Following an exchange of ideas on Twitter involving the artist Richard G Evans – who specialises in wonderful tree portraiture linked to GPS locations encouraging people to go and compare his highly detailed fine pen renderings with the real thing – I got thinking about how far we can stretch the depiction of a tree and still retain the essential tree-shapeness.
And so follows a series of universal freeview stereoscopic images – originally a photograph made with a pair of cameras, but with art effects made with the phone app Prisma. To view in 3D relax your eyes in a way that merges two images into one. The left hand side is for crosseyed viewing & right for parallel. If the image still looks flat you’ve probably merged the outer two images (making the images bigger might help fix that).
You can follow via the first tweet here
A thread of universal freeview #3D images – originally a stereo photograph, but with art effects made with Prisma.
To view relax your eyes in a way that merges two images into one. The left hand side is for crosseyed viewing & right for parallel
First up "Thota Vaikuntam" [1/8] pic.twitter.com/fYO1302xsr
— Dan Ridley-Ellis (@FlyingQuercus) March 30, 2019
Or via the threadreader app which puts all the tweets on a single webpage.
Do also take the time to check out Richard’s drawings – and if you can, the real trees too.
Some of my 'GPS Tree' drawings.
Commission a drawing of your own favourite tree https://t.co/6jNUDW7GH0 @RamblersGB @WalksBritain @OutdoorsMagic @Walks @RamblersGB @HikingTheTrail @WineSpectator @Decanter @nationaltrust @Britnatureguide @LondonNPC @WoodlandTrust @royalsociety pic.twitter.com/6IaXgxB2Ab
— Richard G Evans (@RGE_Art) September 23, 2018