Seriously, these are incredible! A friend has asked me to do steampunk costuming with her for New Zealand's Armageddon in october so I'm trawling the internet for ideas right now. These are definitely something I want to make!
Is there glass in these? Sorry to ask a weird question but how hard would it be to add tinted glass or plastic?
Thanks very much...these goggles are essentially made from trash...toilet paper rolls, scraps of suede, plumbing parts that I painted gold, and the lenses are just thin pieces of plastic that I cut off of a box....so I'm sure it wouldn't be hard to add tinted glass or plastic at all. I used the plans from this tutorial: [link] but then deviated, of course. If you end up making some, be sure to send me a link so I can see
We totally have to do a Steampunk shoot one of these days. Assuming we can get Chris all decked out, of course! He's got the perfect look for it, either with short hair, or long, with his sideburns, and those little geeky glasses of his... These are FANTASTIC, of course. But then, you already knew that. And I'm jealous--of course. But then, you knew I would be, didn't you?!
Honestly, I think Chris is spent. But like I said before, if we can convince my friend Matt to get his butt up to New England, he would do it in a heartbeat...and he has experience modeling. [link]
I've also started a digital painting self portrait with the goggles....it's looking pretty cool so far, but my photoshop was giving problems last night, so hopefully that was just a fluke and I don't have to reinstall it or anything.
I tried to purge, but the option was grey and wouldn't let me. The problem I kept having last night was I would be painting, and then when I went to the toolbar, my cursor wouldn't change...it just stayed as the little circle and then it wouldn't let me click on anything in the program. When I went out of the program, the paint cursor remained, but with the arrow on top of it...so I just had to close the program out without saving..it was very annoying.
And thanks for pointing towards the brushes....it'll have to sort through them all
Wo-ow, that sucks you quit without saving. Did you try whatever the Mac equivalent of Alt is? In Windows I'd try Ctrl+S (Save), and then try Alt to get into the menus and go through them with my arrow keys, failing that at least hit Print Screen to take a screenshot, then with that in the clipboard: Ctrl+Alt+Del to close off Photoshop, open MSPaint, Ctrl+V (Paste) and Ctrl+S (Save), then with the screenshot safely on my hard drive, reboot, open the image with PS and like quadruple the image size, transparency 30%, new layer and work over it like it was a template. But I don't know if you can do that on a Mac.
Well...I don't know anything about Macs...but in the Windows world, that's definitely the sign that it's time for a reboot! That's too bad, though--that you had to exit without saving. Been there, done that. Undoubtedly will be there again, come to think of it...
I had rebooted twice...and I left my computer off for the whole day and just turned it on. But I think I realized it was the brush I was using--I had downloaded those other brushes and tried them all out.....but when I started working again and switched to the brush I was using, it froze up again. Ugh.
Ah--that makes sense, then! Check the dynamics on the brush--they can be real resource hogs, if they're set too high...too much tilt sensitivity, for instance... (Or else just forget about that brush. )
no, it is metal around the lenses...I went to the hardware store and if you look in the plumbing section there are various types of metal washers and pieces for pipes. They were originally silver, but I have a talent for faux finishing so i painted them to look like an aged and roughed up brass. Hardware stores are amazing for art projects and usually much cheaper than things you can pick up at the craft store.