Tuesday, 29 March 2022

Film Noir - Not!

What is Film Noir? 

According to dictionary.com, Film Noir is defined as a motion picture with an often grim urban setting, photographed in sombre tones and permeated by a feeling of disillusionment, pessimism, and despair.

I read that after I created the following picture, which I was going to title, Film Noir. But, having now read the above description, I am left with no choice but to give this image the title, Noir, which is French for black. Obviously, I couldn't let my hard work go to waste or be mistitled, so let me present to you:

Noir. 😁

Hopefully, next time I'll create an image in the corresponding style to match Image Noir, instead of Film Noir. Does Image Noir exist? A quick check on Google makes me realise that a Noir Image is a thing, so I wasn't too far out after all. Who would have guessed?

The above was created in Clip Studio Paint by importing a photograph, creating a new layer above, then trying to decide and colour in black and white only. Whilst I know the software can do this automatically, often giving mixed results, it was much more fun to make the decisions myself.

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