No Worries for the Little Musk Turtle
This is my second attempt, playing with photoshop brushes. I incorporated one of my sketches (the turtle) instead of using a photograph like I did with the giraffe.
Even though the actual composition only took about an hour to arrange, there was a lot of prep work. I started by scanning a wallpaper sample and then used it as a background texture.
Next, I splattered some tempera paint on a white sheet of drawing paper and scanned it as well. In PhotoShop, I placed the paint splat on top of the wall paper then changed the mode from normal to difference.
Here is when I added some of my exciting custom flower brushes. It took a long time to cut out those silly flowers so I'm going to keep using them in every project till I get my fill ;)
The musk turtle is from an older painting but I always thought it was cool. So I cut him out and added a drop shadow so he'd pop off the pages a little bit.
For the final step, I pulled out one of the new Wacom tablets we bought for the Computer Art and Animation class and did what I do best, scribbled. (which by the way, is part of a new art movement as stated by my Art History class... Scribblism. )