Black Planet

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I originally made this illustration with the intention of creating an animated GIF. I was inspired by the song/music video to Black Planet (by The Sisters of Mercy) and wanted this image to seem very sinister and post-apocalyptic.

I used a purple overlay to make the colors more saturated and cohesive, and then amplified the contrast with the levels tool. I also pumped up the reds in the midtones to get rid of the sort of dusty, monochromatic look it had in the beginning. I'd love any other suggestions for how to make it more dynamic (illustration OR color wise)!

Before:

Black Planet - image 1 - student project

After:

Black Planet - image 2 - student project