Great work Bogie! The blurring works out great when looking at a close-up off the WIP.
Hmmm...I wonder if you faded the color out more and more on those back layers if that might work as well....even perhaps changing them into a greyscale or something. The blurring works but you might want to give it a whirl if you are up to toying with it. The only thing about he blur that gets to me is that I still try to look at it which forces me to want to squint. Maybe leave the blur but de-tune the colors out so your eye automatically goes to the area you want them to focus on?
Just pitching ideas as they came to me. Good job man, looks great.
Looking great. Love the details! I agree with JAX Gradual de-saturation might be worth a try !??
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