What's going on here? Is this a person with mud on his face? Is it a statue? What the hell is it? Those seem to be the questions most people ask. Pretty weird, huh?To return to the picture, click here.
I'll tell you what it is. It's a statue, but I've digitally given it human eyes. The statue is the Lumberjack statue in front of Northern Arizona University's bookstore. The eyes belong to a model. I added them using Adobe Photoshop. I use Photoshop a lot to touch up photos and create graphics, but I also use it for the occasional photo manipulation special effects, as can be seen here.
The statue is already incredibly life-like, thanks to the incredible artist who created it. But the one thing that makes any statue, painting, or photograph look really alive is the eyes. So I decided to add some.
Pretty spooky, huh...