox link to Photoshop project: (NOTICE: .psd file has been updated as of 6/11/14)