As the school year has been the most fatiguing one in many a year, because of increased class size (and immaturity of the students), instead of a brand new Christmas image, I revamped the 1904 World's Fair into a holiday scene. Little did I know that it would have been easier to start from square one. Design-wise, I changed a few things about the piece but wanted to keep it faithful to the original and to history. I added snow, toned down the color, revamped the sky and put graland and wreaths her and there. The tasking part of the piece was taking all the flowers I had in the foreground and adding conifers and decorations, I tried to mmake it more holiday-ish. As a last thought, I added candy cane-like images over the poles and painted garland around the robes.
People-wise, I took the other couple out and added larger figures in the foreground, in the same flavor as older cards. They are not the same people, but they are close. Their position was essential to better the composition. The real image is over 3500 pixels wide. Again, I I exclusively used the digital airbrush tool in Painter 9.
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