Sunday, 10 March 2013
It is snowing outside right now, (Sunday) but the weather forecast for next weekend in Glasgow is for it to be dry all day. Hard to believe, and they have got it all wrong before.
Anyway, Saturday is 3DDDay for me. Confused? That is the day that I have arranged with Celtic Football Club to do a 3D chalk painting outside the stadium prior to their home match against Aberdeen. The picture above is a simulation of what I am hoping the final picture will look like.
If you know anything about 3D art work, you will understand that there is an awful lot of forced perspective going on. For instance, this figure of Jimmy Johnstone will appear life size, but in actual fact his legs alone will be twelve feet long. The perspective then changes as the figure is continued up the concrete pillar and the raised arm is yet another plane, as it is at right angles to the upper body.
Even I am starting to get confused here! But if everything works out OK, the figure of Jimmy Johnstone, when viewed from a distance of ten feet, should be life size. I will then be inviting fans to stand level with Jimmy's feet for a photograph (with their own phone). If all works out well, they should be the same size as the drawn figure.
It is all being done for Celtic's charity to help the needy in Africa. Celtic charity reps will be there with donation buckets, so if you are passing Celtic Park on Saturday, say hello and drop some change in the bucket.