This second piece was designed to be the antithesis of the first. This is Ceeb, the physical representation of the amalgam of digitally transmitted information that pervades our daily lives. There is an underlying irony surrounding the way the Internet simultaneously relieves and provokes the frustration of youth culture in a small town or suburban area. Ceeb reveals this to us through the concept of a glitch, as its visually aggressive nature perfectly mirrors this youth culture frustration. The background is an image of clouds reflected through a puddle of water that I heavily color corrected using the Curves option. The figure is Luma Keyed to reveal a heavily warped grid underneath. This figure is then duplicated multiple times, with those duplicates being recolored and warped. I then stack the images and draw outlines where I see fit.
The third and final piece is known as the Warbird, and is intended to be a world building piece in the narrative I created with the first two pieces. The Warbird draws its name from the visual gag of its existence. It is a metaphor for the pervasiveness of industrial war, an agent of death, and a vital piece on the chessboard of a corrupt king. This image is the least complex of the three and the only one to be made solely of images collected from the Internet. With the background I inverted the colors on an image of clouds to create a more aggressive mood. To create the hatch in the birds stomach, I masked out a part of the stomach and reshaped it. I then used simple masking and resizing to create the illusion of depth in the bombs and motion in the Warbird.