Momo/Lorella being bothered by a curlew.
Really nice render. I love these cartoonish style and I would like to know, how you get the “painted” effect in your picture? Photoshop/Gimp? Which filter?
Thank you. I used a background here (by Sveva). When using backgrounds I choose mainly for composition and overall color but chose this one especially for the dark area under the figure so I didn’t have to worry about shadow catching or finding a log or mushroom for her to sit on.
For postwork I didn’t use filters, but levels, color balance and variations in Photoshop to be sure she, her clothes, hair and the curlew blended well with the background. I don’t think Sveva used filters on the background either, at least a painterly one. Perhaps something for the water, but it looks like layering with some blurring and stuff. The messy nature of the plants she used and the messy hair I used add to the look I guess. Also some exaggeration with the coloring gives it a ‘cartoony’ nature.