May 12, 2014

Photoshop: Ripped

This is my first "serious" photo-manip since, oh, perhaps 2011 2010 apparently. The only way I could find out was through the site itself since the original files in my computer have corrupted dates (all the way up to 2021).

The pictures, however, were taken in 2011. This was still when I lived with my mother (sad? you bet), 2 relationships and 3 places ago. A simple enough concept, a composite of two pictures, one with the pressure points on my face and another with a hand far from the face. The quality of the final product is not what I was hoping to achieve, my only excuses are that the pictures' quality was lesser than what I had expected after all these years and, that once I had achieved the main effect, I was in a hurry to finish it and most of the original concept was thrown out the door.

Originally, it was meant to have my face being stretched and ripped, much like this scene from Poltergeist:

An early concept also included my other hand grabbing the one you see, ripping it as well.  In the end, I solved it with a big "fuck it" and finished it.

Mar 31, 2014

So I want to go see the Red Hot Chili Peppers

But there's a catch. I don't have the dough for it, so I'm in this contest where the picture with most LIKES gets 6 free tickets.

So, LIKE (the picture, not the Radio Station's page) away!

Some Colombian asshole with the following picture:

Good thing the people hosting the contest didn't bother to check the validity of the "Likes" (we lost by about 21) or to reinforce the specification that the rules included that the picture had something to do with Salchichas Carmela, Red Hot Chili Peppers and "originality". Otherwise, I'm fairly sure we would've won with our entry:

Alas, I'm still going to see RHCP, and Gabriel is still a piece of shit.

Mar 18, 2014

Nov 2, 2013

Pet Detective (Halloween 2013)

Well folks, this year has been a bit rough. Some ups (getting a new full-time job) some downs (being broke for the year's first quarter), some ups and downs (getting kicked out by a nagging bitch forcing me to grow cojones and do things my way) but the time where it affected me the most was Halloween.

I couldn't invest a lot in this year's costume, so I had to find a smart, cheap way to make myself a recognizable character that I could have fun with. As the previous "hinting" posts laid out, I decided to go as Jim Carrey's Ace Ventura. The character was something I could do as a kid even with my eyes closed, in terms of quoting him, walking like him and even being out of place in certain public events was right up my alley. So I decided to invest $8 on a pre-owned Hawaiian shirt (or Aloha shirt, as it is supposed to be called), $2.50 on a faux-leather belt (I hate leather belts so I had none that could look the part), dirty black tall boots I already had (I used the same boots for the V for Vendetta and Ghostbusters costumes) and the two most difficult things were the hair and pants.

I looked up and down endlessly for pants that resembled anything close to these:

Chef pants came to mind, but the stripes weren't thick enough and the damn things were $30 or more. Even worse, the ones I found locally were always black and white, not black and red (or burgundy) so that's a double insult. Next, I tried 90's exercise baggy muscle pants, but again the colors were a problem.

Oct 26, 2013

Sep 3, 2013

Huh-huh Happy Nine uh...

In a shift from my typical modus operandi, I'm going to celebrate the anniversary of 9/11, a.k.a. the Terrorists with Jewfros and Nasty Beards and Countless Stereotypes Attack on the World Trade Center Twin Towers by basically caring too much about not caring.

What's different this time around is that I'm posting it before 9/11, as opposed to doing it on the same day.

I figured that people start searching for information, conspiracy theories, videos and pictures a few days prior and it hits its pike on September 11th. After that, nobody gives a shit.

So, here it is, Dreth's Blog's 2013 Happy 9/11 Anniversary entry!

(Click for bigger buttknockering)

Beavis & Butt-head are my favorite animated TV show and basically overall TV show, right up there with Mr. Bean and The IT Crowd. I always try to land a reference to the 80's because I still think it was 10-15 years ago, but no, Beavis and Butt-Head's debut was 20 years ago! Well, 21 if you count  Liquid Television. This picture is based on two things, besides the obvious World Trade Center crap.

1) The concept and poses are almost entirely taken from the duo's feature film's intro scene.

2) Butt-head's constant verbal abuse towards Beavis, but more specifically the incredibly violent reactions caused by the word "buttknocker". As evidenced here:

As for the technical stuff, I used Photoshop CC for this, it's nothing I couldn't have accomplished in one of the older versions but I'm going to be trying from 3D at some point in the future. After I drew and painted Beavis, I wasn't sure if I was going to use Butt-Head at all, but after drawing Butt-Head with the Pen Tool, it made things so much easier that I decided to go back and re-draw Beavis with it. I couldn't get quite the pose I wanted for Butt-Head, which was for him to be leaning forward and looking down on the tiny people. The only thing NOT drawn with the Pen Tool was the logo's lettering as well the background sky (which is just a touched up picture).