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Mysterious 1
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Mysterious 1
Description: I've always admired images that have a gleaming "I think I can just reach in and touch that" look of reality to them. While experimenting....again :-) ....I've succeeded in creating one. I'm calling this 'Mysterious 1' because it's the first in a new series and because the image is not what it appears to be. It is an optical illusion created by light, reflection and specularity that was achieved quite by accident, the same way a lot of my images were. This one is really satisfying for me. It has a free form look with areas that seem translucent but it is all reflection. I used a white sun and a red spotlight ring.

Even though it has a dark look and an almost blood color - Halloweenie!! LOL ? my heart jumps for joy at the realism in this image!

All comments welcome.
Added by: spektyr
Keywords: Abstract, Red, Specularity, Realism, Glassy, Smooth, Mirrors, Reflection, Illusion, Mysterious, 3D, Spektyr
Date: 09.30.2007 20:10
Hits: 1511
Downloads: 49
Rating: 5.00 (2 Vote(s))
File size: 642.7 KB
Previous image: Mysterious 2



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gat
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Join Date: 12.21.2006
Comments: 667
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wow cool, the reflections and specularity make it look very real, and the colors too. it would be interesting to see an animation of this.
09.30.2007 21:03 Offline gat brshkv at yahoo.com
rashadcarter1
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Join Date: 06.04.2006
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Looks very much of liquid Spektyr, nice work!
09.30.2007 21:07 Offline rashadcarter1 rashadcarter1 at aol.com
spektyr
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Join Date: 07.02.2005
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Thank you Gat and Rashad!

On the test renders my jaw dropped into my lap! LOL
This one is a MegaWOWser!

Now to ponder how I can animate this type of image. It's created with a low freq. bump mapped onto the inner surface of a mirrored sphere. I can try rotating the noise pattern in two different directions like I did with the Shadow Skin Mat......(Spek's mind drifts off into the loonie genius zone once more)
09.30.2007 21:22 Offline spektyr spektyr at aol.com http://www.spektyr.com
gat
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Join Date: 12.21.2006
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you could try to mix a transition between two or more bump materials, and even colors, and rotate the sphere
10.01.2007 00:04 Offline gat brshkv at yahoo.com
tina gazcon
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Join Date: 08.07.2006
Comments: 254
Cool!

Looks to me like red glass just blown and bent into the swirls. It could even be the coating of candied apples! Very good. 5/5 . Man I have to play catch up now! You have been a busy boy : )!
10.02.2007 23:31 Offline tina gazcon pecasg62 at hotmail.com
spektyr
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Join Date: 07.02.2005
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Thanks Tina!

As you can see I've stepped onto a new creative pathway to.........who knows. LOL
10.03.2007 02:59 Offline spektyr spektyr at aol.com http://www.spektyr.com
tina gazcon
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Join Date: 08.07.2006
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I really like these new designs. Keep up the beautiful pieces K!
10.03.2007 04:12 Offline tina gazcon pecasg62 at hotmail.com
Horo
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Sorry, been away for a moment. I couldn't connect to the Internet, but what else would you expect, after all, I'm working for a telecom company that sells Internet conectivity to virtually anywhere on the world, including sea and air.

Anyway - this is a very nice piece of "accidental" art you've created here, spectyr. I love the hint of symetry in a non-symetrical image. The coolor is hot. I'm a bit ambivalent about it - somehow it looks like some body organ and somehow like a ruby. Specularity is very effective here.
10.06.2007 08:08 Offline Horo h.-r.h.wernli at bluewin.ch https://www.horo.ch/
spektyr
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Join Date: 07.02.2005
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Thanks Horo!

I'm an 'Accidental Abstractionist'! I like that. :-)

Maybe I should change my psudonym to Serendypytee. LOL
10.06.2007 15:03 Offline spektyr spektyr at aol.com http://www.spektyr.com
davidbrinnen
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Join Date: 01.03.2004
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It does look realisticly wet and glossy, but I'm not convinved I'd want to reach into the monitor and touch it (at least until I knew exactly what it was I was touching). Appealing and vaguely disturbing at the same time. Accidental Abstractionism, I will have to add that in if I'm asked to do another art talk. Very nice.
10.09.2007 14:21 Offline davidbrinnen mail at davidbrinnen.co.uk http://www.davidbrinnen.com
spektyr
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Join Date: 07.02.2005
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The truth is that all of these abstracts are a direct result of experimentation. I suppose you could also call it 'Experimental Abstractionism'. ;-)

And I'm not sure I would want to touch it either. It looks too much like The Blob. It may suck me in and digest me! YIKES! ;-)
10.09.2007 19:39 Offline spektyr spektyr at aol.com http://www.spektyr.com
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