Youtube: My Morning Jacket – Touch me I Am Going To Scream Part 2
This image was inspired by one of my favorite bands. The inspiration for this came from the song, mainly from two parts. The lines; “if you touch me, well I just think i’ll scream.” And the instrumental breakdown that if you ask me, is mind blowing and pyschadelic.
For this image, I started by creating a vector image of a hand pointing. I did this by going to morgueFile, find an image, and tracing it. I then created the the light effects by taking a blank canvas, and using the marque tool and creating a rectangle. I then used the brush tool to fill it with white, and used the smudge tool to give the ends shape, much like a light beam. I then duplicated the layer, and added a guasian blur to the duplicated one to give it a luminous effect. I did this for both hands, and then usued the color balance tool to give them different colors. For the circle of light in the middle of the image, I used the same method, but created a white circle, duplicated it, gave it various blur effects like motion blur, smudge it too, and also used color balance on it.
Although the song says “touch” I went a different direction with this image. When I listen to this song, I see the life force shooting out of hands and fingers when they are close to touching another human.