For the mandatory visual assignment this week, Apophenia, we had to look transform a picture of a regular object into what we could imagine it being. This was hard for me, because, despite having an over-active imagination when it comes to seeing every shadow as a possible intruder, I found it difficult to imagine everyday objects as anything interesting.
So, I went with kind of a boring thing. I took these two coins, which were sitting like this on my coffee table
And I thought…huh…that kind of looks like one of those old-timey bicycles. Like the one Captain Kirk rides in Princess Diaries 2, a movie I unabashedly watch. So, I turned it into this:
Then I thought…well…if I put them closer together, I can make
And just a liiiittle bit closer…
To get some really cool body shapes.
It’ll be hard looking at coins after this assignment.
Same old. Take a picture on my phone, open in GIMP, and then for the last 3 I just drew over it with the paintbrush tool.
For the bicycle one, I went and found a simple picture of one of those bicycles, and then used the scale, rotate, and perspective tool to get everything to fit together. That’s all there is to it!