dark enhances light and warmth – texture adds interest to simple color scheme
Sea of Backs – digital painting / art prints – Dan Beck 2006
There are a number of things I like about how this digital painting came out. First off, there is a shading going on which implies a rather glowing source of light. I had wanted there to be the feeling of warmth – even though everyone is bundled up because that is how it is.
There is also an incredible texture going on in the fields themselves – a little more fabric-like than the way the fields look from a distance – but only a little.
I have been able to develop my palette in a new way which is giving me a broader texture range. It is on the border of being overdone here – but I think it really helps this piece hold together – particularly since there is really very little color here – except in the minute details.
Art prints of the above digital painting are available only by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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