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Shelby Bly and Maia Avanti take a selfie while in their shared dorm room before going their separate ways for the summer break. From the Shelby Bly Project.
November 25, 2020
Poser 12, Photoshop CC
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This is a promotional artwork from my in-the-works graphic novel with the working title the Shelby Bly Project. This is considered a non-spoiler artwork (I call “spoilers” anything that hints at what takes place after Chapter 1).
I wanted to create an artwork to show Shelby and Maia as the two best friends that they are. So here they are taking a selfie in their shared college dorm room before each head off on their summer break and the unknown adventures ahead of them. I originally created an artwork like this in 2019 but I’ve made several changes to the characters and dorm room set since then so I thought I would update this artwork with all those changes. I plan on rendering another image from the point of view of the camera phone from this very scene to post on Shelby’s Instagram soon.
I decided to render this scene with depth of field on to put more focus on the two friends and a little less on all the distracting background. I had to do several spot fixes due to my own mistakes but I was thankfully able to stitch everything together in Photoshop. I then used a few Photoshop actions and adjustment layers to fiddle with the colors and contrast then added a rounded creamy border. That’s about it!
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