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On The Mean Word

“On The Mean Word,” public service announcement by @iamTalkyTina (B&W)

The Daily Create, tdc1994, submitted by @NomadWarMachine, says, Cartoon Yourself, and so I made myself into a Public Service Announcement comic strip cartoon, starring me! My Public Service Announcement has the topic of “On The Mean Word,” and it is me telling about how #TrueFriends don’t use The Mean Word.

To make this Art, I posed for some different pictures using my iPhone, and then I made myself into a cartoon using an app called Toon Camera. Once I had a bunch of pictures to tell the story, I put them into my computer and then built the comic strip using Comic Life. It is a nice program that does panels and speech bubbles and fancy comic letters and stuff.

After all of that, I opened it up in Photoshop and tried it out as an even more black & white one than the more monochromatic one that my original photos gave me. I liked the black and white one, so that is the one at the top. Down below, in case you want to see it, is the one with the original colours of my photos.

“On The Mean Word,” public service announcement by @iamTalkyTina (original)

á la latté Tina

“á la latté Tina,” photograph by @iamTalkyTina

Well, it was so nice this morning as I was reading up on my favourite web site and having my mid-morning lattë at the Starbucks that I saw that today’s The Daily Create #tdc1976 was a lattê one. I don’t think I have done a latté one  for The Daily Create before, and so it was just a synchronistic thing that I was having one when it was made.

Well, because it was a special day for a The Daily Create lattç, I went back to the Barista person and told them it was okay to let me use their machine to make my own special topping, and if I do say so, it turned out quite well, and even looks like me!

In case you don’t have a way with the Barista or if you don’t have the skills, then you might want to try to game The Daily Create by doing yours with an image editor. There are tons of instructions out there on the Internets about how to fake a lattè picture with your computer.

Well,bye!

The Three-Fingered Djinn

“The Three-Fingered Djinn” by Talky Tina, on Flickr

Well, I am starring in a new radio production entitled “The Three-Fingered Djinn.”

It is a DS106 project for NOIR106 that I am doing with a bunch of my True Friends.

In it, I play the starring role of the fatal femme Daphne de Beauvoir, which is a name that I like the best because it means good looking. In the picture she is smoking for effect, but I don’t do that in real life because it is bad for you, plus smelly.

I am currently in the studio recording my part, which will be great with accents as I am playing a lady with a French last name who is from America. (I have looked in the script for the Djinn, plus in the cast list, but I don’t know who is playing that part. But it is in the title so it must be in there somewhere.)

Please tune in to hear the wonderful production on our favourite radio DS106Radio. It is #4life, just like noir106 and True Friends.

How I Made This Poster Art

I used this stuff:

I got a list of names of the other peoples from the script, which I also edited to put in things like the de of my name, plus a few extra words because if I am going to say it, then it needs to sound like me!

I mixed all of the stuff up in Photoshop with layers and erasers and clone tools and paintbrush and text (with the fonts that I said upstairs) and got rid of the bodies and made it all look nice and made all the colours go to black and white for noir and then it was done.

Do you like my noir106 Art? Well?

Bye! Be sure to listen to me in the radio play when it is on ds106radio! #4life!

Not Just Another Face in A Hole

Tina, with Hair, Pigment, and Ray Ban Sunglasses, by @iamTalkyTina

Tina, with Hair, Pigment, and Ray Ban Sunglasses, by @iamTalkyTina

WELL! I am NOT just another Face in a Hole. 

But sometimes I think that someone (La kisha Mahone (@LKMahone) not saying any names)  is just stuck on trying to make a monkey of me. Because when I woke up this morning, I was another face in a hole of me and of monkeys from her.

So it reminded me again of a dark time and when I was making a movie (but just a bit part) — but I already told you that story.

So anyway, when I got made a monkey of the second time with the Face in a Hole, I just had to set the record straight again. Plus, make a GIF of it (actually, TWO). Because making a GIF of it makes it even more fun. And two GIFs makes it double the even more fun!

So anyway, up above here is my response to it. Now, I will tell you how I did it without that Face in the Hole thing.

First, I had to find the original image of some guy and monkeys (it is always good to attribute your sources) and so I used TinEye, the Reverse Image Search engine to do that. I found 50 results and selected this picture of Bruno Looking Stupid.

