Full Frontal

geometric-trees-1Projection, you understand. Frontal projection of texture essentially positions it to face and fill the render region regardless of the object’s shape. This can produce some interesting results, one way or the other. I have dabbled with it sporadically in the past, but this time I ran with this tree spree and tried to get a little more out of it. I went with a radial gradient to start, with an inverted replica used for the background.

Bit much, perhaps? Mindful of its loudness, I did try and keep the landscape simple. It does look bolder with some different colours being used; I do like how crisp the blue turned out. Perhaps, if toned down slightly, there’s even potential in a Christmas card there. My thanks to Steve of Steve Kidd Art for helping me see sense on the windmill iteration.

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And another experiment – the same idea, just using pixelated noise instead of the same gradient. This time, the subject was another favourite, the silver birch tree:

geometric-trees-D01geometric-trees-D02Perhaps a case of a birch too far, but more fun nevertheless. Who couldn’t love trees?

15 comments
  1. On the windmill one, I was wondering how it would come out with the centre of the radial gradient star thing positioned in the centre of the windmill blades. Just had that motion calling out to me 😀

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    • Jacob said:

      Yeah, that occurred to me pretty much as soon as I published this post. It would have been the sensible thing to do 😛

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      • Boosh, there ya go.

        I actually had it in mind with the original composition and the centre of the gradients being off centre of the centre of the page. But the only important thing is to do what you want and if you like the result 😁👍

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      • Jacob said:

        Oh right! I was thinking of centring the mill (evidently). I’ve actually done it your way, and thrown it in with the original – it’s so much better. Thanks for the push! I had to replace the sky, as the frontal projection meant it ‘looped’ round with any degree of offset, but it wasn’t hard. Certainly a pleasing difference.

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      • Yaay, good stuff Jacob.

        Now, to those squirrels in the trees with the projections coming out of their eyeballs… 🐿️

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      • That’s a well-remembered reference… nice!

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  2. Definitely some Christmas / greeting card potential there, even perhaps playing cards or oracle cards on a theme of elements and seasons. So much potential. They’re all bold and striking, but the windmill in blue tones with the dash of green at the bottom looks exceptional. Top work.

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks, TVTA! I’ve long wanted to put together cards of some sort – I did some anime stuff last year which I wanted to turn into a set of playing cards, but couldn’t get it to work. I could see the elements idea being really fun actually, will definitely take a look. Thanks again!

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  3. Wow these are soooo cool! I do adore those trees… fantastic! 😍And of course your title was suitably provocative! 😉 hehe

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    • Jacob said:

      Haha, thanks Charlie. I guess anything is good after a title like that!

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