Wednesday, February 23, 2011
For my dreamscape i chose a simple landscape with a center focal point, and then built off of that. When brainstorming for this project i knew i wanted something within a symmetrical realm. Yet, at the same time i wanted something dark an eire, with a odd center point of focus. Which is why i decided to really work in a lot of opacity within my objects. To obtain a dreary look i first adjusted my background.
I darkened the background and then started adding my layers. Each image was adjusted to fit into the scene an look as natural a possible. Since the bottom half of the horizon line was very dark to begin with, i wanted to follow that through with my objects, so they had a look of blending into the ground. I chose some stock imagery for the objects, and some of my own imagery to form the dreamscape piece.
The largest of the objects is an image i had illustrated a while back. It was an old time photograph that had worn away in certain places. Back when i came across this photo i decided to fill in the rest of his face which was the main part that had deteriorated. So I gave him somewhat of a zombie look, just to have a little fun with it. When building this project i decided to dig up this image and use it as the outermost image, his old time sepia tone, and odd face, i felt made for a good fit. I then duplicated him an flipped him horizontally. The two images facing in add that much more focus to the focal point in the center of the dreamscape. As for the lions, and knives, those are stock images, along with that of the falling man silhouette.
Each image is symmetrical and faces inward towards the center which is the only part that depicts and asymmetrical image. In the very center there is an image of a man falling off a windmill. Both the man an the windmill are silhouettes, which i love because it is subtle and doesn't get to graphic.
Overall i wanted somewhat of a dark, nightmare themed dreamscape, mostly just to try and get myself to think outside the box.