Fall is the Artist
September 25, 2010 Leave a comment
I dug out this photograph of a (Rowan?) tree that I captured while in the Lake District a few Decembers ago, as I felt it was the perfect image to feature in the artwork. In Photoshop, I experimented with layer styles to achieve a “weathered” look that I thought conjured an Autumnal feel.
A quick Google search produced the perfect short quotation, which I wrote out in Italics (using black ink), scanned, and incorporated into the artwork. I coloured the word “Autumn” white, and applied a subtle drop-shadow to it. I then used the colour-picker in Photoshop to sample the tree’s red berries, and applied that colour to the quotation to tie the words and image together. A transparent gradient at the bottom of the image allows the calligraphy to stand out. A scattering of autumn-shaded leaves in the foreground completes the image.
Only thing is, now that I’ve covered Autumn, I feel committed to creating a further three pieces of artwork to complete the seasonal set. Watch out for Winter, Spring and Summer appearing sometime within the next 12 months.