GIMP, why won’t you love me?!

I.e. the free crowdsource image editing software.

*sighs* I try, you know? This is the first step in the whole “create” thing that I got going; putting my designs out there, seeing what happens, caz I have tons and they aren’t going anywhere right now.

LOVE visually designing things, one of my faves being music videos. I cannot listen to a song (except jazz) without making a design in my head for either stage performance of it or a filmed music video. I have years of designs of sets, choreography, costume designs, all hoarded in a file of loose papers of things that will probably never be made. And that’s a shame. So I’m going to try and make them, hopefully. And I’m going to try and create, like I’ve said. Problem is, most of them are quite ambitious, will need tools, knowhow and monies to actually create, so I’m starting with drawing them to a more recognizable standard. And writing them so that people will see them.

The accolade of first attempted goes to The Apple, it needs a real title. Effectively it is the Apple logo made true, made out of gold wire, about the height of your thigh in full rounded 3d mode, gaps between the wire as it bends to shape it – much like a cage. Out of the side is the iconic bite, made with a depression in the wire form that bends inwards, the rim of the depression soft, not sharp, as the wire changes direction. A stalk arises from the centre top, woven together from computer wires, the ones with multiple coloured wires, mainly green and red, the top of the stalk being the plugs at the end of them. Inside the wire Apple itself is a girl, barely able to fit inside, hunched over, her body following the curves of the wire as they wrap around her. The wire stalk reaches down, to inside, and ends at her stomach like an umbilical cord. Eyes open, she stares out blankly, seeing not watching, living not being.

That’s what I want to create. The girl would most likely be some form of flat cardboard, cut to fit inside the Apple. HW I’ve not had much practice at drawing on computers so my first try has not come out too well. I may see if I can get a hold of some wire and make it in miniature.

whyappl-copy

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