Santa brought a pink princess tent to Harleigh for Christmas. Today, while watching the movie Coraline, I realized it looked a little like Mr. Bobinsky’s big top. So, I brought the lights and camera, and Harleigh brought the action.
It became clear early on I wasn’t going to recreate the movie’s look and feel. Instead, I opted for something creepy with a warm tone.
I used “Star Effects” from Topaz Labs to make the Christmas lights more dominant but I wasn’t satisfied until I applied Alien Skin’s “Snap Art 4” for the pastel on canvas look.
This was the scene that inspired my work.