Updated: Jan 31
So since my last update I've spent a fair bit of time editing and trying to finish off the write up's. Not going to lie its been hard, so having the odd bit of a creative break helped ease a tiring mind.
Fortunately my partner is also studying his degree, in English. The current topic he's trying to master is poetry, something he never thought his strong-suit. Well by the amount of poems that have called out to me I think he may have been a tad wrong haha!
I have so far completed three pieces with him, this one being my favourite.
To create the overall look I managed to find a DRM free image of of Chiron and Achilles from the Basilica in Herculaneum. I found this on an educational resource site that i still use from time to time.
I then attempted to clear up the image a little, this meant a lot of colour balancing and playing with the levels quite a bit. After some time I finally found the style that would ideally suit the theme that we both discussed in the planning phase. The idea was to try to take a bit of a punk spin on literature and attempt to show that "guess what? working class aint' so dumb"
In order to not remove attention from the words, I changed the image to black and white, after messing with the overall colour balance i finally found tones that complemented each other. Now came the next task of getting such a small Image to stay as a minor focus whilst still managing to convey meaning. So it was decided that overlaying the words on-top of the image as we have previously done, would not be beneficial to this project. In order to capture the full punk F* you Vibe both the words AND the image had to stand out in their own right.
So after some cloning, blending and editing the final piece was done.