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Smoke Waves: A Junior Personal Illustration by Max Mayer (2019)

My inspiration for this piece came from my work on my website banners. I tried reducing my piece into fewer colors, yet still showing shadow and highlights. I wanted the smoke to enclose the character to put the focus on the face. I chose a blue background and warm colors for the face to make the face stand out. I used small strokes to make the texture of the hair and beard. Overall I think this piece was successful, and I had found a larger appreciation for simplifying the colors I use.  Related website
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