Luke, portrait with crazy Photoshop elements
My friend Natalie recently found me on facebook.com, it was great seeing her and catching up on what's been going on in her world over the last few years. She's got a nephew that looks so neat. He looks like a little elf child and I really wanted to draw him, I'm hoping that she'll not mind. This is what I came up with. I wanted to have his shirt and the background a really vibrant red and sort of run into each other, then have lots of interesting elements running all over the picture. I had an idea laying in bed when I couldn't sleep of a way to differentiate between the shirt and background, add a circle pattern to each but vary the size. That way they would be separate but interestingly the same, hopefully. I really really like how that turned out. I wanted to keep the little boy's face really smooth and white, I love the idea of having something simple and clean next to something messy and vibrant, the juxtaposition is interesting. And I think that's all I'll write for now. I've got a cat sleeping on my hand and he looks so comfy that I'll stop jiggling him.