Floral Ornament, is a poster designed for a boutique florist. It is an abstract representation of music, emotion and color. The inspiration came from the Japanese art of flower arrangement “Ikebana”. Various flower stock imagery were manipulated and blended together to create the overall arrangement with extra abstract geometry to add interest. The challenge was to arrange, manipulate and combine the vibrantly colored flowers so that they compliment each other rather than compete.
Once various stock images were selected, random segments were cut out and arranged to create interest and structure on the canvas. Several arrangements using different flowers and segments were experimented before settling. Once the overall structure and arrangement had been decided the next step in the process was to define the order of each flower. Which one goes in the front? Which are primary and secondary?
A considerable amount of time was spent masking each flower segment to minimize loss of detail. Imperfections and foreign objects were removed and cleaned up to ensure each flower is flawless.
Once each segment had been masked and cleaned up the next process was to overlay a high pass filter to apply a sharp and detailed look to each flower.
To minimize the excess of color distractions, the petals of certain flowers were manipulated and tweaked.
The orchids petal was manually painted with white to create the smooth surface. This process neutralized extra detail and further helped allow each flower to blend together.
We normally envision flowers to be sitting inside a vase or a pot so, not having a base for the flowers made the artwork look unnatural. A solid textured marble core was created to balance the image out. The texture used for the base was an inverted photo of a lake.
Overall, although many different flowers and objects were used they each blended together to consistently create an arrangement that was both interesting and beautiful.