I am working on a new series “Street Scenes – Digital Art ” for a t-shirt collection. These two paintings are scenes from Montreal. I took into consideration that the paintings were going to be printed on white t-shirts. So the sides of the paintings were edged off and blurred to enable a more organic position of the image on the t-shirt. I will add the t-shirt logo later positioning it at an angle.
Spring in Montreal 2017
I put a lot of focus on the girl with the umbrella, using hyper detail on the umbrella and the flared out jacket. She is further emphasized with the white street line under her feet which clearly indicates the painting’s focus. The background is blurred, with gesture drawings to represent other pedestrians and their movement.
Montreal Street Scene in The Snow
There is more detail throughout this painting because I wanted to have multiple areas of interest. The Bus is a character as well as the two girls chatting as they walk down the street. The overall winter street atmosphere in Montreal is depicted which is a city that does not stop for a snowstorm.
As I continue to explore with new digital design programs I find that I am able to achieve more detail and depth. I am able to create layers of paint as I would with my oil paintings with more details then I could hope to depict in one painting.
The detail in the face of the Lady sitting at the Bistro would not have been possible in a scene this large in an oil painting.