*Blocks hewn from a lava flow
Obsidian by the sea
Stacked high soon makes a tower grow
Much to the sorcerer’s glee
The sorcerer sets his magic orb
Atop the towers crown
From it the sky shall soon absorb
Colors that will astound
Within the tower, sorcerer dwells
Seeks to rid sky of blues
The sky projector casts his spell
Paints sky with many hues*
This is a multimedia digital artwork that was inspired by a wonderful sunset I had the pleasure to observe. I wanted to put a magical spin on the artwork, that was as magical as the sunset… thus, the Sky Projector. The sky projector in the sorcerer’s tower that is hewn from the blocks of volcanic obsidian that reached the coastline through lava tubes. With the sky projector, the wizard conjures and projects magical sunsets to the sky for all to enjoy.
The artwork has a bit of everything. The tower was created in Incendia using 3 diffraction maps that I created from scratch in Photoshop. The texture for the tower was also created in Photoshop for use in Incendia. The pillowed lava that the tower sits on is also a fractal created in Incendia using yet another diffraction map I created from scratch in Photoshop. The background sky and ocean were created in Photoshop using part of one of my own photos. Additional details were hand painted in Photoshop, such as the rock shadows on the water, and the door and step to the tower.
The original is 4800 × 4800 pixels at 300 pixels per inch. I have included a few detail cutaways below so you can see the detail. The detail cutaways are at 33% of the original size of the artwork.