stupid eye trick
this is a bit what I look like lately... I've been very busy working on the computer, designing a website for a local band and working on my program too. my eyes suffer quite a bit - eyestrain from staring at this screen for too many hours in a day - so I walk around with bloodshot eyeballs & red-rimmed eyes much of the time. aside from occasionally amazing & astounding others with my stupid eye trick, I don't do it all that often.
while the eye trick is genuine - one eye looking inwards while the other looks straight ahead (though this is by no means the best example of the trick) - I photoshopped this picture quite a bit. I took the picture in a hurry and the lighting in this house is awful, so I ended up with a picture full of yellowish splotches that I had to edit. while I was at it, I figured it couldn't hurt to emphasize the eyeballs, though I realize those eyes now seem pretty scary. they're normally my best feature (I believe), but even with edits I think they look a bit cool with that unnaturally flat, bright quality surrounding the iris.if you want to know what the Half-Nekkid fuss is about, visit the place it all started.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
if you're interested in this sort of thing (Photoshopping, picture editing, etc), I'll tell you what I did. I wanted to quickly
make the picture usable even with the yellowish colour-cast to it, so that meant as little editing as possible. what I did was add a diffuse light to the whole picture (partly to even out the light source a bit & partly to flatten out that yellowish tint), then sampled the 'whitest' area on the white area/sclera & painted over both eyeball-whites at 25% opacity. that brightened the whites & covered some of the red veins & yellow discoloration. finally, I did some minor brightness & contrast adjustments on the irises specifically, though I didn't play with the colour itself.
happy HNT :).