Okay, the rules said "anything goes" when it comes to being creative with the template. This is something that I've always wanted to try.
When thinking about costume ideas, I thought ghost might be fun. Even more relevant to deviantART would be the ghost of a painter. OOoo....! Scary, huh? I was thinking about the typical spooky noises a ghost would make, along with reaching out with the hands so I thought, "that would look so cool in 3-D... So there you go.
Disclaimer: The 3-D effect is for the cool factor and how it enhances the image. If you are not able to get the 3-D image, DO NOT FORCE IT. If your eyes start to hurt or you get a headache, STOP TRYING TO SEE THE 3-D IMAGE. I am not responsible for any headaches, eye aches/injuries, temporary or permanent. (Although I SERIOUSLY doubt any would be permanent, I have to cover my bases...)
In order to view in 3-D, you need to cross your eyes so that the two pictures merge. It will look like you have three images, the two originals on their respective sides, and in the middle will be the 3-D image. If you have trouble getting the 3-D effect, try holding a pen close to your face and focus on it with your eyes. Then slowly move the pen back towards the computer screen, while keeping it in focus.
Mind you guys, not everyone can do this, so if it doesn't work for you, for your viewing pleasure, simply choose one side of the image to look at.
(same exact images)
I hope that makes sense!
If you want to learn more about stereoscopic images (which started in the 1800s!!!) you can check out this Wikipedia article about the subject: [link] Those old, stereoscopic photographs work in the same way as this piece of artwork! (Although, they had super awesome viewing thingamabobs!)
But maybe i have to practise a little bit.
I know I'm not the first person on dA to use stereoscopic 3-D imagery in their art. It's the first time I've tried it, though.
the text doesn't seem to quite work. it's close but you have to refocus to read it. can't see both the image and the text at the same time.
still, gratz on the creative idea!
Then again, no one in my family even seems to be able to get the 3-D effect to work in the first place. Thanks for the comment.
good luck ! hope u win ..
It's very interesting
If you stand a little farther away from the screen, it might not give you quite such a headache. But thank you anyway for your sacrifice to view my art. :3
I was thinking that maybe you should try horizontally flipping one of the images which would then create a different ghost when going crosseyed. Just a thought.
Anyway, I've looked through the other entries and as always there are some truly brilliant pieces of which yours is one. What sets yours apart is the 3D idea which adds an extra level of creativity and in my book that's a good thing. Well done.