el toro's revenge
My warm thanks to Nicki Fitz-Gerald and iPhoneographyCentral for the feauture. Here's a brief account of what I did to accomplish this piece.
In the process of creating an image I've got the habit of saving many or all the intermediate fases, because some of them might serve as starters to other pieces, or even as 'finished' pieces on their own. This particular piece was a half-way point between the original starter (a picture of a bull piñata hanging outside a restaurant) and this image: www.flickr.com/photos/inenarrar/28833355737/in/photostream/
called "bulls DO have rights", my two cents to the anti-bullfighting movement.
The process basically consisted in blending many versions of the same image, which in turn was a mix of the piñata shot and other image heavily textured in Stackables. Made this mixes in Image Blender, reinforcing intermittently the texturing. Love playing in Stackables/Image Blender, especially because you can get really interesting and intense colors and at the same time do masking work. Both "Rights" and "Revenge" pieces were, btw, the result of one of the rare cases I don't use icolorama along with image blender for blending / masking purposes. "Revenge" is an offshoot of the "Rights" trunk for which i used parts of other mid stages for this images: www.flickr.com/photos/inenarrar/31916174278/in/photostream/