Digital Art - Photography, Digital Manipulation, Plus Imagination
This Wee Planet is straight from the imagination of artist Nikki Smith.
My latest wee planet seamlessly blends reality and imagination into a vision of what-might-be. A giraffazelle roams the meadow near the ruins of the Chapel of Saint Birgitta on this peaceful morning.
I begin with a 360 degree panorama photo and enhance it to bring the planet of my imagination to life. The setting for this planet is the ruins of the Chapel of Saint Birgitta in Kapelludden, Oland (courtesy of Alex Nordstrom). The giraffazelle in the foreground is an elusive creature, part giraffe, part gazelle and often camera-shy. My final step in crafting a new planet is to convert the panorama into a stereographic projection as a "Wee Planet".
All images used in the creation of my Wee Planets are either my own, or are Creative Commons contributions. You can learn more about my technique and see full credits for this planet at my website, http://booksmithstudio.com
If you would like this print signed, please contact me to arrange for shipping the artwork to my studio and back. (Prints through Fine Art America are unsigned.)
November 29th, 2011
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