I'm on the verge of giving in.
The project I am working on, where I have photographed all variety of my co-workers, and then set to photoshop magic in their spirit animals, is all consuming. I find the part where I collect the pictures so difficult that I have had to take days off of it at work, or pace myself to two or three a day. But as soon as I get to a day off from work, to free time, I work on these pictures relentlessly.
Though I went for a walk and took some other pictures you might be interested in, and I also thought of a few ideas for a column today, when I sat down to my computer I instead worked irresistibly all day long, and into the night, working on the spirit animal thing instead.
I had Chou's Tortoise to work on, and Scott's Boxer, and Anna's Stork, and Sahra's Cheetah. It was a lot of work! But I didn't even get to those! Instead, for hours, I worked on improvements to older pictures. I experimented with new styles. I dived deeper into the complexities of Photoshop.
Did I make any progress?
Not really? Sort of? Lisa's Panda's are much better. My melding skills are improving. And I am integrating the Dall-e AI photo generator better to give me more options. I am tempted to show you what's going on and just managing to hold off.
I have to admit though, I think I'm having fun.
Anyway, I do have a place holder.
Here are a few prototypes of my project, not using my co-workers.
Honestly, they don't even use real people. But some of these have been starting points for my finished pictures. I mean, in as much as I have finished pictures. I keep finding ways to improve them which makes it hard to finish them.
These are on the other end of that, some starting points I've been using...