Sunday, May 30, 2010
Hi all! WOW I am so inspired by all of the positive comments and feedback I've gotten from you all already this week!! I apologize for the weak portraits of my significant other,Andre- bad light, at night and of course no flash!! However, I would like to redeem myself with these pics from the inside of the same purple tulip you all liked so much. I really appreciate the praise for the picture! The flowers exist in my next door neighbor's yard and I am blessed with their beauty every spring and summer!! LOL- I love flowers. The inside is the coolest. I think this class is goimng to be a great one due to all the interesting and positive personalities! Good luck everyone and enjoy.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
"Apples" by Tom McKeith
Tom McKeith is a Scottish illustrator (with an MFA in Photography) who currently lives in Sacremento, California. Many of his illustrations can be viewed by clicking here. There is not much information about Tom's usage of computer art, but his drawings resemble those created in Adobe Illustrator- which assists many graphic artists and illustrators today.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
I believe this is #7, i could be wrong BUT I chose the artist Neko Linda, who is a multi media and didgital artist living in Alabama. She does not have a site unfortunately but she does some pretty interesting stuff through her "scanographic montage" style. The two posted remind me of some type of mystical imagined garden photos at night, its very lush in a way, which is what drew me in. The bottom is my favorite of the two, it puts me in the mind of an ancient tree on perfectly still water, its beautiful. Enjoy.....
I made this for my grandmother, who is the one making a fist in the Brian Westbrook jersey, and who roots with us every Sunday for the Philadelphia Eagles. The man on the right is Terrell Owens, who used to play for the Eagles and made a terrible mess of the team with his drama before being let go from the team. So I made this little image for her and put it in a frame and gave it to her this weekend. I told her I wanted to put it on the blog, but didn't do it without her permission. She said "Go for it!". So here it is. I know it isn't part of any assignment, but class is almost over and we all shared a lot of things, so I felt I would share something that means a lot to my grandmother and was made possible through Jerry's teachings and the things he opened our minds up to. So thank you all for the wonderful comments and sharing all of your beautiful images with us, and most of all thanks to Jerry. It's been a blast and I hope to have you for another course in the near future.
Grappa is awesome! The top left image is the Superman symbol, which just jumped out at me when I first tried the program. The one to the right is a simple delay then move image. The bottom left is an M for my last name and I thought would look cool in like a vibrant energy pattern way. Last is the sailboat on the ocean with the wind blowing it's sails at night. Even though there is a steering wheel there is no captain, as I didn't want to ruin the image trying to draw a detailed person.
This collection is called "The poetic in the midst of chaos" by Karl F. Stewart. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania but for the past 28 years have been living in Italy and France and speaks both languages besides English. He started this exhibit back in July 2009 and calls it 'Documentary Photography Painting. He uses the word documentary because each photograph represents and documents the time and actions of a specific place. His photographs taken to date are of Europe and the U.S. These are a few of his illusions of reality and of his poetic vision of our today and tomorrow. These photographs represent the notion of sequential time in multiple physical actions as a simultaneous experience. What that means is that he takes multiple actions which have occurred through time and recreates the diverse actions and time differences into one image with the perception that reality is an illusion. The photographs represent what we perceive as the space between the time actions occur and the space separating the physical form of actions. Stewart recombines the spaces between time and matter in order to recreate new illusions for us to contemplate. There are 19 pictures in this collection and here are a few that I really liked. I think this is well titled as most of us go through life rushing here and there without a moment to spare. I think he has captured "the chaos" brilliantly.
Grappas were fun. I like the experimentation of movements to results. After playing for awhile, you start to gather a library of movement/images in which you can utilize for stringing together in order to create larger images. My favorite program was the blue grappas partially because I like the colors but mostly due to the stop function. The other grappas you always had the challenge of incorporating the exit of the line from within the boundaries of the image. Still good fun.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
This image was created by Jago Titcomb a 22 year old student of illustration at the Falmouth College of Arts in the UK. I chose this picture because it reminded me of a dance team and my daughter danced for several years as a teenager. This image was created digitally using photoshop with a Wacom tablet and a mixture of scanned, painted, drawn and photographic sources.
This week’s artist is Skydancer. She started making digital art with a Commodore 64 which is a extremely old maybe one of the first personal computers. Through the development of technology, she was able to explorer all types and styles of digital art programs. Though she can manipulate her images proficiently in several different programs, Skydancer prefers to finalize her work in Photoshop. She is quoted as saying” This is my journey. On the way I have made many discoveries. In my art I ask what moves you, what bothers you, and what speaks to your own spirit.” I believe her work, her style and her knowledge of digital art is summarized by that quote. I also think it is appropriate for a closing quote to this class. We have all journeyed through the digital, made discoveries and determined what we appreciate. Cheers to everyone! I hope to see you all on the other side of the screen.
Greg Klamt is a digital artist and composer/partner in the Spotted Peccary Music label. His graphic design supports his fine art and music careers. Greg's degree is in Chinese history, but he has studied fine and digital art at UCLA and elsewhere for years. His digital art has won numerous awards. He writes, "Intrigued by surrealism and and fantasy illustration as a child, I was inspired to create imagery where the edges of reality and imagination are blurred." He has travelled and photographed widely--rocks, sand, plants, walls, or anything that might feed his creativity--to expand his library of image resources. "Creating art with computers since 1982, I have sought to incorporate these elements with original drawings, mixed media paintings, etchings, elements of graphic design, found objects, and other resources in my digital paintings." He describes his work as techno-organic to suggest his style and creative process. His goal is to bring an organic, natural and integrated feel to his work...One of the challenges he enjoy most is moving beyond the feel of technology and instilling his individual style and perspective into his creations.
Lily E. Smernou calls her technique "constructed photography."
"Studies in arts and sciences celebrates the rare, the unusual, and the fantastic. Born out of large number of photographic images, some of the works took years to be completed. Lily Smernou contrasts photographic discoveries of specimens from diverse fields such as botany and architecture, with invented forms and dreamt mechanisms. Working in the style of magic realism, Smernou constructs images that most often incorporate architectural elements, reflecting her primary architectural background. Physical layers devised to create depth along with inherent perception principles and symbolism, distinguish her work. Smernou creates images with narrative qualities, allowing viewers to project their own worlds into her works.
"While pursuing her doctorate in quantitative psychology in the early ‘80s, Lily Smernou was also embarking on creative quests that would later evolve into a full-time artistic career. Being immersed in computers throughout her scientific endeavors, Smernou continues to work with technological tools in her creative pursuits. Infinite compositional possibilities and the freedom to express her vision can be realized thanks to technology. Her psychological background offered a unique in-depth exposure to varied perspectives and concepts that ultimately surface in her work and allow viewers to be engaged at multiple levels.