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Centurial

Thanks for another inspiring class, Evgeniya! It's been a long time since I played around in Photoshop so much. I know this piece is a bit dense, but I'm mostly pleased with how it came out. Unfortunately the clock centerpiece was much lower in quality than the other assets - I hope it's not too noticeable. I chose the name 'Centurial' because the fossil, the clock, the banding of the wood all suggest the slow creep of time.

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The large fossil illustration was definitely my favorite part of the piece - the subtle shading and cracks in the fossil were rendered so beautifully. I think it's visually interesting even without any of the other elements, just the border. 


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I also loved the plant cell structure outline - I turned it into a Photoshop brush and will definitely use it for other projects. It think it looks interesting juxtaposed with the fossil, especially in a bright color like pink.

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Sources: 

A history of British fossil reptiles, London :Cassell & company limited,1849-1884, used under CC BY 2.0 

The Turners Manualused under CC BY 2.0 

Botanisk tidsskrift, København,Dansk botanisk foreningused under CC BY 2.0 

Schenk 1758, used under CC BY 2.0 

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