Week 7

 

So for this gif I just drew a silly face smiling and then I added the eyebrows and eyes doing stuff because I didn’t want it to seem too lazy.  For this piece I redrew every moving part.  I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.  I’ve done gifs using frames in Photoshop and I find it to be a bit clunky if you need to go back and make changes to particular frames.

Before:

After:

The story here is that alien ships have come to Earth and this is what it would look like from my porch.

I really enjoyed doing this piece because it involved a lot of problem solving and experimentation.  I actually started by utilizing an alpha channel to make the selection of the sky and it turned out pretty decent, especially for how daunting this picture seems.  I used a lot of big soft brushes and blending modes.  I spent a lot of time thinking about the way that light works.  I kind of felt like this utilized a bit of everything we’ve learned so far.  One particular problem I ran into was trying to get rid of the highlights on the posts on the bottom right of the photo which I actually solved by going back to week one and using the patch tool.  I kind of just jumped into this project and probably did a bunch of redundant things and I think in the future (with more knowledge of Photoshop), I might be able to do this in a more organized and quicker way.

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