I've been super busy the past week with both work and trying to update my portfolio site. The portrait of Tina Fey I did a while ago started to bother me whenever I would look at it for some reason. Something just seemed off, so I decided to create a new version of it in gouache with some digital techniques added to it. I like this version much more and plan to put it on my portfolio site.
Also, if you haven't heard, the Hunger Games movie came out. Before I went to go see the movie, I planned to read the first book of the series since that's what the movie was based off of and I ended up finishing the first two books of the series while also starting the last book by the time I saw the movie. If you like stories about post apocalyptic dystopian societies or stories on survival, you'll love this book series. Very suspenseful and plays on your emotions quite a lot. In honor of the movie coming out, I created this piece for it:
Originally, I had actual flames behind them, but it seemed very busy. Peeta, the blonde boy, seemed to get lost within the colors of the flames. I did have a lot of fun painting the flames and playing with some digital effects so I thought I would include that version below in case anyone ended up preferring that version. I also Included my original experiment with the flames. It was more of a quick gouache/digital piece that I used to play around with some techniques. To view them larger, just click on them: