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05 May 2008 @ 08:10 pm
Curiouser and Curiouser  

I think that ultimately this one is going to turn out to be too strange even for me. But I nevertheless want to ponder it a while. What do you think?

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Peter Hentgesjbru on May 6th, 2008 01:15 am (UTC)
Interesting texture. It reminds me of an oil painting, the way the layers seem to build on each other.
maruad on May 6th, 2008 01:39 am (UTC)
I was thinking something made from vacuum formed plastic. It is an interesting effect.
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Jeffgalacticvoyeur on May 6th, 2008 01:50 am (UTC)
I was wondering what those filter things in Photoshop were for...
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter eyes onlyfredcritter on June 2nd, 2008 02:35 am (UTC)

And having seen this you now know what one of them does, but youʼre probably still wondering what itʼs for…

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Profgeek/John Purcellprofgeek on May 6th, 2008 02:01 am (UTC)
Most intriguing. It looks so tactile, and I really kinda like the effect. Experimentation can be fun, eh?
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter eyes onlyfredcritter on June 2nd, 2008 02:38 am (UTC)

Glad you like it. As I keep saying, I do … and I donʼt. Very mixed.

“Tactile?” Hey, thatʼs a good word for it, yeah.

Youʼre absolutely correct—experimentation can be tons oʻ fun! (Part of the reason Iʼm so very, very fond of working with this model is that she has pretty much that same sort of outlook about experimentation, plus we share a level of trust that enables me to go ahead and try the various approaches and effects that occur to me without having to worry that sheʼll be annoyed or offended by the outcome. Thatʼs a very rare thing, and I treasure it.)

juliainkuwait on May 6th, 2008 02:18 am (UTC)
With the exception of her hands, I find it interesting. Her hands, I find horrifying.
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter eyes onlyfredcritter on June 2nd, 2008 02:39 am (UTC)

Ohmygosh youʼre right: her hands are indeed horrifying. Kind of maggoty or something. *shudder* Hadnʼt noticed that before. I wonder if I should go back and see whether I can mute that effect.

Haniahaniaw on May 6th, 2008 02:26 am (UTC)
That is so cool. It looks like leather to me. I really like it.
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter eyes onlyfredcritter on June 2nd, 2008 02:39 am (UTC)

Leather. Hmmm. Yeah, I can see that—particularly in the brown and black areas. Glad you like it.

dd-bdd_b on May 6th, 2008 03:22 am (UTC)
The face being completely flat (lacking the synthesized appearance of a texture layer) somewhat bothers me.

And then I'm not sure, overall, if it actually accomplishes anything.
maruad on May 6th, 2008 03:17 pm (UTC)
I do agree the face needs to pop up a bit but it would be fine if it had the same gloss as the hands and feet.

I am not certain it needs to accomplish something. Experimentation can be its own reward. I think it is a bonus if an early attempt achieves anything meaningful but it may be that I have just set my bar low for experiments.
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Teslatesla_aldrich on May 6th, 2008 03:46 am (UTC)
Interesting effect - I like it. I agree with DDB that it needs to carry to her face (that is, I think I may be agreeing with DDB - anyway, it does). Her feet seem to be receding when I would expect them to "pop."
dd-bdd_b on May 6th, 2008 04:02 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's pretty much what I was saying in that part of the message.
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Geof Stonesoarhead on May 6th, 2008 04:02 am (UTC)
To me it has an almost mona lisa-like quality. Yes, I guess its strange, but thats what pops into my head looking at this. Sort of hovering on the boundary between dimensions or something, waiting for something to happen.

I sort of like that the face is a bit fuzzy and indistinct.
Gen IIthe_leewit on May 6th, 2008 04:15 am (UTC)
So do I... it looks consistent with the whole effect, like pieces of the model are drifting away... I find it very affecting.
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Stephen Leighsleigh on May 6th, 2008 12:19 pm (UTC)
Never did like the plastic wrap filter...
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter eyes onlyfredcritter on June 2nd, 2008 02:53 am (UTC)
It seems it has but limited usefulness. Yes.
retoonedretooned on May 6th, 2008 10:21 pm (UTC)
Eeeeee! It's a Hippy Candle!

(It's a pretty candle....)
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter eyes onlyfredcritter on June 2nd, 2008 02:54 am (UTC)

Youʼre just twisted. You know that? Just twisted. A “Hippy Candle” indeed! Humph. Next thing you know, youʼll be trying to tell us that a teddy-bearʼs picnic isnʼt the friendly, cuddly place we all know it to be…

(Glad you think itʼs pretty. I do too.)

Chuckthatguychuck on May 8th, 2008 02:28 am (UTC)
I really like it. Almost entirely.

The face doesn't go with the rest of the theme. If somehow that were done similarly (or shot at a different angle where the face didn't show) I would love it.

In reality, I like the young lady's face. In this picture the lack of continuity is distracting.

Neat picture.
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter eyes onlyfredcritter on June 2nd, 2008 02:55 am (UTC)

Iʼm glad you like it, even if itʼs only almost entirely. As Iʼve now been saying a bunch, I agree that I should have figured out something to do with the face, other than simply removing the plastic-wrap from it. I just donʼt know what, is all.