This is a blog I'm doing for my high school graphic arts class! I'll be posting some of my work as well as things that inspire me!
Saturday, November 16, 2013
This is a landscape that I created in Adobe Photoshop. My assignment was to create an image based on a landscape that inspires me, so I chose a river. There is a trail leading to the Cahaba river close to my house, and I walked down it quite a lot as a child. I remember always feeling at peace there, so I figured it would be a great landscape to recreate.
I first drew a sketch in pencil and then scanned it in to use as the base for my image. Afterwards I used a soft-edged brush to fill in the basic areas that my different elements would occupy. Then I drew in my trees and used special effects brushes to finish up the composition, adding leaves, grass, etc.