Ditto for Lithium.


Doing the turnaround for the
Lithium sculpture had some interesting challenges. The plexiglass itself had a darkish almost greenish tint to it and some parts of the pillbox was clear plexiglass. I also wanted to use more shots for the turnaround. Oh, and I decided to do 2 turnarounds, one for the pill and the second for the final Saturday portion of the pillbox.

Each one has 24 shots and I did this because there was
more information that I wanted to convey. With the Lithium pill I wanted to show what was contained inside each halve, to have a cutaway view if you will. And with the pillbox I wanted to have one revolution where the lid comes up and the viewer can see the pill inside more clearly. As with the Bust turnaround I used Joe Workman's 360 Degree Stack in the same manner.
I also added a top banner image that shows some of the preliminary artwork I did for the sculpture and also photos of what the entire piece looked like. Check it out in my
Sculptures menu or just click here.

Bust Turnaround Finally Completed...


This wasn't that difficult. Tedious maybe, but I was surprised how smooth and fast it went, once I got the first shot down. I went to IKEA's and bought a 14 inch marble Lazy Susan to use as the turntable. I thought that 12 shots would be about right so I divided that into 360 and I marked off 30 degree increments.
The Green Screen was something that I had but had never really did anything with and I was too lazy to iron it out or pull it taut. Didn't matter though, it was easy enough to up the tolerance setting on the magic wand tool in Photoshop and get a mask in pretty short order. Then I just deleted the green background, dealt with some of the green spillage on the head itself with the Hue/Saturation command and dropped a gray stripe on the highlighted side of her face.

I then used
Joe Workman's 360 Degree Stack and uploaded all 12 shots to my server. The finished turnaround can be found here. Next up my Lithium sculpture.