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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Elements of The Waterboy

All in all, there were more than 30 layers involved in creating this, as well as many others that I threw away. I stretched things, darkened things (like where the top of the water meets his leg), masked things (like his legs under water), and warped things (like his reflection), and colored things (like his hair and outfit).

Very fun. I wish I could say that I had this in mind when I started, but this was originally an ocean piece, with a woman in a long red dress standing on some rocks. In the end, I used the sky from the ocean shot (taken 20+ years ago by me, badly underexposed), the water and ripples from the fishing picture (which I got from an online collage pool on Flickr), the canvas (one of mine with its color tweaked), and the postcard photo of the boy (also from the Flickr collage pool). I created the moon using Photoshop. Any questions, I'll be glad to try and answer, though I'm far from an expert at this.


Die Hohe Dame said...

i love your waterboy.... just lovely!

Kikipotamus the Hobo said...

Wow, I guess it's something I could learn step by step. But from this perspective...of not yet knowing seems quite overwhelming. Fun, though!