|Some of my latest & prouder creations...|
I am Toysoldier Thor. This is the name I go by within the 3D virtual world of SecondLife and even throughout the online communities that I participate in. |
SecondLife is an amazing huge virtual world with 10's of thousands of lands and millions of residents. You exist as an avatar. From this world I take photographs of the amazing 3D creations around me. These photographs are not unlike photographs in real life where camera angles and lighting and all those aspects must be taken into consideration. Then I create photo art from these raw images.
I have also expanded my recent addiction of creating art (since April 2010 spawned in SL) to experiment with Real Life photography, 3D art, and mixed media art. As you see from my gallery, I have gotten into everything. I love to learn within each type of art.
This is an artwork created from a photo that was taken back in 2011 within the Humanoid sim in SecondLife and was sitting in my "unfinished photos" folder. I finally decided to tackle this photo.
I wanted to focus on the Crows in this emotionally dark photo. It was a much larger photo of the crows flying through the trees over an old church ruins and ceemetary.... but I loved the crows in the trees the most. I had to figure how to add more emphasis to the darkness and ominous nature I saw. I decided to used the blacked out eyes of a masquerade mask I have and photographed a couple years ago.
I feel the shadows of the eyes speak and the crows emot the feeling of darkness and something ominous.
A group of crows is called a "murder" so the artwork title was quite simply : MURDER OF CROWS