Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Scrying Warmup

Now I did this out of boredom and ended up having some fun with it. I did not expect it to result in anything post-worthy at all. Sometimes I like to look around, browse through something visually abstract in order to peel out images from out of nothingness to generate some creativity. Probably the best way to go at it (at least it works for me) because that can get the creative juices flowing which in turns gets the enthusiasm going. Motivation comes after action afterall.

Top image is something I've drawn as a result from staring at my Firefox browser decorated with a Persona (2nd image down is a screenshot of it) for a long time. I keep looking at a specific corner (as shown by arrows on the screenshot) every time the browser loads up or during lulls in surfing.

For Firefox Personas, go here
Credit also goes to elreviae of deviantart for feeding my soul with the inspiration.

I dunno the technical term or artsy fartsy word for an activity somewhat similar to cloud watching, so 'scrying' will be the word that I'm using for now. Note to self, I really need to write up a "What is Scrying?" section somewhere on this blog soon to avoid repeating myself.

In the end, it doesn't really feel like my work because I'm using someone else's to create another piece. But some parts I could isolate and be happy with that and call it my own. But for now I just love the way it turned out, armour and all, minus the face. I don't care for the face but I wanted it to be a centaur'ish type of creature to begin with.

I am also so very personally tired of the Lord of the Rings Balrog's flaming hair/weapons type of cliche as well, but I ran with the idea anyways so as not to squelch any creative juices during the process. The editing of all things can commence AFTERwards.


CapnG said...

A) Is the image really that small or did you somehow link the thumbnail to the thumbnail?

B) For scrying, the term you're looking for is "Pareidolia"- the mind's ability to descern a pattern from random inputs.

Mind Miner said...

A)Yes, the image is really that small, sadly. It was treated as a warmup and therefore, expendable. I know I should change that.. =S

B)Ah, that's the word! Thanks man.