CGI and Retouching
Working on this project for The Hive demanded some creative solutions. Generating a few thousand high-poly bees, complete with furry bodies and legs, took a bit of doing (I’ve posted on the process elsewhere).
The idea was to create the look of those old sort of “Ripley’s Believe it or Not” kind of shots of people with beards or shirts made of live bees (like this). We started with an original vintage shot of Jack Daniel’s himself – and his understandably famous moustache – and did some rather intricate CG and retouching work.