Monday, November 26, 2007

Twixt and Twain

Here is a piece I did that ran this past weekend, about the lost works of Mark Twain making it to Broadway, hence the spotlight on stage. I painted this traditionally and then digitally dodged and burned to push and pull areas. The shading was created on a separate layer in photoshop choosing the layer style 'multiply' which makes that layer transparent. This allowed some of the texture from the background to show faintly. The other option is a normal layer, adjusting the opacity- sometimes you end up with a 'fogged' effect as opposed to a completely clear layer. Upon finishing, layer should be flattened and saved as tiff or jpg.
If any of this is unclear (no pun intended) feel free to post me for clarification. Happy Monday, all!

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