Teagan and I are hard at work on this week’s Jazz Wednesdays which means
I have to take a short break from Art by Rob Goldstein to make illustrations.
Several of Teagan’s readers have asked how I make the illustrations for Hullaba Lulu, so here’s a quick explanation: to make these illustrations I use two gaming computers and a virtual reality platform.
Each virtual photo shoot takes about six hours and I usually have to do two shoots to get the images I want.
I use four to six avatars per shoot.
Each avatar must be dressed, posed, and positioned, and getting this right
takes total concentration.
The sets I use must be built or purchased, and modified and sometimes
I take at least five to six gigabytes of high-resolution bitmap files per shoot.
Post-processing also takes concentration because the avatars are usually
distorted in subtle ways, so in that sense I use Photoshop to redraw the scene.
This short video is composed of extra shots from the last six shoots for Hullaba Lulu.
I have to go see a man about a dog.
Doin the Raccoon by Rudy Vallee, 1928
Graphics and video by Rob Goldstein (c) 2018