Design your own art project.
I made this project because it seemed like a really awesome opportunity to film and make a skate edit. All of the footage in this edit was from the ramp here at our school. To make this I filmed any time we were making progress or skating the ramp. I feel that the video does a great job of telling the story of making the mini ramp. This visual piece is a great representation of group work and how far it can get you.
Technology Political Cartoon
What I learned
I really enjoyed this project because I was able to express my beliefs on technology in a visual way. I also learned how to scan drawing and trace them with Illustrator. I Also learned how cautious you have to be with outside variables when scanning your drawings. I really did enjoy this project overall and I feel that I learned many skills that I will use in later projects.
Utopia and Dystopia Visual Aid
This project was to create a visual aid for our Utopian society. Utopia and dystopia are both present factors in our current society. The visual aid I made was an advertisement for my skateboarding utopia. The name of my of my society is 917 which is the name of a famous skateboard board brand. In 917 there is no people against skateboarding and it is praised as a life style. I feel that my visual aid shows that 917 is a place where you can express yourself freely.
For this project I originally wanted to use I movie, but I decided to use windows movie maker. I feel like this decision ultimately benefited me in the end. With movie maker I was able to apply text easier at the end. This project taught me, that while making an animation every frame matters. I also realized how painstaking animation is. I feel that humanities taught me to think out side of the box and I am glad I can do so at Animas.
Final: Utopia/ Dystopia visual aid
( Final photoshopped project above )
( Proof sheet above )
In the beginning of the semester I had absolutely no prior knowledge of Photoshop. The first Photoshop related project we did, ( The name project ) was really a struggle for me. It was a lot of trial and error, with tools in Photoshop. Towards the end of the project it really broaden my horizons in Photoshop. I went in to the teacher creature project with good confidence and high expectations of my self and I believe that it really paid off. I feel I really pushed my skills in Photoshop and it overall gave me greater skills and forced me to think out side of the box. In this project I learned lots about hue and saturation, shading and edge refinement.
This portion taught us the basic skill of how to warp Images. This one is a little hard to tell but the left tooth is a little bit pointier than the other one. This one like the eye color change (below) I chose the tooth with the pen tool and I then warped the separate layer.
This skill was that It taught me how to change the hue and the color saturation in the eye, bye selecting the eye with the pen tool.
This skill for me was the hardest to completes. What you had to do was create two separate layers one dirt, one person. Then I copied the dirt on to the same layer as as the person, I then erased the left over dirt.
The name project
This was the very first project we were assigned in digital art. Roxy introduced this project to us by showing us a TED talk about viewing the world differently. We then set out on the campus and started to photograph elements in the environment that looked like the letters in our name. The task was a lot harder than I thought it would be then we would also have to edit the elements to make the letters in the photos stand out. This project was about unification, and looking back at my project I wish I chose a better background to unify my images.This project really showed us the basics to Photoshop and it showed me a new door to digital arts.
- Photoshop CC Basics: http://jetsetcom.net/useful-resources/photoshop-cc-resources.html
- SHOW and TELL Photoshop Basics: http://simplephotoshop.com/photoshop_tools/index.htm
- Photoshop Basics: Refine Edge Window (know it, LOVE it, never copy and paste without it again)