Sunday, July 14, 2013
Squid and Jelly-illustration
The backdrop, a very recent addition to this piece, was achieved digitally. I took two different images and changed them in Photoshop by using the paper cut out adjustment. This resulted in a fantasy like canyon in the ocean, complete with colorful coral beds. I wanted to make the backdrop so it looks like a close up of one of the coral beds in this canyon, where you find a happy squid and its jelly fish friend.The base elements did sort of blend with background colors though, so I went ahead and outlined the foreground pieces.
(Left) this is what the image is like without backdrop. Again I had to use split scan and merge methods to get this image onto the computer. From there it was pretty easy though, just a few level adjustments, erasing, and aligning. Pretty good for an old piece of art.
P.S. figured it would make sense to share a squid image right after posting about a squid apron. The two kind of connect. ^.^