This page is in some way a spin-off of my Ping Page. For this page, I wanted a picture of a girl in briefs like the one I used for the “Do you want to see me without shirt”-trail, just more detailed, to float around the screen. The first chapter deals with the creation of this picture.
First, I made a simple ink-and-pencil drawing:
A you can see, this drawing contains color, the lips and the nipples are colored red. The rest of the areas are left white. I scanned this picture and added, with the aid of graphic programms, some computed random structures:
This picture is the same (resized) than the one that is used within Ping. The hair, for example, consists of an algorithmic structure of Corel PhotoPaint which is called “Cosmic Clouds”. It is of course possible to have much wilder patterns. Like this:
The background pattern contains a part of a graph of the mandelbrot set. The marbled structure is obtained by applying several waves and vortex to a fractal form.
It is also possible to animate some of the different areas. I put a Page with Java Animation on the web, using this image with rotated and distorted skin (it’s not very fast, but should load within a reasonable amount of time).
Another nice feature of a computer is the copy button:
I always keep some papers with decalcomanies in stock. A decalcomanie is made the following way: Take a piece of paper (or a canvas). Cover it generously with oil paint (at least two different colors) and terpentine. Cover the whole with a second piece of paper. Press the second piece of paper against the first. Seperate both papers. Voilà.
This technique was invented by Oscar Dominguez around 1936. It is said that it was also used by Victor Hugo. André Breton describes it this way: “Étendez au moyen d’un gros pinceau de la gouache noire, plus ou moins diluée par places, sur une feuille de papier blanc satiné que vous recouvrez aussitôt d’une feuille semblable sur laquelle vous exercez du revers de la main une pression moyenne. Soulevez sans hâte par son bord supérieur cette seconde feille à la manière dont on procède pour la décalcomanie, quitte à la réappliquer et à la soulever de nouveau justqu’à séchage à peu près complet. Ce que vous avez devant vous n’est peut-être que le vieux mur paranoïaque de Vinci, mais c’est ce mur porté à sa perfection. Qu’il vous suffise, par exemple, d’intituler l’image obtenue en fonction de ce que vous y découvrez avec quelque recul pour être sûr de vous être exprimé de la manière la plus personelle et la plus valable.”
A little drawback of this technique is that you have some dozen papers covered with smelling oil that take some days (or weeks) to dry. So this isn’t too recommendable if you are living in a small flat. Maybe it is possible to achieve the same effect with (less smelly) acryl colors, but I never tried myself.
Anyway, one of the decalcomanie papers I keep in stock showed the following pattern:
Next, I copied the drawing to this paper (using the light of my scanner as a light table):
Next, I added some ink:
Next, I added some color:
Next, I cut out the whole thing (this image is in a certain sense an exception since it uses only one paper; usually, I use several different papers to compose my images):
Glueing this to a new paper, I obtain the final work of art:
Since I still had the original drawing (you remember, the one with only lips and nipples colored), I decided to fully color this drawing too:
Since this image was inspired by my “Do you want to see me without shirt”-trail, it seemed natural to me to also add some clothings to the picture:
The same I did as a collage of random pattern papers (the sweater, the pants and the socks are decalcomanies, th shirt consists of marbled paper, glasses, bra and shoes are simply drawings):
(Additional note from august 2000: I now use these images also on my Kisekae Java Applet Page. Check this page for a more elaborated version.)
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