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Finally, we reach the end of my picspam and, given that today is the first of October, it is an appropriately creepy image. I copied one half of the girl's face and superimposed it, slightly off kilter, over the original then modified the color and texture. Her skin was painted gray to give her a corpse-like pallor and stitching was added at her wrist and neck to suggest a Frankenstein-like origin. I think the greens and pinks in the image provide a nice contrast.
Honestly, if I met this girl walking down the street, I'd probably stare and feel a bit badly for her, but I don't know if I'd think of her as 'ugly.'
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Hah! I love this photomanip and really hope it doesn't offend anyone. I was pleasantly surprised at how well the clown image merged with the image of the Virgin Mary. I tweaked the reds in Mary's tunic and the clown's hair, to match them up a little more, but other than that this image was created mostly through deletion and merging.
I sort of want it on a T-shirt.
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Finally! A pic that I actually like! This was another in the series of photomanips set in the same world as Meta and China's Problem Children. The image is an advertisement for a metahuman musician named Burt Neece, pictured in the image, and his latest album, called Pipedreams. Neece is a kind of Human Torch character so I was really happy with how the image came out.
The male image in this pic is actually a well known American musician. Ten points to anyone who can correctly identify him.
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I like this image, finding it darkly humorous, but couldn't get the lighting right. I thought about adding postcard text to the pic, but decided not to at the last minute. I sort of regret that. I tried manipulating the shadows in this picture, but that didn't work out too well, so left them alone in the end. Also, I did change the background sky from black to off white, but it detracted from the mushroom cloud. Despite the flaws, I like this pic a lot more than the last one.
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The Pollack in the pic title refers to Rachel Pollack, a writer and artist that I have mixed feelings about. Sadly, I don't have mixed feelings re the image: I don't like it. I think it crossed the line from surreal absurdism into the fields of the irritatingly stupid. It feels like there's just too much going on. I hate it, but I'm posting it anyway because I spent a lot of time on it, trying to correct the faults. Pity I failed.
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Another image inspired by a fic that never quite panned out. Set in the same world as the last pic, Meta, this image was another faux magazine-type cover. The story was about the impact young metahumans were having on China and how the Chinese government was reacting.

Pic: Meta!

Sep. 29th, 2009 02:09 am
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Put this image together a few days ago for a story I had in mind inspired by the G20 demonstration in Pittsburgh.
In the story, a Pro-Metahuman march in Pittsburgh degenerates into a riot. I got about three pages in before the story fizzled. My writing muse seems to have gone on holiday.
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Another photoshopped image. I'm rather pleased with the way this one came out. I just wish it could have been bigger without losing some of the resolution.
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I've been bitten by the photoshopping bug again and, bored, created the above image.
Actually, in retrospect, I think Katy Perry wouldn't make a bad Carmen San Diego. What do y'all think?
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Inspired by a post over at the Marvel Kink Meme. I'm rather pleased with how the image came out, even if the Cannonball model does look a little haggard. What do y'all think?

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