Ben Cantrick (mackys) wrote,
Ben Cantrick
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"Art": Back Alley Abortion Clinic #9.





I call it "Back Alley Abortion Clinic #9".

Sounds very high-faultian, but the long and short of it is the toilet here has gotten plugged up and I can't seem to get it unplugged. And the building maintainence guy won't be back from vacation until Monday. So I tried to use a clothes hanger to dislodge whatever's caught, but it's apparently past the first two bends of the "S" shaped trap built into the toilet, so you can't reach it. While I was jiggling the hangar around in there my sick mind of course went right to the idea of back alley, coat-hanger abortions.

Took a picture with my digicam (had to stand in the bathtub) and then went after it with PhotoShop 6. I lasso'd the water (poorly, I might add) and tweaked with the Hue/Saturation and Color Balance controls. The "hard light" setting made the contents of the bowl look particularly slimy, so I went with that. A little smudge tool where the red met the tan and it doesn't look nearly as bad.

The blood, I'm sorry to say, doesn't look realistic. I made it too red. Needs to be dryer and slightly blacker. But blame the artisan, not the tool - I used Jarrett's blood tutorial which is really excellent if you have a decent eye for color.
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