Aviary personally evokes a certain degree of nostalgic sadness. The scenery is based off of memories of living in Chicago.

There is always a lot of fun in simplifying complex scenes, especially when that simplification involves heavy swaths of near-spot blacks and utilizing gradients to build atmosphere. The green was an unusual personal choice, but it was a fun choice of using a color associated with nature in a heavily constructed environment.

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July 2020 | Adobe Photoshop