The challenge this week is to create an image in the style of SHERRY PARKER
Some elements DeviantScrap -All other elements, BG, textures and brushes my collection.
So here is how I made this image.
I started with this image of an insect from the internet. I wanted this shape and the legs and thought it would be OK to use it because I am going to completely change it. I played around with it using filters until I got a look I liked.
Next I added a head and some wings to start my figure. I also added a texture.
Next I decided I wanted my image to have real arms. I extracted both of the arms from a figure and fitted them onto my bug body. I also added the golden rule image for some interest.
So my next move was to make an abstract shaped body - I wanted to keep the insect legs. I used my shape tool and started drawing overlapping shapes in different colors. I masked out to make the shapes conform to my insect body.
Satisfied with my progress so far I started putting little accents on the insect/figure. I removed the insect parts on the right legs and filled them in. I noticed Parker used patterns so I added a pattern floor. A added another texture over the whole image - multiply 75% opacity and signed my name.
There are 30 layers but the shapes and accent elements are all on separate layers. This was a fun challenge. So different from my work but I learned a lot and will probably make more of these “Parker-like” images.