MontanaRon

An English teacher's blog about his travels and his digital art.

Month: August 2020

Digital Art–I Have No Mouth and . . .

My latest composition is titled “I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream,” which is the name of a horrifying short piece of speculative fiction by the late, great Harlan Ellison. It really is scary; it gave me nightmares for a few nights after I first read it back in the mid-70s or so. You can probably find it somewhere on the ‘Net or at your local library.

The model is me. It’s from a photo that I first used back in 2017. As a matter of fact, it was my first attempt at digital art.

I have no mouth

The little robots or whatever they are, came from Pixabay, the model is me and the other background stuff is either from Pixabay or from the resources of my various digital art courses.

I added some various lighting effects and ran the finished product through a Topaz Lab plugin that I have.

Pink Invaders?

We’ve had a lot of rain recently, leaving the area back of the house with several inches of water. I’ve noticed that on the cement wall in back there are these weird-looking pink “things” that have been clinging to it. What the heck are they?, I thought.

Apple snail eggs

These are apple snail eggs, pink “aliens” clinging to the low wall in the back of my house.

So, I did a search on Bing (I don’t like using Google, for various reasons). Are they animal, vegetable or mineral? I eliminated mineral, so animal or vegetable. The word mollusk popped up in my mind, so I did an image search for pink mollusk. Bingo! Got it right away. These appear to be the eggs of the apple snail, which lays its eggs above the waterline, according to this Wikipedia article. Mystery solved. Thankfully, they’re not space invaders.

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