the next project i’m working on is entitled “cityscape”. at the moment it is still a work in progress. if you’d like to join me on this journey, i’ve started the process by taking and collecting photos of my view of the city from the balcony to use a reference material.
step 1: collecting reference material.
“cityscape” is in progress
i am still spending time filming this particular project piece. the style of this image has been taken from the roku screensaver (see screenshots of reference material).
i’m considering the ink palette that i have available and has evolved from a painting into a digital painting. i am working in photoshop but using only my mouse.
i wanted to post a screenshot of my progress so far, it’s been more time consuming than i expected, so i will need to scale back on the scope of this overall image.
hey, wait a minute… i thought i was much further along than this and i’ve realized that i must have lost a save point… ughhh. i checked out my recording and here is a screenshot of the last frame of that video:
“cityscape” design is complete
i had to scale back on some of the ideas i wanted to include because the composition would have taken far too much time to complete.
on the positive, with this type of project, i can continue to grow this idea. it specifically gives me thoughts on how to incorporate this art into my website.
plates are printed & screens are processed
they look great.
i set them directly under the UV light for exactly 5 minutes …BUT at about 1:30 i realized i left my other screen uncovered and exposed to the ambient UV light in the same room (oops). as of now, i am convinced that 5 minutes is the magic number for exposing my screens since these appear as i expected them to.
despite the faux pas, i went forward and processed the other plates on that second screen. surely enough, they don’t appear as crisp as i wanted which i expect considering the mistake. however, i think they are satisfactory and i’m still going to give them a try.
i have 4 plates: blue, pink, black & white to be layered in that order. i am going to experiment with adding a glo in the dark layer using the white plate. the plan is to do 3 experiments with the glo in the dark:
- reuse the white plate & add glo layer
- hand paint glo layer
- a solid layer of glo to see how the other colors react, if at all.