From time to time, I have pretty unconventional stories in my life; for the most part, I keep them private and focus on digital art,
Faith is the first digital canvas art of the End Times Series originated in late 2020. The End Times Series is based upon biblical scripture focusing on bringing an uplifting spirit to the challenging days we are living in.
The 40” x 40” canvas print was created with a mix of digital photography and vector art. Printed on a textured UV poly-cotton blend, and topped off with raw metals and signature stencils to bring the perfect fusion between digital and analog art.
I don’t know about you, but I tend to improvise and let the flow guide me. Similar to cooking, you look at what you want to make, you get the ingredients, mix them all and let flavours come alive.
Same with design, once I get all colours, shapes, typography and formats set, I let the music, vibe and energy flow. I don’t set any restrictions nor parameters, it’s all freehand sort of speak until I’m happy with the main composition. Once I have the composition dialled in that’s when I get nitty and gritty perfecting every tiny detail not leaving a pixel out of my sight, and let me tell you, when it comes to detail I can get in there for hours!
Talking about time, it’s all relative to me. I could work for days and hours in a row, although I find myself in need of a break leaving the art on pause for a few days or even weeks. Usually, I leave the file open and work bits at the time, I don’t pressure myself with deadlines, but I do try to manage my timing, otherwise, it gets out of control and could take me literally years getting things done by getting sidetracked. Ideally, I want to get it done as fast as possible, as I’m always eager to see the final product.
Above you’ll see screenshots and evolution of the artwork, how it started from a digital draft in green colour scheme, then going through iterations, stencil creation and application of recycled metal pieces glued to the canvas. All photography was shot with Pixel 2 and edited with photoshop. Below you can see all the layers in the working file that show you what goes behind scenes.
Overall, it has been a little bit of a new process, there’s is a lot of detail going on, and without any more process descriptions, Ladies and gents, It’s my pleasure to share this striking art piece with you and I’m looking forward to continuing with the new design.
Thanks for checking it out!
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