Looking at my images i think its a very natural question to ask – “how are the pieces done”. Especially if aren’t familiar with any graphical programs or any digital tools. So today I want to show you how I use these tools to create stunning visuals. I want to show the principle behind my piece “color colour” and my piece “Roy G Biv ii”
At least the principles behind them and how their are possible to do.
In my case projects Starts with an idea or a feeling, and in this case, it was an idea / thought experiment so I thought I would walk you through the thought experiment and also how you can actually set it up.
So the thought experiment – let me show you what i imagined and I encourage you to imagine the same. Now i imagined – what if there is a sphere – a big sphere in a 3d space.
And it’s a hollow sphere. Now, inside that sphere the walls are painted with a rainbow gradient. Ok, now in that sphere
there’s another sphere and that spheres surface is perfectly reflectable. You can imagine the result won’t be that interesting at the moment because the result would be exactly the same as if the inner circle just was painted with a rainbow gradient because it reflect perfectly on the other sphere. All the way around it.
Now that’s not interesting yet, but what if the shape of the inne sphere is much morecomplex than just this sphere. For example the inner sphere might suddenly start to have deformations such as ripples. Can you imagine that? – Ripples on the sphere, the surface starts to look everywhere on the gradient. So if we have the outer circle, here just imagine it. Here is a complex shape inside the outer sphere:
So what would happen if we render out the relfection of that complex shape? remember, it reflects the outer sphere – the rainbow gradient. This is the result:
If we zoom in on that:
Amazing method to generate stunning colors. That’s how my pieces “Color colour” and “ROY G BIV II” Got it’s colors.
I made a video of this. It’s me talking about the same idea. But you can also see it animated.