Surfs miscellaneous art dump

Discussion in 'Fan Art/Fan Fiction' started by Surf Solar, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    Here is little series I've made of my photography. (Obviously) They are all edited though. They shall transport the feeling of someone, how finds pictures of a past era after the nuke.

    Yes, they are really dark. They are meant to be so.

    I also use these pictures as a booklet for my upcoming little PA Soundtrack. (each picture for one song) I hope you enjoy them.






































     
  2. x'il

    x'il Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Mar 3, 2009
    Re: A Collection of "burnt" Pictures.

    Very nice! i like these two the best:

    They seem to me the best for use in a sort of "epic" story-telling.
     
  3. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    a bit overboard, don't you think?

    it's got plenty of potential, but you've gone a step too far, i think.
     
  4. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    Hm, I actually like it "over the top". ;)
    It's a matter of opinion. I like it when you don't see everything on the picture because of the devastation of the picture instead, not to show everything clearly is a thing which I really like.
     
  5. Wooz

    Wooz Vault Sweeper Admin Orderite

    May 18, 2003
    You should try linoleum prints, and work from photographic transfer (nitro, etc). I think ye'd love the medium.

    Interesting. The fake sepia and the same scratches layer on most pictures is a bit embarrassing, tho'

    Again, I think you could go a step further from just manipulating the photos with lino prints.
     
  6. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    Yep, it's very annoying that I just have one single layer to be used, I don't know where to get more and don't have a scanner to make them by myself.

    I'd love to have a really really old camera to make pictures which look by default so, not just manipulate them as you said.

    Lino print looks awesome, thank you for the suggestion! I really like it, because it has nothing to do with 0s and 1s , working with a computer, than rather doin' it by hands.
     
  7. Gaspard

    Gaspard Kasparov

    833
    May 7, 2009
    You could get some old second-hand cameras for almost no money, if you look some. Depends on where you live - I'm sure you could get them off eBay or through specific forums where enthusiasts conduct trades and sales.

    Attach an old lens with tons of scratches on it and get crackin' !
    My gf's camera has some tiny defects on the lens and they look rather "artsy", although every now and then they're rather annoying - but that's not going to be a problem when you want that ;)

    Also - experimenting with different ISO films and manual settings you can get either very grainy pictures or very nice and crisp pictures. Maybe you could even get some expires film rolls off the net or from a garage sale - awesome decay effects and fubar colors :)
     
  8. Sabirah

    Sabirah Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Jul 10, 2011
    I like em. Where did you take them?
     
  9. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    Thanks ! :) Gee, when I look at them after all that time, I understand the criticism, it's a bit too overboard with the "burnt" style, heh.

    Anyway, the first picture was shot in the wilderness of Ireland a couple of years back when I was on vacation there.. The rest are shot either here in Leipzig where I live now (we often would explore some abandonend buildings and take pictures there) , where just photoshops (the fox for example) or some nature-sceneries in the rather rural area where my hometown is. The one which looks like a nuke exploding over the city was shot out of my bathroom window when some bad-weather front arrived. :D
     
  10. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    They look great. I especially like this one, reminds me of those commie labs in Siberia, where Soviets experimented with aliens.
     
  11. Gaspard

    Gaspard Kasparov

    833
    May 7, 2009
    is that a fact ? :D
     
  12. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Great pictures, I really like them.
    Would it be possible to share them in a higher resolution?
    I'd actually like some of those as a desktop wallpaper.
     
  13. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    First hand experience - so yeah, a fact.
     
  14. Black Feather

    Black Feather Mildly Dipped

    529
    Nov 10, 2010


    This would make an awesome album cover.
     
  15. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    Not sure if it fits in here, but since it's my thread, eh. ;)

    I was exercising 50'ies styled typography a bit (and also I was bored)

     
  16. Wooz

    Wooz Vault Sweeper Admin Orderite

    May 18, 2003
    Cool, but the typeface on the bottom is a bit too fat and headliney to be easily read.
     
  17. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    Yep, true. I had issues with exactly the ones you described - the bottom one always was unreadable/too small so I added this blueish outline which made it too fat and the headline was a bitch to make it look "wethered" so I ended up with this. Thanks for the feedback, I always appreciate when more experienced people give some tips. :)
     
  18. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    Meh I will just use this thread as my "art" dump now, no need to create new threads (although I played with the thought to ask other posters to do similar... posters like this):



    I was bored and always wanted to try out some Propagandaposter-style. Naturally, I failed. :D The punchline is not strong enough, the text isn't the best and the picture is just... there. Anyway. Maybe you guys want to try out such simple stuff too? Or should I do this in some other thread?

    Tried to "rescue" the picture by taking it into some other context, but it's crap aswell...

    :roll:


     
  19. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    'nother bullshit "propaganda" -


     
  20. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Looks cool.