On Her Wavelength

virgosun

Bullaburra, Australia

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Featured, Sci-Fi , 31/08/2010
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Normally I have an idea first, then make the image. But this one evolved in a truly roundabout way. It started merely as a “test”, where I tried out a new technique to get high-quality whiskers onto a male Poser model. A day’s tinkering got good results on the test man, so I gave him his own face, expression and hair. Because the facial hair map was rendered onto a second model conformed to the first, he’s “twice the man” than normal and it told on render times, so I made the image a bit smaller than usual.

At the same time I had in mind a banner challenge recently announced by the Poser & DAZ Artists group, so I threw a second figure into the mix, with a strategic gap between them for text.

I couldn’t just leave it at that, though. Another day’s messing about with Bryce gave me something better to fill the text gap with and add to the image.

So, from a simple test render, this image has gained more and more meaning. While polishing the later stages, it reminded me more and more of an old favourite song from 1980, by legendary local band Split Enz, called Poor Boy

My love is alien, I picked her up by chance
She speaks to me with ultra-high frequency
Radio band of gold, gonna listen til I grow old
Ooh hoo hoo, what more can a poor boy do…
What more can a poor boy do…

The crackle of the radio, a message in the evening sky
You’re looking at an interplanetary romeo
I’ll never see her face, between us there’s too much space
Ooh hoo hoo, what more can a poor boy do…
What more can a poor boy do…

Poser and Bryce renders, image assembled using The GIMP, stars added there and sparkle filter used along with layer masking.

Here’s the song

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