Circadian Contraptions Day 102

Combining what I’ve already learned with a new tutorial on the splatters and some advanced layerstacking, I’ve come up with this little diddle here. I like the wild quality it has, the chaos if you will.

 
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Circadian Contraption Day 101

Originally I think 101 stands for year 1, class 1, basically meaning starting at the basics. That’s what I did today when I tried out the 3d options that Photoshop offers. I’m not entirely happy with it yet. there is a “plane” behind the 3d objects that i think is the original outline of the letter. Also, the I is too deep when compared to the other letters. But for now this will do.

 
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Circadian Contraptions Day 99 and 100

It’s time for a late night, double feature, picture show. Which is a fancy way of saying that I completely forget yesterday and making up for it today. Both picture today are animal oriented, although one is a lot clearer than the other in that respect. I took a picture of my sisters young kitten and used my new program Lightroom to make it visually more interesting (and cute!).

For the other contraption i took a single butterfly wing who’s picture I took at Hortus in Leiden, and tried to make an interesting abstract from it.

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Circadian Contraptions Day 98

A couple of days ago I used a picture of a flower I made in Roos Wijnen her garden last summer. It inspired me to do a bit more with it, but I also wanted to keep the original as a comparison for how much it changed. Using a layer mask with agradient, smart objects and the raw camera filter i think I managed to get quite a nice result.

 
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Circadian Contraptions Day 97

Yesterday someone commented that i should do something with Dr Who in it. Now I happened to have this Sonic Spork lying around (as apposed to his Sonic Screwdriver), which i decided to have some fun with. So I’ll leave you with this question, what would be the better digging device?

 
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Circadian Contraptions day 96

Continuing with the idea of toys in unexpected situations, I’ve dropped a giant figurine in the space between the apartment buildings here. The lighting is not 100% in order on both, but i think i got most of it fixed so that it doesn’t look too out of place.

 
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Circadian Contraptions day 95

Valentine is upon us, and when looking for inspiration on what to draw today its not long before you come to the “hearts” and “roses”. Not one to look a gift horse in the mouth, I set forth to do thus, but with a little bit of what I hope is a unique and interesting twist. The rose picture was taken last summer, the heart drawn today, and both combined give the following result:

 
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Circadian Contraptions Day 94

It’s been snowing here, and although I do not care much for snow when traveling, it is very pretty. Today’s contraption was a picture taken from my balcony, which i then made a lot starker in contrast en finally using the outlines made in to the result shown here.

 
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Circadian Contraptions Day 93

Keeping with the theme of last night, I decided to work some more on the picture of Saffron. The dark background is not photoshopped, but actually just an empty black trashcan to get the proper setting effect.

 
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Circadian Contraptions Day 92

I’ve always been a little bit intrigued by vector images. If done well, they look awesome, but when you zoom in just a bit too far, they get an abstract quality to them. On one hand there’s a bunch of squiggly lines and areas that are seemingly disconnected and seem to hold no relation with the original picture, yet all of those together still portray so much more.

Today’s contraption is a photograph taken of a miniature from Firefly, a girl called Saffron. The picture was imported into photoshop, cleaned up, moved over to illustrator, added the live trace for the vector effect, and back to photoshop for the finishing touch.

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