Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Layers upon Layers

The latest pylon image. This is made from the layered image shown on the entry for October 13th. I started with this as the background layer in PSP then pasted as new layer and flipped, then pasted as new layer and mirrored. I used the selection tool set as a triangle to cut holes in layers 2 and 3 which sometimes overlap giving a complex arrangement of geometric shapes. This reminded me of seeing quilts where the colour combinations of triangles create the illusion of larger triangles overlapping.

More Playing with Pylons

I hadn't mentioned it on this blog but a couple of months ago, I experimented with making the pylon images into .gif animations. I layered two images of paper rubbings in Paint Shop Pro and then saved copies with the visibility of the layers adjusted so that the underneath layer gradually becomes visible. I then used this series as frames in Animation Shop and added smoothing transitions. A second animation was created by taking the black outline of part of a pylon as the staring image. Using PSP I made four images with the pylon repeated 1,2,3 and 4 times in layers. The second layer was a mirror image, the third flipped and the fourth mirrored and flipped. These were used again as animation frames with transitions added to take the image from white to the four layers. The results can be seen on my website.

When I showed these to Sian, she suggested I slowed them down and increased the size. I have done this today but as the files are very large, I have not uploaded them. I also changed animation 2 so that it goes from white to the complex image and then breaks down again returning to white.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Back to Work

After a bit of a break, I am back to work. This picture shows the stitch samples for module 1 chapter 7 mounted.