Face / mask, incl. awesome construction trick! Like

by: GalaxyTraveler Follow

In my tutorial video you can see a surprisingly easy way to create a funny or scary face / mask. The shape finds itself almost automatically, it's not the usual way of construction with magnet spheres.

The strand to start with is 24x4 spheres and you simply cut it into 4 pieces, each 6 magnets long.

This foto shows just the projected shadow, not the magnets themselves. Lighting was done from below through a glass plate, the shadow is projected on a standard office copy paper. The original shot already had a slight gradient and was yellowish due to wrong auto white-balancing. The final colors were achieved by maximizing contrast and saturation multiple times. Usually a bad idea because it blows out colors and increases noise and grain, but in this case it was intended in order to get a devilish Halloween look.


  • Nanodots - 3 years ago
    I really like your video. It's funny how magnets almost always find their way into some recognizable shape.
  • GalaxyTraveler - 3 years ago
    Yes they often find their way into some interesting patterns or so, but this the first time I immediately recognized a face :) I'm sure there are more cool behaviors like that, they just need to be discovered :D