IV3 – Maxwell Patwardhan

IV3 – Maxwell Patwardhan

Above is a man, slowly engulfed in a paint emulsion as he is surrounded by, frankly, overgrown hands. A melancholic expression sits upon his visage – perhaps an expression of ennui, as if being surrounded by a paint cloud is no novel event for him. Whatever the case, this image was a fun experimentation of setting and color. With a needle (sourced from a diabetic), a syringe, some paint, a fish tank, the figurines, and a dream, we created a display which both managed to capture a partial truth of the human condition, and some beautiful flow effects. I will leave the green man in his suit of despair, and instead inspect his hat of paint.

In terms of processing, the image was dark and quite grainy. From it’s RAW format, I messed with the RBG curve until I found a pleasing brightness. I also applied a denoising and demosaicing filter to the image, in order to reduce some of the artifacts created by the high ISO.

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4 Comments. Leave new

  • Martin Allsbrook
    Dec 14, 2022 10:34

    This is one of the most artistic flow vis images I’ve ever seen. I love the tiny characters, it feels like I’m inside the diorama . I also like how the color of the smoke matches the color of the hands so well.

  • Robert Cooper
    Dec 12, 2022 12:57

    The most artistic shot I’ve seen this semester. It’s hard to describe what I feel looking at it but it has me curious.

  • Bryce Dickson
    Dec 12, 2022 02:42

    This is so fun. super creative use of props

  • Heider Iacometti
    Dec 7, 2022 14:40

    I like how the man is being engulfed by the paint, it looks like a sand storm just hit him.


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