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Continuing with the theme of geometry within nature, I was extremely captivated by Camilo Güell’s vector illustrations of birds through the process of triangulation, seen below.

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Camilo Güell

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Camilo Güell

 

The way that he melded the geometric shapes with the natural background made it look completely seamless. In my attempt, however, I feel that the colours seen on the bird feel somewhat primary and do not lend as much of a sense of modernity or freshness as I would like. If it works, the next step would be to place the triangulated bird into another setting similar to the way Güell manipulated his own piece.

This is the process that I underwent:

1: I began with finding a stock image of bird with enough variation of colour to be interesting after triangulation.

1: I began with finding a stock image of bird with enough variation of colour to be interesting after triangulation.

2: I began the triangulation process by first creating smaller triangles in areas that needed greater detail such as the eyes.

2: I began the triangulation process by first creating smaller triangles in areas that needed greater detail such as the eyes.

3: Triangulation process completed.

3: Triangulation process completed.

4: This is what it looks like not imposed over the background. It would look good on a t-shirt!

4: This is what it looks like not imposed over the background. It would look good on a t-shirt!

5: I began the colorization process by selecting the most dominant colour evident within the individual triangles.

5: I began the colorization process by selecting the most dominant colour evident within the individual triangles.

6: Colorization process completed.

6: Colorization process completed.

7: The colorized bird without the background. It looks surprisingly realistic.

7: The colorized bird without the background. It looks surprisingly realistic.

8: Detail shot of the claws.

8: Detail shot of the claws.

9: Detail shot of the eye.

9: Detail shot of the eye.

10: Adjusting the colours in Photoshop to make the bird merge with the background even more.

10: Adjusting the colours in Photoshop to make the bird merge with the background even more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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