I wanted to have some fun and let my creativity shine, so I decided to design some colourful splash screens to show off my Photoshop skills. Emphasis was placed on the use of original imagery through photography, vector art and so on, so the creations would be 100% mine. With each of these splash screens, I photographed and clipped items from around the house, blending them to create three different artworks using the theme of overconsumption.
Tower Of Macaron
The first splash screen is based on a ‘Tower of Macaron’ concept and shows an unusual perspective on useless, frippery items being carried away by tractors. There is an element of war and arson contained within the piece, from the toy jet to the matches. All of this is calmed by cake mats, warm colours and decorative floral elements. A cheeky creeper has managed to escape the net!
Fast Fashion Ring
Splash screen #2’s concept is about a ‘fast fashion ring’, also following the overconsumption theme. All of the vector spirographs in the background were made by me in Illustrator using exotic fonts, and the hand with painted fingernails is my own hand, photographed with a tripod and camera timer. In this artwork, I wanted to add harshness and sharp edges, but mitigate the effect by clipping twisted scarves to make the hard edges flow more acceptably to the eye. Using surrealism as an inspiration, the arm floating midair concentrates focus on the ring itself.
The final splash screen depicts overconsumption using the concept of an ‘ultimate cocktail’. Initially, I had many ideas for it, including crystals, floating islands and other items, but due to limitations on photography of objects within my reach in a hurry, I worked mostly with flora, curled ribbons and fish at a local pet shop. The ribbon curling was a development from the twisted scarves in splash screen 2, and I had a lot of fun using different opacity in layers in Photoshop, with lots of pathing and gradient masks. The glass is two glasses merged to make a new shape. Each splash screen took one week to complete.