Are you ready to create stunning fantasy portraits? In this course, Karmen will show you how to create beautiful fantasy portraits with an ethereal atmosphere. You'll learn brush techniques, how to create a mood board, and Photoshop tricks that will give your artwork a polished look.
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What is Iceland (for us)? A faraway island surrounded by cold water with freezing winds blowing through, where the sun is a rare guest, while rain, haze & fog are always there. For us who live on the mainland among multiple nations speaking various languages, it's hard to comprehend its primordial centures-old solitude. We've got a feeling that loneliness deeply inhabited each soul of each person living there. This trip became a chance to understand those feelings, dive into new emotions & get to taste them. It's like our life pace slowed down, we stopped for a while to listen for & look deeply inside ourselves, in order to go on having become different people in a way. Our experience found an outcome in these few photos.
It all started 2 years ago when we made an amazing trip to beautiful Iceland. It became an absolutely unique experience full of strong emotions & we attempted to express them in our project. The style & colours were inspired by this stunning country itself.
We wanted to show a very simple visual things in a not ordinary way. We used Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Illustrator. In Photoshop we made colours correction & sometimes images overlaying to achieve slightly surreal effect. Then we joined all images together as a project in Adobe Illustrator.
For us it was a great experience. We got a really positive feedback from many people. For some it was quite a discovery cause they imagined Iceland very differently. And others found it as a very creative photo project. We always try to push our creative field forward to discover new horizons.
By this project we were aiming to remind people to be mindful & see beauty in usual things surrounding us, to realize how breathtaking & unexplored is the world/nature & how we should care & look after it. We are often so carried away by daily routine that we forget to appreciate what we have. We should just step back once in a while & become completely present & aware of beauty & magic around us & enjoy it while we can.