My plan for the first project is to take two photos: one of the ground and one of a skyline. I’m then going to use Photoshop to pass the images through some filters to give them a more stylized look. I will then use Maya to model a set of frames that are hinged together, similar to traditional diptychs. From there I am going to model a series of three or four layers on the image planes to give the pictures a 3d look. Then a will map the Photoshoped images onto the layered model so that the whole thing looks like a stylized painting on a 3d base. I’m going to make the skyline image the pattern, and the ground one into texture. To make the goals more apparent, I will make the skyline image’s surface look like a light sanded wood, and the other image look like a rough porous stone.
Here are the images I’m planing on using – both the originals and the Photoshoped versions: