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    EOW 161 :: An Insect's Perspective



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    Topic: An Insect's Perspective

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    You are an insect… where are you and what do you see?






    - Keep in mind that common subjects can be very interesting when viewed from an insect’s perspective.
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    uh this gonna be hard....

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    According to this you just need to do pixel art:

    http://askabiologist.asu.edu/content...-misconception

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    Andrew I think he means an insect with normal eyesight, normal being human.

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    do we have to do actual insect views? like can we do something where everything is just at a much bigger scale than normal; as if humans were like insects to much bigger creatures? i think that could have some interesting results

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    Quote Originally Posted by lancer_idenoure View Post
    do we have to do actual insect views? like can we do something where everything is just at a much bigger scale than normal; as if humans were like insects to much bigger creatures? i think that could have some interesting results
    On that topic does it need to be of this world? Could these be intelligent "alien" insects? I agree with Lancer that this gives a wider scope for creative ideas

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    Lancer, I think that misses part of the point. As much as I think that's a really cool idea, I think part of the point of this one is to look at the mundane with new (much smaller) eyes.

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    sweet topic! any teenagers of the 90s or 00s remember the awesome 'insect'eye' view at the start of each episode of rugrats?

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    I've never done one of these but I may give it a shot! Neat idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Sonea View Post
    According to this you just need to do pixel art:

    http://askabiologist.asu.edu/content...-misconception
    Very good point. This insect will have slightly 'humanoid' vision. If there is something off kilter about the perspective, the focus of the environment, that's also allowed.

    @ skoenig, yes it can, as long as it's an insect you're good to go.

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    Hmmm...the only two thumbnails I did today that I liked. I think I might go with the ant idea with the giant sugar lump in the grass but I might make more thumbs tomorrow.

    :/ I don't think either really captures the idea of an environment.

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    Sorry, I had to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velocity Kendall View Post
    sweet topic! any teenagers of the 90s or 00s remember the awesome 'insect'eye' view at the start of each episode of rugrats?
    lol i do, i remember trying to guess what the things were before the camera zoomed out, almost always got it wrong : (

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    hehehe it was usually a nostril as i recall!

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    So random question, does this have to be from an ant's view in the sense that an actual ant is in the picture, or could it be like... human being in a world that makes him an ant's size? i.e: gulliver's travels/jack in the beanstalk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtZealot View Post
    So random question, does this have to be from an ant's view in the sense that an actual ant is in the picture, or could it be like... human being in a world that makes him an ant's size? i.e: gulliver's travels/jack in the beanstalk.
    I would say never mind, the key-part of this EOW is that you draw from a very different point of view, a macro view, where even the most ordinary things may be something huge and important ^^ but thats just my opinion

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    definately gonna give this one a go. haven't had a whole lot of time lately. hopefully ill be able to knock out something portfolio worthy.

    on a side not, crysis 2 is sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtZealot View Post
    So random question, does this have to be from an ant's view in the sense that an actual ant is in the picture, or could it be like... human being in a world that makes him an ant's size? i.e: gulliver's travels/jack in the beanstalk.
    The idea is that your supposed to be an insect, so I would have to say no to the small human in a giant world idea; although, creativity is more than welcome, so if you want to go with a unique approach, have at it.

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    cool, something where I don't have to paint buildings :3
    mine will totally be inspired by "The Incredible Shrinking Tightwad" by Don Rosa

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    awesome topic.. i might give it a try.. imagine where every ordinary things u see actually has different view when you're an insect

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    There are endless possibilities when you think big... or erm.. small.

    This is what I have been working on. Experimenting with transmitted light.

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    Lane, why you gotta make me feel bad?

    Here is some progress on mine.
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    Howdy Folks, this Brief has really inspired some old concepts that I never got arround to doing. When I finished my Crab Still life I wonderd about doing smaller creatures.
    So this is my Idea.

    Insect Fight!!
    Going to be one of the following :-)...

    Dung vs Dung Beetle
    Scorpian vs ???
    Wasp Vs Fly
    Wasp Vs Spider

    really aching to do a cool Concept on this theme!! rock on!!

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    had some free time so I post one too for this round, I thought of a kind of kowloon (sh)anty town kind of something, still have to work on it though

    great stuff so far

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    great work everyone!!

    here's a sketch I was thinking of for this topic.
    I hope I can render it further and add a lot more insects to it.
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    This topic took a while for me to get some inspiration for, but here are some thumbs:

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    Thumbnails

    What a cool topic, Lane you are right there is so much room for creativity here. I started doing one and then ended up doing 3 more, I really wanted to try to push for an environment you wouldn't normally think of when you think of bugs, though they live just about everywhere.

    Trying to decide which one to finish, all crits are welcome

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    Skoenig: Those are awesome, good inspiration there and off-the-beaten-path type ideas. A cool one would also be like the Queen room in an ant hill, or a kitchen-scape for a cockroach. There's so many cool places this thread can go. Sadly spending all my free time on the COW this time...though I might do this one even after the deadline just for practice.

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    Monotony- That warped horizon is a nice touch!

    Skoenig- Awesome! I like the direction you have taken with these. The various textures are interesting.

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    @ skoenig

    LOVE the tidal pool cave. Super original and interesting take on this.

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