Friday, September 2, 2016

Faking Bad Update

Time to celebrate!
Dom Perignon, 1998
I was finally able to create the most difficult and challenging beverage of all, a glass of water:

It looks simple enough, but there are several problems:  (1) to avoid "shrinkage" of the plastic which causes it to pull away slightly from the walls of the glass leading to an unsightly and "fake" appearance; (2) to get the ice cubes to appear slightly melted and (3) to get them to "float" like real ones do. Here is a top view of the ice:

Next, I added a bit of frosting to the outside wall of the glass to give it the appearance of being cold:

I'm still working on simulating the "sweat" that appears on a glass of cold beverage on a hot day.

That is a real bottle of Dom which my father-in-law gave us long ago for an anniversary but it's long gone. It turns out that the ice is fake too:


MamaM said...

This is beyond belief! Congratulations, chickelit!
Your persistence inspires, as does this clear evidence of vision, creativity and hard work.

ndspinelli said...

It would even fool Gunga Din. Or, for you less literate, it would fool Bobby Boucher.

chickelit said...

@MamaM: Thank you! You have been a most positive supporter of my efforts since the beginning.

Adamsunderground said...

I can dig it.

Grazing in the Grass by The Friends of Distinction

chickelit said...

Grazin' in the grass is gas...

Love that song, Adam. It's a deep embed in my brain, probably dating from 1969 AM radio.

Sixty Grit said...

Excellent work. Your powers of observation are very impressive.

Of course, if I set out fake ice cubes now people will think they are real - we had a cold snap move through behind the hurricane. It's down to 65 degrees now. I'll probably have to scrape ice off the windshield this morning.

Trooper York said...

Way cool!