I had a dream the other night of being underwater – typically in these dreams I’d wake up quickly realising I can’t breathe, but in this case I could – which was a bonus. Anyway, this stemmed from that dream.
Is he drowning? Is he trying to say something? Up to you, but it was an image that stuck in my head after my dream. Kind of scary, kind of not. He could just be blowing bubbles.
I promised to someone that I would go further into my technique used on my pictures. This particular piece is very simple, I just wanted to draw it quickly so it was typical brush work straight into Photoshop for me. Very similar to traditional painting techniques, I splashed in a base shape of a dark colour then painted in lighter shades to create the shapes. I put the bubbles and the background on separate layers so I could tweak those as much as necessary without ruining the focal figure.
Hope that helped… in some way!