Dallas skyline. Color added with photoshop. http://susanrudat.blogspot.com/
Incredible effect. Must purchase Photoshop
Holy Cow! This is, to begin with, avery lively drawing with soaring swirling movement. With the color you added, it takes on another life! Reflective, radiant, and glowing!
Did you make masks for all the major areas of color?
And what do you do to make your black and white scan so strong that you can easily drop out the white areas, leaving only a strong outline? I always have to spend more time than I like doing this, so I wondered if you have a fast way.
Thank you, Susan!
Photoshop is a great tool for manipulating art. With a b&w line drawing, the contrast & levels can be pushed for the boldness. Yes, masks are used for the colors, although the very small areas take time and patience to work with. To keep the crispness, an overlay of the line drawing is the top layer above the color layers.
Thank you for commenting!
Thanks, Susan. I use the same methods – they are time consuming, but they work. I use Levels, too, and Curves to make solid black lines. Thanks for replying.
See this sort of LOOKS like jazz. Like a saxophone SOUNDS like New York. Not only is this technically good, it’s also largely a fantasy because of the colors. And sort of–a cartoon (in a good way). It’s very real and very UNREAL. Like you can see the real place if you wanted too, like an urban landscape at night in a photo. The colors create the fantasy effect as well. Is this a real place? My guess would be mix and match and it came out really great.
Well said, Sophie.
The buildings are real, but created with some whimsical twists. After livng in Dallas for many years, the skyline imprints into the brain, so their placement is almost correct, but slightly off on purpose. So yes, a mix and match of the real Dallas and a made-up scene. Thank you again!
Susan! I saw the nice article about this piece. Congrats
(seen here) http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairpark/2008/10/the_best_jazzfunk_album_cover.php
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