continuation of my development sketchbook.
here is a charcoal sketch of a skull and a self portrait which in the next few images you will see to be morphed together.
this has been used with ‘overlay’ taken from the layers option. It has given the image a gothic feel to it as the charcoal lines look like they are dark scratches across the face and the overall portrait pose looks demonic.
the above images have been created using the beloved gradient map tool. Gr -1 is in a complete contrast to the gothic outcome above of the overlay example and instead has a white which glow around the portrait. I do like the abstract look around the hair completely covering the face as though to shadow the woman. Gr -2 makes the portrait look as though she is set a light in flames; a nice effect but the colours are very bright and too overpowering.