Sunday, 14 November 2010

Mushroom Forest Mark II

After (tutor)Phil's feedback and a discussion with (photoshop) Phil in class, I did a bit of thinking about the previous mushroom forest.  The main problem with the previous pic was the ground looked sterile, and as a result the mushrooms looked "placed".  At the same time, the forest wouldn't work as an ecosystem, as fungi cannot photosynthesise, but live on decaying plant matter.
My stroke of inspiration was to fix both problems by turning a real forest upside down;  plants as a sort of undergrowth with mushrooms growing up through it.

This also gives me a chance to add to the sense of scale by using recognisible elements (like the ivy climbing the foreground mushrooms)

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