Here are the next few stages of this recent commission. Ii wanted to keep that genuine feel to my image so used the scanned in image of the docks and simply used a scanned in beige as the colour. I liked the contrast between the colourful and bold ship and sea compared to the rustic feel of the docks.
The next step was text, in the past I have cut this out and scanned it in. Although this is interesting, sometimes it doesn’t come across and becomes unclear to read. This time however, I wanted to keep things simple. I simply sketched out the text in a paper cut style and scanned it in and used existing papers to make it bold. From looking at what I’ve done before, I decided to place an almost transparent layer of white over the main image to help the text stand out a lot more.
Although this was now going in the right direction, I still wasn’t happy with the way the word Southampton looked. My initial idea was it to appear as if it was submerged in water, and after looking at it, it just became lost.