This project began as a digital painting with limited restrictions on the subject selection, as long as it was painted entirely in Adobe Photoshop. This project was then reworked into an image manipulation.
For this project, I wanted to create a scene displaying a powerful subject, featuring high contrasting colors. The original painting had a composition focused on the golden ratio. The painting focused on a dragon’s silhouette contrasted against a bright, glowing, orange sun over a forest and medieval village. The painting was later transformed into a photo manipulation to fit into my portfolio. With the photo manipulation, I wanted to change the composition while keeping the subject relatively unaltered. The perspective of looking up toward the sky was to increase the powerful appearance of the dragon.