November 29th, 2017
Going to be making a GIF soon for one of my assignments so i took the time to look around for some attractive ones, for the most part I see GIF s used more for comedic effect rather then for artist purposes so I was happy to find this GIF that has so much movement in created from the flowing lines and and colour moving away from the center figure. I also like it because of the kind of mystery of what it really means, i would like to think this GIF is just trying to say that we should allow our minds to be free and think what we want and be free to imagine.
Here is a link to the original work: https://www.designboom.com/art/james-r-eads-the-glitch-mesmerizing-animated-gifs-09-23-2016/
November 1st, 2017
Been a while since I posted, this piece I enjoyed making a lot. I had a ton of fun with this figuring out the composition and angle that I wanted to take of my book, took me a couple of tries playing around with the lighting and position of the book. After that I took the photo into photoshop and adjusted the histogram and adding some overlays to create a slightly warmer feeling.
This piece was inspired by Joel Robison work where he talks about beginning a new adventure, where he has a similar work with a hole in a book leading somewhere else. I got the idea to use the shire home from lord of the rings when I was reading, i felt so pulled into the story that I was pushed to make this.
As for how I managed to get the shire home into the book without ripping it, I grabbed a piece of paper and ripped a hole into it placed it on the book and took a picture of it then removed the piece of paper and took another photo in the exact some space. I merge the two pictures together then took a copy right free image from the internet and added it between the two merged images. Manipulating the shadows so that the rip looks like it fits into the book rather then seeming separate.
Monday, January 9th, 2017
This piece was made in Adobe Photoshop, using a drawing pad to draw the logo ‘Goggle’ and he pencil that draws it.
To draw the pencil I did a light sketch of the pencil i was holding in my hand increasing the width of the pencil slightly and shortening its length as I didn’t want the pencil clipping out of the window. After the first sketch I went ahead and started colouring in the areas trying to make sure no white sports were left.
For the word ‘Google’ to make sure the writing of ‘Google’ was as natural looking as possible I kept drawing the word ‘Google’ in my sketch book paying close attention to the way my pencil was positioned. This made sure that the word ‘Google’ was drawn as naturally as possible.
When I was first making this piece I couldn’t think at first what my google doodle assignment was going to look like, I was sitting in class playing around with my pencil and I thought why don’t I just animate my pencil drawing the google logo. At first I thought the process was going to fast and not take as long as it did, 96 frames later and I was done.
Originally at the end of my piece I wanted to then erase ‘Google’ with the end of the pencil but it would have added on a lot more frames and would have extended the piece by 2 more days at most. With the holidays coming up I didn’t see me adding it in or if I did it wouldn’t be as good as the rest of the animation.
Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
This piece was completely made in Adobe Photoshop and inspired by Barbara Kruger, I wanted to tackle that fact that women still aren’t being properly included in political debates and discussions.
To get really into this piece I did a bit of research into the matter using the UN global issues website, I found information saying that when women are included in peace processes the probability of the agreement lasting at least 2 years increased by 20% and increased by 35% when it lasts at least 15 years.
I wanted to get across that women should be seen more for their intellect then their bodies, or with their bodies. In fact everyone should be seen for their actions and choices rather then their appearance. To get this point across I changed up the commonly used statement of “Brains over brawn.” and changed it to “Brains over beauty.”
For the image its self, I had as the background the UN symbol with its cyan associated colour, and over played a women talking into a microphone. I overlaid the cyan colour onto the women so that your eyes would put the two things together, the UN and the women. Going for large white bold font with a black background to make them stand out was a good idea, also the placement of the word “brains” at the top over the word “beauty” not only telling the user but also showing them.
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
Sorry about this piece coming out later than intended.
This piece was made using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. When first making this piece I came up with 3 quotes about friends, as I currently am in a good mood because of my friends.
The I used 3 different type faces the first is the white text, which i didn’t want to be as noticed as the other text, so it was smaller and sank to the back ground. The 2nd type face i used was for the words ‘Best’ and ‘Before’, I want these 2 words to be noticed after the word ‘Friends’ was noticed. The reason they are a light red with a pink highlight is because I wanted to get the feeling of happy or warm, that’s also why the word ‘Friends’ is coloured yellow. The word ‘Friends’ I used a script type face as I wanted a more elegant looking word so that it caught the eye and brought the gaze of the user to the middle of the piece rather than lingering on other words and getting distracted.
When dealing with the background I wanted to show friendship, this why I included 2 girls sitting alone mirroring each other body language, which is casual and comfortable. This body language shows they are comfortable with each other and get along. After deciding on the image I went with a light blur on the image as it was not the main focus of the piece, I didn’t want to over blur the image so that it wasn’t able to be even made out, but I also didn’t want the eye to look at it for too long, think of the image as almost ‘background noise’. I then overlaid lighter more cheerful colours of lights, further blurring the image by blending it and the words together into the image, yet still keeping them in focus and pulled away from the background.
I think I could have done much better on this piece, possible by removing the colour from the words and trying to playing with them more, such as wrapping the text into images to show the feelings I trying to get across rather than using colour.
Hope you enjoyed.
Tuesday, November 8th, 2016
This is some mandatory research I had to do for my class leading up to creating some design being in typography, going to be using Illustrator to create this piece. No promises on when its coming out, looking at maybe one or two weeks.
This type of font gives off the feeling of formal and traditional, but not modern. It’s easy to read and appealing and symmetrical, allowing the eyes to follow along the words easily.
