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In the long deep breath I took after handing over my works to the framers and saying goodbye to my Japanese housemate I have been feeling a little lost… intense periods of concentration and change seem to have that effect. Not wanting to stop creating though I decided to experiment with making some “anaglyph’s” from some of my sketches. Without the blue/red 3D glasses (as seen being modelled by ‘Sienna’ the 8 kilo kitty) you won’t be able to see the 3D effect here but you may remember it if you ever read 3D comics when you were younger… or was that just me and my nerdy ways?
Anyhoo, here’s some info on the process and some stuff you may need…
I downloaded the AnaglyphMaker v1 from Version Tracker and found it real easy to use. I ordered some glasses from Oz 3D Optics and then escaped into the world of cyan and magenta. Twas fun!
Hint: blacks recede while whites jump forward.
There is a handy description of how it all works here. As my images are not photographs I slightly adjusted their angles and perspectives using the free transform tool in Photoshop before loading them into the AnaglyphMaker. I have yet to venture into the world of colour with these, I am also real keen on getting some of my illustrations ‘lenticulated’. Especially after seeing an awesome image of a Gundam robot at the Gundam exhibition in Japan last year.
Must apologize for the lack of posting of late. Been madly completing a series of works for my new show at Kazari (opening March 1st). My works will be shown alongside those of Benedict Ernst, the title of our show is “Rat Daughter, Chocolate Geisha; contemporary expressions of Japan by two Australian artists” The prints are currently being framed as I write this… phew! More on this in posts to come.
A close friend of mine, Martine Cotton, actually just opened her own exhibition in Japan on Saturday night. The works look quite amazing, as do the flickr photos of the opening. “Monochromic’ is the name of the show and the pieces are a selection of black and white photographs she has taken over the years.
And yesterday…. Mayuko (our Japanese housemate) left us. She’s probably surfing off some beach in Byron Bay right now while I sit here and miss her smiley face around the pad. That’s right, my little piece of Japan is surfing her way up the east coast and heading back to the big, stinky, smoke that is Chiba, Japan. BTW I will also miss her most excellent cooking. I tried, unsuccessfully I might add, to stowaway in her surfboard cover whilst she was occupied with finding the end of the packing tape. Best of luck little Mayuko chan … ganbarre!
Wishing that you all get messages of love and lust from your nearest, dearest and possibly unknownest, and promise to update with a little more regularity from now on.