I recently signed up for Brooke Shaden’s 30 Day Challenge where she gives us daily questions to make us think about how and why we create our art and also some ideas for images for each day.
Time has been a real challenge for me, as well as inspiration. My brain doesn’t quite work in a way that finds creating daily images easy to do. I need time to think and ponder, to come up with my own personal variation. From the responses of a lot of other people, they have similar time pressures, so I have decided to just let that bit of it go and do what I can when I can.
One of the things that does inspire me is her amazing ability to composite images into what appears to be a single artistic image. One day when I finish all my study and all the other courses I am working on, I aim to do her course and learn how. In the mean time I have been watching her speed edits on her YouTube channel, and harvesting ideas.
This is my first serious go at compositing several images, the ground and sky are both my images, the lady is from Faestock and the wings were a free set from Raw Exchange. Many many layers went into this, as I tried to perfect the art of many little subtle adjustments making up the final piece.
While its good enough to show to people (hopefully not too embarrassing), its not good enough, which frustrates me greatly. The beginning and ending steps make sense to me, its the critical middle steps around adjusting colour tones, light, shadows etc that are eluding me right now.
Click on the image to see a larger version – much more detail that way
Any tips, tricks or other compositing breakdown tutorials or videos you recommend would be greatly appreciated!
Do you composite images? What works well for you?