I’m constantly looking for new techniques. I always have, really. Currently I’m crazy obsessed with abstract digital art, so I’m mostly looking for new ways to create that! And I’ve just found one, which is so much fun!
This one, “Valerie”, is my favourite of the latest ones. I like that it looks like light streaming through the water or the surface of an exploding planer or something like that. Valerie is actually made from this image, which is a composite of some images from Unsplash. (Which are free to do whatever you want with. It’s the best.) Mostly images of nebulae from Nasa. Which is also the background image for this one. I make these ones with a script in processing that generates the lines based on the image you put in, and then I blend the lines with the original image!
I use different distortions and displacements in After Effects to create this effect. I’m really enjoying working in AE recently! But it takes a while to figure things out as I’m way more used to the way Photoshop works, but it’s nice. In theory I should easily be able to create moving versions of these images since I’m working in AE, so we’ll see if I ever try that. The one above is called “Winona”.So after creating some other ones I feel like the first ones I made aren’t really that great, but I’m gonna keep them up anyway. I might change my mind. This is River. One of my friends said Winona looks like some kind of beautiful mineral, and I think the same thing goes for this one, “Amelie”. And then I started to experiment with lighting and these light effects, and I reallyyyy like the result. Looks like it’s exploding!
This one is another favourite. These three are called Rae, Evelina and Joyce.