Ok, this will probably be the geekiest thing I ever do in this 365 day project.
I spent a lot of time playing video games yesterday, and I started thinking "I haven’t done a big massive photoshoppy picture in a while. I’ll have to do one soon." Then I went back to my game, Marvel Super Heroes Ultimate Alliance. While playing I started thinking, "I haven’t done a superhero pic in a while either. Maybe that’s what I’ll photoshop." Then the idea hit me. You see, the fun of the game is that a bunch of superheroes who don’t normally interact get to be in the game at the same time. It reminded me of a comic book that came out when I was a kid. Secret Wars. Really, Secret Wars is kind of a crappy read, but as a kid, I loved it. While not the first comic I read, It may very well be the book that made me a lifetime comic book fan. And there I decided that a great pic would be to recreate the cover but adding me to it. Then I thought, why add myself to the cover? Why not completely recreate the cover and I’ll be every character?
I don’t think I’ll ever think that again.
I knew it would take quite a while to get this done, but I didn’t want to break the 365 rules, so I gathered up a bunch of outfits, and waited til midnight. As soon as it was midnight I went downstairs and started snapping pictures. It took 120 shots to get all 16 poses I needed. Then I spent several hours compositing them together. I told myself I’d just do a little and get some sleep around 4am. No such luck. I finally laid down and took a nap at 6am. Woke up at 9 and went right back to work. Luckily, I didn’t have anything else to do today except watch the AFC and NFC championship games (which I am totally capable of doing while photoshopping). So starting at midnight and ending around 10:30, I present to you, the most extensive cloning shot I have ever attempted.
I hope you don’t mind when tomorrow I take a picture of my toe with my camera phone.
EDIT: Oh yeah, if this doesn’t make explore, then I think I quit. 🙂