Angela's Digital Sketchbook

March 1, 2011

Hybrid: Steop 3 Analysis

Filed under: Assignments — Angela @ 3:07 am

It’s snowing outside again with a temperature of -5 degrees Celsius. *Sigh* I miss my favourite season, summer. I like summer because there’s lots of sunshine, happiness, and warmth, that’s why I decided to make a hybrid of two lively organisms that I believe represent sunshine, happiness, warmth, and reminds me of summer. The two organisms I’ve chosen are puppy and dandelion. I named this hybrid a “Dandepup”.

Creating this hybrid was not as difficult because I have already had this idea in my mind and the basic structure planned out. The pup I have chosen is a Maltese that’s running through the field carelessly. It’s a good representation of happiness, and warmth. The dandelion had a few seeds blowing off, gives a feeling of offspring, hope, and sunshine. Since these two ideas are so similar, I have combined the puppy’s head with the main body of the dandelion.

I used Magnetic lasso to cut the puppy’s head off and pasted it on the dandelion document. Of course, the result was not perfect, so then I used brush and feathering to make the puppy’s head look more natural on the dandelion. I also used the smudge tool on little brush marks to create little flares amongst the flying seeds so that it creates a good rhythm. To make the image look even more outstanding than it is, I added an adjustment layer with brightness +26 and contrast +36.

This assignment was not difficult for me because, as I’ve mentioned above, I had the blueprint of this hybrid from a long time ago and because they were some of my favourite things. The challenges that I have faced are having trouble choosing the right photos to enhance and making the hybrid look more natural. Overall, I find this assignment successful because the combination is very subtle, the image turned out great, and this hybrid suits my taste.

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2 Comments »

  1. Haha the Dandepup is really cute and such an interesting idea. I remember seeing you working on the picture in class but I never thought of such a hybrid!
    Very nice job! πŸ˜€

    Comment by nasim11computerartym — March 2, 2011 @ 8:42 pm

    • Thank you for visiting and commenting πŸ˜€
      LOL I created this hybrid only because I love puppies and dandelion field xD

      Comment by Angela — March 3, 2011 @ 3:49 am


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