Napoléon Bonaparte riding a cow? (part 3 of 3)

Sorry for the late post: been so busy with work: time just flew by.

Now comes the background completion. As I stated earlier because the image was to be used in multiple applications: bus shelters, posters, etc, it made the file huge!

Complicated by the fact that I was emulating the painter style of Jacques-Louis David, therefore it was a time grabber.

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That was way too many brush stokes… . Even if I had a brush in Painter that was close to what I wanted to execute the look I wanted: there was a lot of tweaking and back and forth. Because this project required some likeness to the original painting came the task of revisiting all that I had painted/colour blocking so far and retouching almost all the painting with brushstrokes to keep the entire image consistent.

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Because the illustration was going to be seen unclose, creating the illusion of being an actual painting: I added, varnish cracks, canvas textures and yellowing of old varnish is some areas to give the image that illusion of being an old painting.

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With a bit of manipulation in Photoshop, it gave it a cool touch.

Finally it’s done; it was a challenge from many aspects not to mention the sheer size of the image: at the end the clients were happy and so was I.

Just a few grabs of some of the details of the painting.

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