December 25, 2012

Meadhouse, kinkaidified...

... by Chip Ahoy:



... who explains how he did it here.

This is my original, mere reality, deemed too bleak by those who find fulfillment in the work of Thomas Kinkade:

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And here's a genuine Kinkade Christmas scene, whose deer look familiar... except it seems that Chip took the trouble to give the older deer an upturned tail to match the fawn's. It's that kind of attention to detail that turns our hearts aglow, like windows in that humble cottage... there, across yon half-frozen stream:

15 comments:

Lyle said...

Lovely. Love Chip Ahoy.

YoungHegelian said...

What I find so impressive about Chip's work is that he can just pop this stuff out ad hoc to something the Prof. posts.

That's not just talent. That's a craftsman who knows and loves his tools.

ricpic said...

There's a powerline running through that Kinkade!

Lem said...

Last night when I saw Chips work I thought there was too much sunlight for the Kinkadeification to work.

But now, after seeing the original, I see Chip had it just about right.

(He could have darken up the sunlight a bit)

Big Mike said...

Nice piece of work, Chip, but I think you should have photoshopped out the power line. People who live in Kincaid cottages don't need no electric power.

pm317 said...

Yay! Chip Ahoy..

edutcher said...

Hey, Chip, did you use any filters on that?

If so, what ones?

And, yes, that really is quite good.

Erika said...

My favorite thoughtful takedown of Thomas Kincaid.

Chip Ahoy said...

Educator, no filters. It was just layers in Photoshop. It's really chincey, like a can of spray paint. ffffffft, fffffft, ffffffft, spray all over the place and it came out like that.

edutcher said...

OK.

Just wondering. My perspective on such things is using plug-ins.

harkin said...

I lived for years in Placrville near one of TK's homes. The running joke about his pedestrian (but very well-selling) art was that you knew it was a Kinkade if every light in the house was on.

Dr Weevil said...

Hmmm. If FarmAid was a concert to help farmers, what is a KinkAid? Or do we really want to know?

tpceltus said...

do you have a link to chip's website?

chuck said...

I look at Kincaid's snow covered house and I want to scream "avalanche". At least a foot of snow, a steep roof, and a warm fire underneath, there is more snow on that roof than snow under the deer's hooves. It has all got to come down sometime.

Astro said...

It has always struck me as coincidental or maybe Freudian that the nostalgic glow in a Kincaid composition looks like the glow that people see as they age and their eyes get cataracts.