On Saturday, I took a break from my work load to attend another fantastic class at Observatory, Creating Stereoscopic 3-D Images of Small Specimens Using a Desktop Scanner. It’s part of the Morbid Anatomy classes down in Gowanus, where I’ve previously learned such wonderful skills such as mouse taxidermy and beetle taxidermy.
The class was taught by 3-D Artist Gerald Marks, who is such a font of knowledge that I feel like we barely scratched the surface in the 6 hours of class we had together. It was one of my goals last year to be able to do a 3D screenprinted poster, but I could never quite wrap my head around how it was done, even with studying the 3D Art Book I bought myself for hours and hours. I feel like I’m much closer to creating such beauties. Maybe this year might be the year!
The above is the image I made using his scanning method of taking two scans (one slightly to the right of the other), throwing them into photoshop and after adjusting the colour channels and layering them together to create this beauty! It’s a raccoon skull that my friend brought me this past Thanksgiving. When I have more time, I’m going to scan the underside of its skull, plus a number of toys and fun little artifacts I have collected over the years. This is quick to do and SO much fun!