I am pleased that you like them so much. Yeah I really peaked recently with my efficiency of producing the Kaleidos in the past recent weeks. So much so, that, I have needed to dial it back a bit. So yes, to answer your question, my process has been quite an evolution for sure. It all started when I was learning about the filter effects on the graphics program that i use called "GIMP". The very first Kaleido I made was a manipulation of an original art piece I created:
Which was used to create this:
I kinda wonder what kept me on these kaleidos, but I kept using my digital works to generate them. Then I photographed my traditional art, and incorporated them as well...
This went on for a while, then I made a breakthrough discovery about the very nature of Kaleidos.
I just Love the Phenomena of "pareidolia".
Definition: The perception of apparently significant patterns or recognizable
images, especially faces, in random or accidental arrangements of shapes and lines.
Kaleidos are great resources of "ready made" compositions with remarkable and striking occurrence in creating faces. This must be, I concluded, due to the natural relationships of things like faces (animal, humanoid, angelic, alien and demonic) to aspects of
One of my first and most valuable examples of my use of pareidolia in composing art is a simple pattern that I drew:
Using this image I generated a kaleido:
"Under the Thunder"
Where I found a trio of totemic faces (top, middle)
That I interpreted as, (from the top), a fox, an owl, and a buffalo.
After which, I found faces within to complete the totem:
And, as you can see, so many works evolved from this!
I would love to thank you and share appreciation for whoever has taken the time to read and see this experience together with me here on DeviantArt, Warmest regards and welcome any shares or comments from our community.
meso-mhyrr, or starryn8 (aka)