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It's all in the eyes

Posted by Fallon Foster on

Every so often I make something that I wouldn't feel right putting up for sale.  This happens regularly with prototypes for all the obvious reasons but every so often it happens with things I'm perfectly familiar with.  In this case, I thought it'd be a cool idea to burn a picture of Nikola Tesla.  His birthday was just a few weeks ago and he cuts a pretty sharp image for a Serbian at the end of the 19th century.

The burning itself went just fine.  Four hours of careful attention and all I had left were the eyes.  So naturally that's where things went squirrely.  The left iris wound up at a different angle than the right iris, giving him a sort of cross-eyed look.  I feel pretty foolish for making such a simple mistake, but there's not much that can be done about it now. I might try again later at some point, but in the interim this project'll have to go to the Not For Sale bin.