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The Teensy Weensy Dragon...

Post by Charles Haacker »

So I got bored with the Flamin' Flyin' Motortrike (but Piet knows how hard I tried) so I found this really tiny pewter dragon hot-glued to a hunk of petrified wood. No one actually knows where it came from except it was Erin's, a gift from somebody sometime somewhere in a galax...
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👆 This is the critter, a rilly rilly bad cell phone picture without a scale, but trust me, the dragon measures 25mm (1 inch) overall. I'm not sure how magnified this is, but a lot?
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👆 This was the first iteration, a 9-shot focus stack to keep the critter as sharp as possible, but I concluded the plain gray background was, um, a plain gray background...
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👆 So I finagled a castle for a background and said, yeah, okay, done and done! :yay:
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👆 But then I heard Piet's voice in my head telling me, NOoooo, NOOOooo, :stop: it needs more!
So fog? Mist? :|
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Post by Psjunkie »

you might have opened a can of worms Chuck........Piet is known for his medieval scenes of soldiers, dragons and such

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Post by PietFrancke »

love the down from below look at it. Helps to make it look massive. -- ok, small, fun easy assignment for you ((I can't help it)… Find a bird image that has the head turned in a similar way - and then STEAL the eye, and give the dragon a bird's eye. The castle wall in fog really adds to the atmosphere, Loving the way it is angled.

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Post by minniev »

Oh, that is cool! Agree the shooting angle is a winner, and I love the mysterious background you've created. And what Piet says about the bird eye sounds interesting, so interesting I had to try something with it. It is nowhere near prime time though. This could be a whole new chapter on your adventures, Chuck! Tiny figures transformed into art objects... (Good time to play some with textures, too!)
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