"CHINATOWN" WATERCOLOR + 35MM FILM COMPOSITE

 Painted with Sakura watercolors

Painted with Sakura watercolors

The challenge of creating a piece like this is the incredible amount of detail that you need to convey in order to capture the weight and density of the original image. The 'aura' of Chinatown is difficult to describe but can be surmised by chaotic lines and color. Here I painted a rough watercolor plate which i composited with the original image, using selective blending and masking to summon chaos when appropriate.

 f8, 1/250, Portra 400

f8, 1/250, Portra 400

Materials Used

Camera: Canon AE-1

Film Stock: Kodak Portra 400

Watercolors: Sakura

Compositor: Adobe Photoshop CC 18

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