Saturday, April 23, 2011

Stop Motion

One of my final assignment in my foundation computers class was to create a stop motion movie. I used the song "Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley, and took nearly 900 pictures. The images shown portray a common theme: love. Enjoy!
Watch it on youtube!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Textured Self Portrait

This is my digital textured self portrait, which I completed in photoshop. The objects that were scanned are two of my favorite hats, and a charcoal self portrait that I did a few weeks ago. I layered some of the same images and played with opacity levels to create a blur effect. I chose to include Van Gogh's "Starry Night," because that is my favorite painting by my favorite artist.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Photoshop Phun

These two images were my first "official" photoshop assignments. For the composite image, I chose a photograph I took while I was at Loch Lomond, Scotland, and I enjoyed throwing in those random objects. I also had fun combining Mel Gibson's head with the Westboro Baptist Church member. I think he could fit in there perfectly.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

"Intelligent" Response

I really enjoying watching the TED talks videos because it allows me to look at art and technology with a different perspective. The people giving the talks work in those specific fields, and can explain their own thoughts in a way that makes it intriguing for me. Some of the work I do is similar to their work, and I can be inspired by some if the things they say and do.

Also, the thought that my work can be stolen and used on the other side of the world is a bit scary for me. I take images off of Google every week without even thinking about it, but I don't know how I would feel if someone did that to my work. It makes me wonder if I should (at some point in the future) start copyrighting my work.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Type Drawings

This was my first experimentation with Adobe Illustrator. We had to create images using only type: an expressive, representational, non-representational, and a six-word bio image. This was my attempt.

Scanner Face

For this assignment, I pressed my face against a scanner and brought the image into Adobe Illustrator. I then layered the different values in Illustrator that I found in the scanned image, and matched them exactly as they appeared back in Illustrator. And WALA! SCANNER FACE.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

My Artwork (well, some of it)

Here is just some of a whole bunch of art I created this past year. Some of these works were completed during the past week, and others were done last semester and beyond. The medium I use the most is chalk pastel and charcoal, but I also use oil and acrylic paints, clay, and more. I hope you enjoy what I have done and I promise there will be more to come soon!