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    An extremely rare photo (circa 1965) of Jim Henson's next door neighbor(s) Ernie and Bert Shwartz, the supposed inspiration for Sesame Street Muppet characters Ernie and Bert (inset).

    (photo courtesy of Jane Henson)

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    This compositing thing you're doing is getting more and more intriguing, Ken! A wonderful work of imagination, with flawless execution! When art meets humour in such capable hands, the results are eye-opening! Thank you for the image and the inspiration.

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    Wow, soo real and a great story! THe texturing and coloring to combine with the picture is just amazing!

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    HA!


    Great concept. *snicker*
    I really like the way you think. Not only did you attempt the BW photo thing BUT a siamese twin joined at the skull.

    First one!


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    hey, Ken. wonderful backward thinking process =D

    I like.

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    Mommy, are you a boy or a squirrel?


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    Blown away once again. I always did think there was something about Bert & Ernie... wasn't sure what it was; now I know.
    Here's a question, do you plan out your images with paper and pencil, or simply dive right in?

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    lol on that little story ken....i just want you to know that i cant stop laughing now ... great image ..

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    The great thing about ZB is that you can just jump in and start "sketching" in 3D. So, for the characters I usually do that with little more than a vague idea in mind. And if the final image is just a head floating in space, that's how it will go; no pre-planning.

    But for images with more complex composition, I usually rough out the comp in Photoshop with an unfinished version of the model, just crudely drawing in other elements I might want.

    For the images that use real world photos, I find the right background first (usually through a cheap, near-useless photo-cd collection)The image picked will dictate somewhat the final comp.

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    cool

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    Disturbing, funny and excellent. The B&W photo look is extremely well done!
    The direction of companion mind should cooperate with rescue at lighting of a red lamp,or a buzzer. Please give me connection from a nearly extraordinary telephone.

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    Ken,

    This is an amazing image. Strangely, when I fisrt saw this my thought was... hey, this would be a great "photo" for the "Weekly World News". It's so much better than the art in that paper, though. I would however get a kick out of the article.

    Fantastic.

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    Absolutely incredible...
    Story, modeling, lights, texture, expressions, compositing...
    wow.

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    absolutely fantastic. what a great idea and way to accomplish it and so on... kudoskudoskudos

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    you have a wonderful imagination
    and a lot of talent....

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    huh? How do you jump in and sketch in 3D I dont get it?

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