This is another dark image, though I find that fitting of Las Vegas. Three years ago we drove from Santa Ana to the city of sin. We played the penny slots, looked up at tall glowing buildings, and lost ourselves, but not each other, under a permanent blue sky. We also took photos and used the bathroom (as evident below).
I like drawing mirrors. This is the final 16″x20″ though I may brighten up the ladies’ faces. I hope the purples and the tone of this image isn’t romantic. I’d prefer it to be a bit unsettling and mysterious.
Although the image below is meant to show the process, I actually created it after the fact. I think it gives a sense of the layers.
Most of the line drawing is below. I forgot to copy the lamp layer before I added color.
I altered the original photo’s brightness/contrast and saturation to get this darker version. I used these lines to create the shapes of the eyes.