Still mucking about with fake sunrays in photoshop, am I getting any better? Asides from the fake rays I also used a second image change up the grass on the creek side so it wasn't the same anymore since the original had a bunch of underwater grass and such that wasn't very aesthetic.
For poops and giggles I uploaded a before and after image here where you can see the original photo and the final: [link]
Ok, the idea for this project came to me when searching through my collection of images and finding this famous image by M.C.Escher. He's well known for these works of perspective. I decided it would be fun to apply a "Blame!" theme to it. Little did I know when I first started Toha Industries was actually like this, so that just made the whole image sweeter. Anyway yeah, only took something like 20 hours to do > _<, and it only has 72 layers . It doesn't have as much detail as I would like, but i'm getting to that point where I just wanna push it out and don't wanna spend more time on detail. I suppose I should explain the lack of faces, well there's two reasons: 1) I cannot draw faces, especially really small ones. 2) Escher's work didn't have faces . And also as a side note, this is my first CG image with my new imprint on it signifying it is mine. the Kanji in the middle is 'Ookami' = Wolf (BTW my initial's are TWS ).
I'll end this by dedicating this to the Blame! Fan Club to which I am now a member of.
(c) Characters - Tsutomu Nnihei
(c) General Background Idea - M.C.Escher
(c) Art - Me
I'm not sure what I can say about this, but maybe by pointing out the key elements you can get the sense of rainy day blues that I get.
I love how the wind in the flags tells you it's stormy, or the mist in the mountains that for now there is no outside world.
The stars and moons on the tents makes you believe the carnival is a magical place, but the powerlines in the background remind you you're still in reality.
The hooded man walks through the rain, leaving ripples in his wake.
And finally the ferris wheel giving you a sense of scale, letting you know there's a lot more around than what you can see.
Enough of the clues, this was shot early in the morning on the first day of the 107th IPE in armstrong, it was raining quite a bit and nothing was open yet. So not too many people crowded it's muddy streets.
Shot on my Pentax SPII, on kodak BW 400. BTW, advice for anyone exploring BW film. Stick to ilford, may be more expensive, but it certainly is a lot more true to BW, where as this kodak was very grey, and not as sensitive to contrast as the ilford is.