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February 21, 2004
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Wha-Cha-Lookin-At? by zachlost Wha-Cha-Lookin-At? by zachlost
(whoops just had a blonde moment) :: TAKE 2

It's been a great over cast Saturday in lovely Melbourne. Spent the arvo + most of the night fiddling around with this one.

Just another manipulation of (poor ol') Dan's stock images
[ LINK ]

Once again i worked from his existing pose/lighting and went from there. I wanted to do some mucking around with skin textures and create this metallic kinda feel - but i realised how much of effort it would be to actually do that from a manip (and much faster from scratch). So this is my mock tribute to ... er ...
:: TRON/Matrix/(Disney's)Atlantis and whatever ;)

(I have issues with the general lighting, and choice of colour on the skin.)

Tools :: Photoshop | Tablet
Time :: 6-8 hours off and on

"the devil is in the detail" - take a full view to check out the patterns on his skin

comments | crits | first born children - all welcomed
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distendasi Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2005
Your work is really great! I love this. I think it's more "empty" feeling being black and white. The detail on the body is amazing!
Kind of reminds me of some posters my husband has of the anime 'Ghost in the Shell'. Have you seen the manga or the anime, I think its even a video game now. Here are a few images from the anime
AshTonic Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2005
thats so awsome! i love that layout on his skin... maybe a few parts where it sort of glow's would look cool? also maybe something in the backround? like a factory or computer lab? looks really cool though!!
ricky-mc-me Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2004   Photographer
I really like the effect you've given the pic.
ofelia Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2004
goooood work!
Rabendashi Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2004
That's amazing, I don't know how long you put into this but I'm surprised you're not charging people admission...
raphi-kun Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2004
looks gorgeous!
devcandy Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2004
Wow! This is very pretty. :+favlove:

I'm sorry, I tried to find something I could advise on. I really did, but you really made all the lines go with the contours of the body, the most common photo-manipulation problem I notice. (And one I'm guilty of when I try to do a representative photo-manipulation.)

It's amazing!
zachlost Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2004
thanks for the positive compliments.

the lines-on-the-contours-thing is also a pet hate of mine,, not a lot of people seem to understand scale or "wrapping" or textures on surfaces when doing a manip.
the other thing is to also match the shadows and highlights - but i guess you already knew that.

my more recent work-in-prog has a similar feel to it, in terms of texturing of the surface. i'm dabbling in cyborg/androids - enjoy!
devcandy Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2004
Very cool.

I [i]know[/i] that, which is a very different thing from being able to [i]do[/i] it. It's very difficult for me. :giggle: However, I don't really try to pass off any of my manips as much more than me trying to learn. In either case, my manips are generally in the vein of: "Wow, amorphous blobs of color!"

Sounds good, and your gallery looks good. Time for... :+devwatch:
oswaldyves Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2004
Matrix touch, I like it, love how the person is with the tatoos and the colors, good manip, respect :headbang:
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