Instead of a Face in the Hole one which says Face in a Hole on it, I made one of me with my hair showing (so that I do not look like Thomas the Tank Engine) but I also coloured my hair to match the hair of my actor friends in their monkey costumes (so for that, I used the Colour Replace tool, plus another layer of me where I made the Brightness darker and the Contrast more of it). Then, because they had colour in their faces, I put colour in my face (even though I am from the Black and White TV times) — I can do that as a professional in the business with make-up and the such. I also used the Colour Replace tool for that, too, borrowing some face colour from the other monkeys for it.  Plus, because they were all wearing their cool-kid sunglasses from the set, I am wearing my sunglasses, too (which came from here). So you don’t get any of that hair or colour or glasses with Face in a Hole.

Then, because just a regular picture sometimes needs a little sprucing up, plus for the exercise of making a GIF, plus for the fun and the Art of It, I decided that I needed to add some movement to the image. I remembered that Arthur C. Clarke was on the set that day playing with that bone, so I found this image of it on the Internet.

"2001 bone to spaceship cut scene" GIF

“2001 bone to spaceship cut scene” GIF from andrewsimone.com

Then, I put the GIF into photoshop and got rid of the sky parts so that I would just have the tumble bone. I also removed the spaceship part and set it aside so that I could use it later for the coupe de groom. That is like a coup de grace, but with Jim Groom instead, and transportation (that’s the coupe part).

So here is what it looks like when you use the Magic Tool to select something and then use the eraser to get rid of it. You just have the bone left.  (Note, this is just one frame, you have do do it for each frame of the bone in each active layer of it. So that takes a few minutes. But worth it!)

"Bone Isolation Technique" animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

“Bone Isolation Technique” animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

Next up was to insert the 25-odd animated bone frames into my static image, and re-create the situation from when the photo is purported to have been taken — me and my actor buds hanging out, with Arthur C. Clarke in the background practicing the bone scene. Look how surprised they all are at getting their picture taken with me.

"Not Just a Pretty Face in a Hole" animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

“Not Just a Pretty Face in a Hole” animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

Now, that is pretty much enough of it, because that is my @iamTalkyTina picture, plus a GIF the bone in the background. But remember, there is a coupe de groom coming up.

So back to the bone-spaceship GIF where we set aside the spaceship part for later? Now we get that back out and add in some Dancing Jim Groom from the Dancing Jim All Over the World assignment (Animated GIF Assignment 1001) and make it kind of like Slim Pickens in Dr. Strangelove or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb but with Jim Groom instead and on the bone-spaceship instead of the bomb.

"Dancing Jim Groom Around the World on the 2001 Bone Spaceship" animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

“Dancing Jim Groom Around the World on the 2001 Bone Spaceship” animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

So that is what can come from invoking me, @iamTalkyTina in a blog post. Or if you make a monkey of me. And it shows just how much learning can come after a simple Face in the Hole.

Well, bye!

Looking Behind the Cubomaniac Eyes

So today The Daily Create tdc729 called it a Cubomaniac when you chop someone up into squares and then put them back together again.

First, I took my picture:

“Tina Awake” by iamtalkytina, on Flickr

Because I must have had an accident there was some kind of a filter turned on in my phone that made it look more yellow than normal. But that is okay.

Plus, before I did the next step, I had cropped the photo into a 1500 x 1500 square because it would be a Cubomaniac photo. Cubes are like squares, you know.

Then, I put the picture into Fireworks because it has some fancy tools for making slices (I don’t think it does chopping) so that I could make all of the squares square and all the same size as each other.  I made each one 300 pixels by 300 pixiels. Fireworks has snap-to-it guides (green lines that don’t show very well here) and slice-it lines (red lines) and then it made 25 square parts of me for remixing when I pressed the Export thingy.

SlicedTina

Then I put the pictures all back into Photoshop, and made a GIF of them. That was just for fun.

"Cubomaniac Peek-a-Boo" animatiedGIF by @iamTalkyTina

“Cubomaniac Peek-a-Boo” animatedGIF by @iamTalkyTina

Then, I lined their layers all up with the original picture so that I could move them around to make the Cubomaniac picture.

But I decided that instead of messing up my face completely, I would just move a couple squares and then say that Photoshop broke.

“Cubomaniac Eyes by iamtalkytina, on Flickr”

So that is how I made my Cubomaniac photo. Plus, the GIF.

I hope you liked them.

Well bye