The New York Times, “Face Tattoos Go Mainstream”

I’ve spent about three weeks telling friends that by the next generation, face tattoos are going to be acceptable. They all scoffed. Good news: I trust old-ass newspapers when it comes to trends more than I do my same-aged friends.

Let’s cover some options:

The Duplitat, meant to confuse and ward off attackers.

Bregashi 7evenZer0, because Tekashi 6ix9ine has 69 tattooed on his body sixty-nine times and I can’t let him win.

Pride Day, because sometimes a Facebook filter just isn’t enough.

Ponce Lyfe, which, unfortunately, I have to wait until he dies before getting it inked. And he will never die, so…


Recent Photoshops

Working on faces forces me to focus on all sorts of new aspects. It’s hard to photoshop faces realistic to the eye, given how much we pay attention to them without even thinking about it. I’m finding that the more similar the light sources and angles, the easier the swap. (Something I’m sure anyone who’s followed any sort of photoshop lessons would’ve learned day 1.)

neilcicierega, using Photoshop’s content-aware fill, turned many Mario characters and one Mario logo into cartoonish, cyberspace cenobites. The famous plumber becomes some sort of Big-Brother Rayman. Peach: a hovering tentacle. It’s like the highest-tech glitch art there is.

I saw someone suggest on the internet that a particular picture of Rodney Dangerfield’s head be attached to a baby. So I did that. I’m having trouble figuring out why it still doesn’t look good: any ideas as to what makes his head so jarring and unnatural, lemme know. As of now I’m pretty certain I didn’t shade his head quite right, and I could’ve picked a baby looking the same direction Rodney was. But there’s still something else about this that makes me feel like I’m looking at a photoshop over a Good Photoshop.

Alternate post title: how i unwind from job-seeking

If you are the sort of person who dug that final Shiba, boy, have I got a collection of images for you!

(I’m pretty sure these were made with Photoshop’s content aware brushes, which attempt to paint with the patterns found at the brush’s origin. So happy we’ve reached a point where Photoshop developers have done everything they can for valuable photo-editing, and are now just like “what forbidden sights can we generate.” I love it.)