Skill Level Intermediate
- This dreamscape could almost classify as a nightmare, but what it is, is this island, out in the middle of nowhere, with a magical orb being guarded by this strange demon, and the remnants of some previous explorers who tried to conquer this island to get that orb, and some bats that are flying around in a stormy sky, and all this came from, first of all, the imagination. Then, an actual video was used to get these shots of the island. So watching the video, various shots of a beach were composited together, to form that scene that we see here, through screenshots.
And from those, came this. This is somewhere down in the Southwest, and it's just what we call the island, and that rock formation there, becomes the island in the scene. Now, we have things like the storm. It's just from a trip to Europe, and it's a great picture of some storms and so on. From there, we come back here, and we start to see there's a boat. One of the boats that are moored and beached on the side of the island path there. Then we have the other ship that's way off in the background. From that, we needed that actual head of the gargoyle, or whatever it is that's protecting the island, and there's that particular head.
It is, in fact, a gargoyle from some church in Europe. And then have the hands of our guardian, right? We have the hands. So basically, just using an iPhone, two shots of hands were done. And then, finally, we have a little bat. That's taken off the web and all are combined together, to form this overall scene that we see here. There you see the hands, you see the head. Eyes created in Photoshop. The orb is created in Photoshop. There's the ships in the background. There's the beach.
And there's the storm. So, it's just a question of having the idea, and then going through all your files and all your old vacation shots to find the right shots for the particular mood that you want to get. So, it's just a question of having the basic elements, and most important, the basic idea.