A Side of Alien Salad

Bonnie Burton | August 20, 2007

Spotted on LaughingSquid.com, “Salad” is a digital portrait of the Alien created from photos of vegetables by artist Till Nowak — making it a rather edible “tribute to H.R. Giger and Giuseppe Arcimboldo.”

Till Nowak modeled twelve digital vegetables in 3ds Max using classical polygon modeling techniques. Photographs of fresh vegetables were used for the texturing process. Most of the vegetables started with a cylinder primitive and needed around 30 minutes of work. The modeling was easy – it was much more difficult to find the right places and orientations to build a monster with it.

For a closer look at “Salad,” check out Till Nowak’s site here.

Perhaps this might inspire Star Wars fans to make a coleslaw tribute to Chewbacca or an IG-88 from celery sticks. Hint. Hint. Well, at least we’ll always have Grocery Store Wars!


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