keywords for this image:aliens, end of the world , fire, alien invasion, science fiction, snake, spaceship, surrealism, ufo, venus, fantasy, larry butterworth, checkerboard, manicured bushes, damsel in distress, strange creatures, otherworldlyI saw some manicured bushes as I was walking one day and took some shots of them, they looked animated to me, some gardener landscaper had given them haircuts and made them stylized. I wanted to do something with it so I developed a sort of old forties B-movie scenario with the bushes being the invaders from outer space and a fallen damsel. Anyway I had a barrel of fun doing it. Thanks for looking and have great New Year.
The bush image had some hue and saturation done to it and was sized and duplicated and set in rows of six then that layer was duplicated as many times as necessary, all rows were scaled to a perspective. The flames were made with brushes and blended and dropped on separate layers and scaled. The floor was an original photo/perspective to fit. Dropshadows of the bushes were put in. The female is clip art which is blended to the floor. The space ship was added and the spot lights were drawn and colored.