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stored on... microfinch? by GregStevens stored on... microfinch? by GregStevens
"All of our old newspaper articles are stored on microfiche," said the librarian.

"Microfinch?" you ask.

Isn't this always the way you pictured it?


Photomanipulation credits:

Finch reference: [link]

Newspaper image: [link] (scan of public domain newspaper)

(The background face and photographer are both me.)

Technical details:

This was done in Corel Painter. It took a long time, because I actually did sort of the digital equivalent of pasting pieces of newspaper over a bird.

I first placed the reference image of the bird on a layer. Then, I would use the square selection tool to "cut" pieces of the newspaper from the newspaper image. I would then use distortion to place the newspaper over a section of the bird, thinking about how the piece of newspaper would be distorted if it were actually being placed over that three-dimensional part of the bird. This creates a slight sense of perspective that gives the bird the 3-D quality.

I was then able to use "burn" and some slight airbrushing for shadows to complete the 3-D effect.
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EternityVampyr Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely piece of work :D those shadows are really subtle which works very well. Some shadow under the wing might give the wing a little more definition, but that may just be me :) You have done a great job in cutting all the "parts" of the bird so that they are still easily identifiable.
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GregStevens Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much the the feedback!
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EternityVampyr Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :D
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Joe-Maccer Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
Coooool! :thumbsup:
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Mortiscia Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it! =)
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GregStevens Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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takernell Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
awesome!
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GregStevens Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like it!
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DirtySeagulls Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is really neat :D
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GregStevens Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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DirtySeagulls Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
np
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