LINKS/Big new project! [originally posted here on 6/10/10]
I've told some of you about the Big Road Trip that I'm plotting for 2014. I'm calling it "On the Edge" and just now registered the domain on-the-edge.us. After I figure out the "Name Server" stuff, I'll have linkage.
IndieGoGo and need to figure out what kind of artwork I'm going to generate out on the road for donor rewards and such.
The California coast provides a good stretch of highways that are conveniently close to my abode, so I'm using them to perform experiments. Part of my concept is to tape the entire journey out the passenger side window. I obtained a cheap webcam that I can attach to my laptop to directly download the video to my hard drive. I gave it a test run when we drove to Encinitas a few weeks ago.
|Reenactment of setup|
(hope it's obvious webcam not on!)
|The screen grab from the video|
|First idea: sketching from screen grab.|
Verdict: too drab, needs color.
|Next idea: Repaint image in Corel Painter|
Note to self: next time, attach the Wacom tablet -- finger twiddling on laptop is DIFFICULT
Next, I need to spray paint the webcam black to cut down on window reflections and make some kind of rigid platform to hold the laptop.
I'll try it out on Oxnard to Santa Monica on PCH/CA 1. Stay tuned!