This is a design I am working on. It’s from a photograph of a flamingo that I took a couple of years ago.
I duplicated the flamingo and placed it behind the original and then added the ripples to give the effect of it standing in water. I made the image a few days ago and haven’t looked at it since.
I like repetition in design, so the idea still grabs me but now that I look at it, the image itself seems a bit heavy handed. The black outline, the violent (yes, violent) colours – I feel like I should tone it back. What do you think? What would you do?