‘SONY’ advertises and sells computers, tablets, TVs and online services and guides.
Which makes you wonder why ‘SONY’ hasn’t update their logo like ‘Google’ did a while ago. Although the change would be seem weird at first a think that ‘SONY’ would work better if they user a Sans Serif font because its seen as more modern. They want a more modern feeling considering that fact that they are in the technology market. The feeling of traditional is not a feeling that should be associated with new technologies.
Sans Serif fonts
This font gives off some of the same feelings of Serif font, being still as easy to read and understand. The difference is that Sans Serif is a more modern version of Serif.
‘Goggle’ is a primarily a search tool like ‘Bing’ or ‘Yahoo’. ‘Google +’ is also a social sharing website, they have also come out recently with and android IOS.
I think ‘Google’ making the choice back in 2015 to update their logo from Serif font to Sans Serif font was a good idea. Since Serif is more of a traditional older looking font, while Sans Serif is more modern a better fitting to a company that sells technology and works on websites.
Script font can either give off the feeling of a formal writing or a more friendly form, as if it was hand written. The font is slightly harder to read then the other two fonts, but is much more fluid and varied making, giving the feeling of elegance.
‘Coca-Cola’ sells carbonated drinks with their own flavors, similar to ‘Pepsi’. They also sell ‘Coca-Cola’ merchandise.
Script font for this company I feel is fine, since the logo itself used to be the creators signature, because back when it was created there was no printing, a company’s name was its signature. I think even if ‘Coca-Cola’ wanted to change their Logo font they would suffer massive customer loss. The company name has so much brand image associated with its font, that changing it would risk too much.
Friday, November 4th, 2016
With Remembrance Day coming up soon my class was assigned a task to make a remembrance themed photomontage. I wanted to get the feelings associated with remembrance day in this piece, I went for rich red standing out against a grey background. The symmetric piece having a large rich red Canadian maple leaf. This symbolizes the fact that the soldiers underneath the maple leaf have given their life for the country. In the back ground many graves and seen with a few dotted poppies here and there, popping out to give a slightly warm feel. The tone however of the piece is more serious but is lightened by the rich red poppies.
The quote underneath the maple leaf if you can’t read it says “Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?” The quote is from Terry Partchett. I would like to think that it his quote also extends to the women that gave their lives too. I pray for any of those who are still suffering because of a lost one from war or the death of anyone from any cause.
When making this piece I ran into a little difficulties as I couldn’t find the right images I had imagined in my head. I first thinking doves and fields of poppies but still with soldiers, in the end though i had come out with this which I like a lot more than my initial idea.
Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
First wanna say sorry for the late post, I talk about it in here. New post monday.
I call this piece a reflection of some of my personalities and feelings, I first wanted to grab the attention of the viewer by making them focus on the light baby blue headphones, music is a big thing in my life and without it I wouldn’t be able to focus as well when doing my work. The complimentary colours are exciting and pop out right away which is the effect i was going for in trying to direct the focus of the viewer to the headphones first.
The next thing you would notice is the contrast between me and the warm background, showing how even though i may be surrounded by things of warmth and happy feelings, I myself am not. Lastly I added a drawing of ‘Gudetama’ laying down being lazy trying to show my love of drawing and doodling but also that i am lazy and easily distracted.
This piece took forever to make, as I had planned everything I was going to do in my sketch book planning out the fine detail of what I was adding and how it was going to look. How ever half way through I didn’t like where the piece was going and decided to scrap it trying different things until I got the piece to its current state. It’s not something I am super proud of and I defiantly think it could be better, how ever I wasted so much time already.
If I could do this piece again I would put a bunch more effort into it, and try to manage my time a little better. The piece was due in class and i had run out of time, it felt rushed and frantic, but it was my own fault for almost handing it in late.
Thursday, October 13th, 2016
This is some research work for an up incoming portrait I am going to be making should be done with in a week or sooner. These are some rough ideas of what i like from each of these photos (links to each photo will be included).
I like how part of the portrait is drawn and the other part is take from a photograph mixing two kinds of art together like this is very nice and appealing to look at in my opinion. The mixing of both drawn and a photo is interesting.
I like this portrait because of how one it shows feeling, by having the face be sad and sorrowful and with the hand grabbing out trying to reach something. It gives off the emotion of pitifulness or sadness or despair. I also like how the face has morphed with the hand, turning a face into a shape is cool.
I enjoy how an image is overlaid on top of the person. I like this one out of the others from Miki Takahashi because it almost seems like the blue is her hair mixed with the spider web, this is morphing two photographs together.
Tuesday, October 4th, 2016
This is the first digital art work I have ever made and i quite like it. The four different stages of life are shown; the tire swing represents your really childhood years of being playful and enjoying life with out a care. The man standing under the tree looking proudly into the into the distance is showing adulthood and reflection on how far you have come to find your self. The bench signifies your elder years of relaxation and peace, enjoying what years you have left. Lastly the cross grave stone shows the end of your life on the earth returning back into the ground.
The top left I used warmer colours like yellow and red to have a calming yet slightly exciting feel. For the next over in the top right I used complimentary colour scheme for an exciting and popping effect to try get a feeling of enjoyment and satisfaction. For the bottom left I used a light green and light blue to try to get the feeling of calmness but not excitement some sadness but not too much to the point of utter sadness. Lastly for the bottom right i used very dark and sad colours to try and get across utter sadness and despair because the person’s life has finally come to an end.
That is why I call this piece, Life.