So I’ve been working on some anaglyphs. Those are those red/blue 3D images. All you need to view them are any pair of cheap cardboard red/blue glasses.
I don’t have a real stereoscopic camera, though, so instead I asked my model to stand really still, and I took two consecutive photos at a slight displacement, hoping this would be good enough.
In a few cases it was! For example, here are two that worked (use your red/blue 3D glasses if you have them!):
I was working on the pair of photos for the pose at the very top of this thread. In those, the model is actually wearing a very stylized rabbit mask. When I anaglyphed them the body worked incredibly well, it’s actually the best, most rounded 3D I’ve managed so far! But the head was tilted wrong in one of the two photos, so the whole illusion fell apart at the neck.
I wanted to try to save it. I began the process of puppet warping (a thing in Photoshop) the head in one of the pair of photos, and in that process I needed to do a content aware fill of the space under the selected head, to provide a fit background to warp it over.
Look at what happened.
I mean, just look at it!
Now try to sleep.
I dare you.
These are five portraits from an evening with one of my regular collaborators.
That same night I also experimented a bit with some new drawing techniques. This first sketch is the normal pastel on paper:
And this one is pastel on canvas, with some amount of using a water-wet brush as a blending medium:
The chalk on canvas felt good to lay down. I’ll be experimenting with other liquid mediums in combination with pastel dust soon.