Category: Journalism Photography
Posted: July 3, 2014

What if they were real?

Strange Alien Creature

by booklotto

Life Exists in the Word Seeing. Contest Entry 
This is 3 photos in one photo to create one concept alien.

1. Started with one heart template by photoscape editor, enhanced.

2. Applied abstract lion's face which is posted here before, as my second template on top of heart.

3. Thirdly, overlay of color photo: one extra photo that works well with yellow of the lion's face. This subdues the bright yellow to a moss green, because playing with color filters alone would not mute the yellow here.

The eyes are added, as well as nostrils < or > to create the nose and mouth effect. This is a female alien, less aggressive expression.

In sagelight editor:
Colors enhanced/enchantment color filter
Lights and shadows applied
Dilate and erode filters to create sunken eyes, set back into head
Soften, sharp and crop to clean

Alien skin: used plastic filter until reduced to perfect dried skin effect, like old skin. I used the fast depth filter again, then reduced skin texture until you like the texture that is suitable.

Crop, deepen, relief, slight plastic filter, with light/shadows and denoised.

Glass filter repeated to back down the edges a bit, smoothing it just enough that you have some height and depth on the skin feature.
Post Type: Mixed Media Photography
Mixed Media: Maximum

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