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Making Of 'Victorian Voodoo'

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Date Added: 30th November 2012
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With this piece I was going for something moody. I wanted a piece that mixed something foreboding with something a little sweet, and I came up with the idea of paring Victorian fashion with a bit of voodoo flavor. After I decided what I wanted to paint, I put a random color layer down because it's easier for me to work on color. A white canvas is a bit harsh to stare at after a while. I drew everything out with a detailed sketch in Photoshop to get my ideas down (Fig.01). Of course, I knew things could change along the way if I found something else that looked or worked better.

Fig. 01

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Readers Comments (Newest on Top)
Patricia on Thu, 11 September 2014 7:17pm
Great detail! How many layers did you have in photoshop for this illustration?
Susan Weinberger on Fri, 29 March 2013 12:53am
could you please put an entire tutorial on one page? It is impossible to do it without the color picture in my hand (printed) . I tried copying each page and pasting it into word. It turned into 32 pages! going back and forth from photoshop would be such a pain , as I said, without seeing the colors of the finished product., I would have to go back and forth a thousand times! Please let me know if you have a "PRINT TUTORIAL" button somewhere. Thank you Susan
Rick Kleinosky on Thu, 20 December 2012 5:47am
Impressive tutorial
Leslie Tribolet on Wed, 19 December 2012 6:15pm
I am blown away. I am a portrait artist... on canvas, and wish I could do this... Really beautiful.
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