I wanted to share some pieces with you, that I completed about a year ago. I was having a dabble with photo manipulations and also rendering my own models. I really enjoyed doing them but it is very time consuming and I was never completely happy about working with stock photographs. It just felt as though I did not have complete ownership over the finished work. Anyway They are just for fun and here they are. Click on an image to get information on stock images.
Sentinels was the first manipulation that I did. The most challenging thing I found with this piece was the shadows. They did not exist in the original shots and had to be created from scratch. Also getting objects to look as though they belong in a scene can be quite challenging. To start with the sentinels looked like they had been cut out of a magazine and glued onto the background. A very enjoyable job though and I think it turned out to be quite cool.
Visions was an idea that I had after I had created Sentinels. I loved the baren wasteland feel to it and the feeling that it had not always been that way, that some disaster had killed everything that once lived there. Visions was an extention of that thought I suppose. The view in the picture frame is a glimpse at what the landscape used to look like before. Before what, is up to the person looking at it but in my mind, it was those pesky humans at the root of it.
The getaway is simply a scene from one of the worlds that I drift off to every now and then. One day I will write a story about this world. There are fragments of it floating around in my head most of the time, they just need to be fitted together. This manipulation is probably my favourite. I really like the solitude not to menion the ridiculousness of it.
The dock is a follow up to The getaway and took the longest to complete. The dock itself was an absolute nightmare to mask and to get it to look part of the whole piece. Considering that it took so long, I am still not overly happy with this one. I guess that is how it goes sometimes.
The Corvus Zepp is a 3d model that I rendered from scratch. It took about 3 weeks to complete as I was learning to use the modeling software while I was creating it. I originaly created it to go into another manipulation but that is still a work in progress and has been on the back burner for some time now. I wanted to show off my creation though, so made up this Steam punk style advert for it. If you have never heard of steam punk, google it and check out some of the amazing worlds and contraptions as well as characters that have been created in this genre. I can’t get enough!
So there they are, for your delectation. I hope you enjoy looking as them as much as I did creating them.