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How I Made: Alive

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How I Made, by Mark White
February 7, 2017

Discover how Martin Grohs used Photoshop to paint this Zodiac-inspired artwork

1. Composition and colour

I used gold and yellow colours to contrast with the blue, lifeless background. Because the portrait is the focus, I used a composition that draws viewers to the centre of the image.

2. Add details

I’m a detail lover. In each of my works you will find many different elements that fascinate the viewer. They make the image what it is and with these you can add a lot of meanings.

3. Light and shadow

Correct lights and shadows make an image more authentic. When done accurately, they give it a high-quality and professional look. This makes the difference between a good digital painting and an awesome one.