What if you could have a gorgeous outdoor scene in your home?
Well, that’s exactly what photographer Michael Stoppani has done, using his iPhone app to create stunning outdoor scenes using the Apple Pencil.
Here are his tips to make that happen.1.
Create an outdoor scene.
For this one, Stoppian uses a simple landscape design to create an outdoor space that he describes as “a natural environment with a lot of space.”
It’s also very reminiscent of the iconic “Villa in the Sky” by David Bowie.2.
Layer in color.
For the best effect, create a layer of color to give the scene a “pop.”
Here, he’s adding an array of vibrant, vivid colors to make the scene feel like it’s being surrounded by an ever-changing, colorful sky.3.
Use an effect.
Stoppians “color wheel” lets you apply various effects to the photo.
Here, Stappian uses “fade and fade,” a method he calls “a bit of a throwback to the way my grandfather used to paint.”
In addition, he uses a “paint by hand” technique to create the effect.4.
Add more layers.
After you’ve created the effect, you can layer the scene with other elements to create a more layered effect.
Here Stoppanian uses a piece of paper and a piece a “hanging tree” as a backdrop.5.
Add some light.
“If you have a piece with a few light bulbs hanging on it, it adds a bit of contrast to the scene,” he said.6.
Use a mirror.
You can also use a mirror to add a bit more dimension to the outdoor scene, by adding “a little bit of reflection.”
Here’s Stoppan’s full tutorial video:If you want to try out Stoppi’s DIY outdoor scene on your own, head to his website to see what he has planned for you.
Stoppian’s “Vampiric” outdoor scene: