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By Layers

The challenge prompt was "Onion - Schichtenweise". I still love the quote that ogres are like onions because they have layers; for the image I leaned towards the German prompt part "by layers", and my result was this nondescript everyday person showing how intricately layered like onions (or maybe parfaits) they are, like everybody is. I liked using the Dissolve layer effect which I recently discovered for myself, although it usually shows up differently on screen than it does in print, and differently again while zooming.

I absent-mindedly complained to my significant other that I missed doing challenges because I hadn't gotten around to any in '23. He was happy to provide me with a multi-lingual list of prompts the likes of which I hadn't seen before and gave me a schedule until the end of year I couldn't possibly keep - who has time for art during the winter holidays when there are games that need playing and way too much food to think creatively?
These are my results. I decided before that I wanted to start working with a more reduced and clearer style than my usual paintings; I would love to get into editorial illustrations. I worked in Photoshop, Painter, and Rebelle; leaving out trad tools to speed things up.

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