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A mixed up collage by LaFoxtriel A mixed up collage by LaFoxtriel
Maxine Caulfield and Chloe Price from Life is Strange video game.
Tool: Paint tool SAI

I really like how Life is Strange game played with Chaos theory: its plot starts with Max noticing a butterfly and then we (players) are warned about an upcoming tornado. I played only 1st episode but I know that everything going to be hellish like. All what Max does or doesn't do, says or doesn't say accumulates (just like as a huge snowball) to be blown up into a mess. Chaos.

This collage (and I hope it does look like a collage) is an illustration of my personal impression of the game and its characters. Chloe's attitude seems to be sharp and wild while Max's one is quiet and calm. But I'm sure that such impression is deceptive - Max has a great inner strength and Chloe is a caring person. That's why warm toned background is for Max and cold one is for Chloe. Now I'm not sure if it is true or not, I read somewhere that there is a safely spot just in the heart of a tornado. There are also a street wall behind Chloe and just a blue sky behind Max to frame them. What I want to say is that the background and its color theme are planned to show Max's and Chloe' personalities.
Initially all butterflies (except one on their faces) were supposed to be 'real' like but due to size difference only the biggest butterfly was drawn like 'real'. After I changed initial intentions I let idea to develop. So next butterfly ended both in above and in the whirlwind photo layers. The butterfly on the left bottom corner became not a part of the sunset photo but went under the layer. The smallest butterfly is like to be drawn with a pen on both the paper and the photo.
There is a gif version (step by step). It is made in the reversed chronological order because to reverse time is an important part of the game process.
output lXsmib by LaFoxtriel

I know that if I have drawn girls not cut on half this picture may have looked less weird, but a collage-like picture was my plan from the beginning. Unfortunately, I'm not an experienced Photoshop user so even simple things like color adjustment or Liquify filter are hard for me to manage with. I hope you will enjoy the picture how it is.
LeafPsycho Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully done!
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April 10
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