Sunday, March 27, 2011
The cover is coming together. Slowly.
I had to use lots of layers for the dress. For the top layer I used a variety of brushes to create the bodice of the dress, to sit above the skirt. The skirt is made up of lots of layered shapes. I gave them scalloped edges to help them blend into the clouds of the background. I gave them a variety of colours and an opacity of about 40% to create a sense of depth in the dress. On top of all of that I added some smoke brushes to blend into the clouds and give it some more texture.
I chose to use darker colours than I first anticipated in the skirt. With paler colours the cover looked very washed out and anemic so the bolder colours really lifted it and balanced the white of the figure.