Been working on the Rodeo rider image and the fires of hell are spreading. Here is an updated image. There are several other elements on the canvas, including a story, that I have turned off so you can work on the background. Yes, you heard me right, there is a story in this painting. Funny thing, when I first decided to create this picture for a friend, I got the idea to create a short story to go with the image. At the time, I had painted the image on canvas with acrylic paint, intending to create a print with the story included. Unfortunately, I was not as happy with the painting as I wanted to be and could not figure out or afford to get a print made the way I wanted. Now that I am doing the image digitally, pow, I can put the story into the image. I will be curious as to how well it will print. For now, the story is on a layer I have turned off. The story and the painting will both be titled “Rodeo”.
Interesting note: I also intended to create t-shirts with the original image and story on them. I actually managed to have one made after I got the copyrights back. Whether I will try with the new version will depend on response to the final painting.