It is sooo apt that the phrase that gave me this concept is ‘building castles in the sky‘
Can’t tell you how relieved I am to finish this piece of work. It’s quite literally one of the most time consuming pieces i have ever did. I think it clocked at least 15hours and more revisions than i can imagine.
If anything, i’ve taken one thing from this experience. I tend to come out with fantastically complicated and ambitious ideas. Combined with high expectations and near perfectionist tendencies on my part when it comes to photoshop, i end up frequently feeling like i’ve over-estimated my own capabilities.
Anyway. ’nuff talk. Here is my ‘headache’.
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Of the piece, i’m actually quite proud of two things. No it’s not the castle. I loath that thing.
I like my Flying Ship and my Dirt Road. Yes. I drew and illustrated and cobbled every bit of them. Even that grass tuff in the middle of the road? Yes that was intentional.
I did spend alot of time on the castle as well, but i loath it, because try as i might, i realise that letters ‘S’, ‘N’ and ‘E’ aren’t very friendly letters to incorporate into a castle. I was just so tempted to be content with THIS. Might you, it already had 10+ hours of work. But i really slogged the last 5+ hours, trying my darnest to make that 5 letters look remotely like a castle. Argh. Which is why i half regret not doing concept number 2(see prev post).
Needless, to say, i’m not entirely satisfied by it, but yes i have to move on with the rest of life (like nm2220 assignments).
Note to SELF(lol, pun!) – Keep Ideas Simple Stupid Shane.
Will edit after the class comments on it.