Sunday, May 31, 2009

The final sequence...Set of 3 COMPLETE!

Well here it is in all of it's completed set of 3/my favorite project so far. They go from top to bottom in sequence so that when hung on a wall the two end images will face inward towards the middle image. This has been my favorite of all of the projects we've done this quarter and the one that I've felt the most creative on and was able to use all of the things that I love about art. I am very proud of this set because I think it truly shows just how much I've learned through this course and how much improvement I've made.

3 of 3 complete...woohoo!

YAY! My 3rd piece to my set of 3 is complete...above is the final product and it will appear as the center/middle to my sequence. I think this one might be my favorite because it is the most colorful and it combines aspects of the 1st and 2nd images.

This is the base image I used of Will...I debated on another image that was a bit more silly and he was making a funny face, but I felt that it might throw off the flow of the sequence.
This is the base image I used for the background, I had originally planned on using tile for the 3rd piece but it just did not have the same feel as the other two backgrounds. I am however very happy with how the stones turned out in the end.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

whoa! 2nd of 3...DONE

Well dang, look at me being is the completed 2nd piece in my sequence of 3 and much like the 1st piece it took a pretty long time to do. I should also explain that the 1st and 2nd images are going to act as the end pieces to my sequence and the face in on the center image. My favorite part of this particular piece is the wood grain backdrop and the cream swirls...I think they compliment each other well and really allow the picture of Will to extend through out the piece. Much more to come...

Base Images for 2nd of 3

Wow! I am super loving this project and I am so happy that I seem to finally be able to get my ideas across in an assignment. So here are the base images for the 2nd of the 3 pieces...first and foremost is another picture of Will from Cartel. This may seem a bit familiar because this photo is also represented in my artistic portrait.
Above is my reference picture for the backdrop of the 2nd piece, I made a decision during the 1st piece to try and incorporate my love for textures and patterns as well. So now each of the 3 will contain a graffiti-type background involving some sort of pattern or texture. The first one contains a brick wall and the 2nd will have this wood paneling.
These are the base swirls that I used for the 2nd piece and they are much more delicate than the first piece and sort of hold a whimsical feel to them. More to come...

okay...1st of 3...Remix I know I told all of you in my last post that I had finished my 1st piece for my set of 3 but after some discussion over colors and wanting everything to have the same amount of focus I did a little editing. So here is the final copy of the 1st piece and to be honest I like it even more now than I did before.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

1st of 3 pieces...DONE!!

okay wow! so this took so long to finish, I hope I can get the other two done in time...anyway this is the 1st of my final set of 3....and I love it!! This is probably my favorite project we've done so far and I can actually tell how much I have learned from this class. I did most of this first piece in illustrator and it's probably a little hard to see from the size of the image but it includes....Will Pugh [lead singer for CARTEL] through shapes....lyrics and lastly my pride and joy my neon graffiti brick wall. I think it came out really well and it really shows off some of my other skills and interests, i.e. photography and color. More to come as the last two pieces start coming together :)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Progress on 1st of 3

Okay so I've made quite some progress on the first of my set of 3...above is the base image for the swirl background...I edited out the floral bits and made it just the basic shapes.

This is the base image of Will from Cartel...lead vocals & guitar...I cut him out of the photo and then live-traced him in Illustrator. To make him appear more graphic I limited his colors to 7, which gave him almost a hand-painted feel.
Now this is what I have so far, I'm in love with this project so far....there will be tons of color and more graphics when all said and done, but for now this is just showing you my progress.

More to come!

Final Computer Art Project...oh wow!

So it seems that like most things in life, my time in Computer Art is coming to an end and it's time to start talking about our final project....oh wow!

Final Project Details:
*Set of 3 pieces with an overall theme
*Using either Illustrator or Photo Shop or Both
*Total creative freedom

I have taken some time to really think about what I want to convey as an artist for this last project and I really want to show how much I have learned and taken away from this course. I have decided to blend my love for music/concert photography and create a set of 3 images using photos I have taken of my favorite band, CARTEL. These images will be altered and transformed in both Photo Shop and Illustrator to show not only the passion from the band, but also to show the figurative music and artistry that flows through the air during a performance. I will create this swirl of music notes, colors and lyrics that will stream from the performance pictures. This will allow me not only to use my skills in photography, but also to show the new skills I've gathered from this any chance that I get to use really bright colors I'm a happy camper.

There is much more to come and I will be keeping all of you posted on my progress...

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Project Update - Professor Design

YAY! I finally finished my professor was a long time coming but I think I finally have it where I really like how it looks. Here are some main points about the piece...

1. Portrayed is my former CPB Advisor Brad Burton
2. He is basically a real life VanWilder
3. Knocking on 40 but acts 22
4. All of the words in the background represent his key phrases and parts of his life.
5. The overall representation is that he is shallow, so I wanted it to appear that he was laying in the bottom of a shallow pool.
6. Oh and trust me I am not being mean he knows all of this stuff about himself

Who wouldn't love Carebear playing cards...

Well it's week 8 already and I just finished my 4th official project for computer art...fictional playing cards based off the classic 80s-90s cartoon The Carebears! The example above is my king card featuring The Tender-Heart Lion [who isn't actually a Carebear...he's a Carebear Cousin]. This was created using Illustrator and I have to admit that this project was a lot harder than I had was my first time as an artist using this program and it took me quite some time to figure out how to do a lot of the basics. It is still pretty rough and plan on adding much more to it later, but for the most part I am pretty pleased with how it has come out so far.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sorry for the delay...lets see what I've been working on

Well if you couldn't already tell what my next project is all about I will give you a hint...The Carebears! Yes, our current computer art project is designing our own set of playing cards using fictional characters and because I love bright colors so much I knew I had to pick the Carebears for this project. The first card I am working on is the King card...I've chosen the Tender-Heart Lion as my subject for many reasons....first of all he is reguarly pictured in some sort of king-like stance and is often carrying a staff, also because traditionally in stories lions are portrayed as "king of the jungle". I am using illustrator to recreate an image I found using google and contruct him in to a proper playing card king...more details to come!