It has been suggested I try to expose a solid design from the idea of The Driver being part of the city and trying to fade in.. so I did a little more research into ways that I could do this..
I began by drawing out an LA skyline and colouring it:
I then played with ways that I could integrate him into the city:
Above Two: I shading the shadows of his face thinking he might blend in easier but it just looks far too abstract.
I think I like the second one though. It Is basic and looks good but I can’t see him blending in too great..
Above Two: The left is a very dark image and horrible to look at but I was definitely onto something with having his face in the skyscrapers as it led me to the image on the right. I deliberately distorted the way his face aligned to give the impression of uneven/unsafe fronts.
Above: But I didn’t like a few things about it so changed the heaviness of the face’s visibility and darkness of the background and played with Curves and got ….
Bottom: This one is really nice to look at, I feel. The face is blended in but clear enough to satisfy the LWLies brief and the concept of being part of the city is also reached. I think I will still play around though..