Condemned

I doubt I'll post more photo manipulation WIP, but since I saved all my progress versions of this one, I'll share the process with you.

First I cut my figure from the original photo which was taken in my bathroom (the only room in the house with proper light). The hair extracting was the biggest problem, as none of the techniques from popular tutorials worked on this photo, due to complex background. I should buy a white cloth for background.
Condemned WIP 01

I added two more photos, skull and brain. Trivia: the brain belongs to Charles Babbage, photo taken at the London Science Museum.
Condemned WIP 02
It's obvious brain photo is not really of desired quality...

...so I painted over it. I tried to follow the pattern of the photo beneath, but to add some new details as well (I googled for some references). I also desaturated the body photo.
Condemned WIP 03

Added a pair of bat wings — now this was harder than I thought, because I had no idea how it would look in reality — I mean the shoulder blade, and that anatomical stuff. This was the best I could do without making myself look like Quasimodo.
I also arranged some kind of background with paper and canvas textures.
Condemned WIP 04

I decided on the fiery background, so I assembled the fire from a few photos, and painted some parts.
I also tried to make a realistic brand (I found a tutorial on this, but some steps were not giving the right results, so I improvised).
Condemned WIP 05

I decided on the red hair, so I painted it in a few reddish shades, but added some of the original hair texture so that it doesn't stand out too much from the rest. I added a paper texture on top of everything because I just like textures.
Finished work can be seen here, and here's a few details at 50% size:
Condemned WIP 05


Comments

Silventus

molim te,misli na malu djecu !!!!

nelchee

mala djeca ne bi smjela imati slobodan pristup Internetu :)

Anant

tHIS IS Amazing!!! i just love this.....

Aelyn

I was hoping you'd post something like this here. It really is amazing, and I can see the effort that went into making the final piece.

nelchee

Thank you! I'm very glad to hear that :)

KLonZ

Awsome!;) Samo kosturska glava ima nekak sjebani nos, pa cudno izgleda

Yiannis

You have done a very nice work!! the way you show the steps are very clear too! I think that the symbol on her body ruins the composition somehow.

Ooh-rosa

po mom misljenju jedan od tvojih najboljih radova ;)
mozda bi bio jos malcice bolji da je ostao u tim tamno smeđim tonovima, ali to sam samo ja :D

kako si izvela ovo sa srpom i cekicem?

nelchee

sorry na kasnom odgovoru.. iskreno ne sjećam se baš točno, mislim da je znak (u crvenoj boji) stavljen na multiply. i ako se ne varam još jedan takav samo crni na color burn.. malo se poigraš sa opacity, trebalo bi tako nešto ispasti. postoji neki tutorial za to, ali znam da nisam bila baš zadovoljna njime.

hvala :)