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Painting Futuristic Cities - Chapter 1

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Big changes, I start carving up the larger planes with detail. This is all made up and hand done with a simple round brush. The image is starting to form now. (Fig.04)

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Fig.04

Let there be light! I overlaid some more photos to start making it look like the night scene I was imagining. You might think it's "cheating" but these are all tipped in perspective to conform to my vanishing points. You always have to do this because rarely do you get a photo that perfectly conforms to your painting. I use Free Transform and Perspective with the keyboard shortcut Command T. This brings up whichever function I need. Perspective and Free Transform being the most used. (Fig.05a and Fig.05b)

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Fig.05a

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Fig.05b


Cleaned up some edges and added the street lights for scale. Make one and duplicate then repeat. Free transform again for size and perspective. I also started adding some more complex frames to my lit windows on the right. Again, and I cannot say this enough, the photo will only get you so far. You've got to be an artist and get in there and change it to suit your design! This is the skill that separates the photo collage artist's from the rest. Everyone does it but with the best you can't tell where the reference ends and the overpaint begins. (Fig.06)

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