my latest work, after a long time ..
using photoshop cs 3, it took almost two months to complete.
i've been very lazy in between ...
Although i could have pushed the details even more, i had to decide when to stop.
color and flow were very important, not to mention, my first work on a white background, something a little tricky to work on, especially when it comes to overall illumination.
artwork dimensions : 6000 x 6000
tools used : pen tool, smudge, color dodge, color burn, hard and soft edged brush.
here's a 2k version :
closeup shot :
two little somethings for everyone ;)
wallpaper 1 :
wallpaper 2 :
on a more personal note, i got stuck a few times about the look and feel... which is why 'music' played a key role in elevating the artwork to where it is now...
hearing this song really influenced the way i painted ..
i'm thankful ....
the song name 'Jiya Jale' which means 'Let life burn'
music by A.R. Rahman,
from the indian movie 'dil se' which means 'from the heart'
directed by Mani Ratnam
check out the song here :
many thanks to my friends : vivek, dharati, dhiraj, sushrut, rohan, swapna, deepak and vikas for their input.