A few days ago I had so much fun discussing an artwork that I think I will do it again today. Question is, which one?
I think I will tell you about Bugly!
Now I know this guy looks kinda weird.
This was a photo manipulation challenge at Eratosphere in 2007. The challenges worked this way:
A source photo or photos were provided. The entries had to contain recognizable elements from the source photo. Then the Eratosphereans voted. I wanted to link that thread but much of the content is missing now, 5 years later. Well hell, I can still link it, even though there’s not much to see anymore. I don’t even remember who won.
The source photo for this was my fellow Eratospherean, Jerry Hartwig’s car engine.The car is/was named Bugly so this guy is named Bugly.
I decided that, for my entry I would use ONLY the clone tool. It was kind of fun. (Maybe I should start another challenge like that.)
Sometimes, when I look at this, I think I should clean him up. Maybe I should render the face more perfectly, but if I did that it would no longer be done purely with a clone tool. It was not easy to get the face shading that way. So I leave Bugly alone and just enjoy him for the quirky motor head guy he is.
P.S. Yeah I just started a new Photo Manipulation Challenge at Erato. I think you need to be a member to get in but *I* think it’s worth it. There’s no better place for poets on the web.