Ever since I made the 5800 pixel wide design for my homepage
, I wanted to do a sequel that would extend the original concept. Apart from being portrait-oriented instead of landscape, I wanted this piece to retain the original colours of each image as well as include a lot more ladies
Actually, there is one lady per scene, except the final one where I couldn't find any matching stock.
Done entirely in Photoshop, with 144 layers in two separate files for a total of 80 Mb. Including cutout work the whole piece took about 38 hours to complete, and sports an original size of 1147x10225 pixels.
I used a total of 22 stock images. Here is the complete breakdown by scene (from top to bottom):
Scene 1 "The tree of origin"
Tree: from my personal photo collection
Lady: Pink dress preview 1
Ruins: The Night stairs 3
Scene 2 "Sundrowned vines"
Doorway: Large door 1
Landscape: Stock 1
Lady: Back in black 6
Scene 3 "Burning beauty"
Stained glass window: sithean-stock258
Corridor with columns: Stock : Courtyard3
Scene 4 "Pale innocence"
Scene 5 "Nordic summer fashion"
Ruins: The stone corridor
Lady: Fasten your seatbelt 32
Scene 6 "Gate to Semarilla"
Doorway: The Door to nowhere
Socrate's head: b11
Forest: Foggy Park O7
Scene 7 "The drop"
Lady: Girl in Green Stock 10
Forest: from my personal photo collection
Scene 8 "Meditation"
Doorway: The Doorway 2
Lady: Red 11
Scene 9 "Beyond the waves"
Ruins: Flint castle 1
Beach: from my personal photo collection