“Into the Sunset”

“Into the Sunset” is the third original piece of art issued by @cryptoswatches founder Mike Macfadden (@mjmacfadden). Obtain the full color version by blending the greyscale swatch with the tricolor gradient swatch below.

Into the Sunset Original


Learn more about CryptoSwatch founder @mjmacfadden and his third original piece titled “Into the Sunset.”



About This Piece:

This piece takes inspiration from a number of sources including: “neon sunrise” desktop wallpapers (Google it), desert landscape and vanishing point photography, the movie Tron, and landscape tutorials from the likes of Thomas Brush.

I designed this piece in Photoshop using the polygonal lasso tool to shape the foreground and midground elements. Selecting a color pallet of yellows, oranges, pinks, purples, and blues, I assigned color values accordingly, leveraged blend mode techniques, glow effections, and gradient overlays.

The figure in the road is referenced from a photo on one of my favorite open source stock photo sites: unsplash.com. The finishing touch on this piece involves tweaking settings in the camera raw photo editor to really make the color pop.

If you’d like to learn more about my design process hit me up on Twitter @mjmacfadden.

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