Task- Add new colors, designs, effects, colors, lines, filters, etc. to a portrait photo of yourself to make a new, enhanced piece.
Product- Using a portrait photo of myself taken by a friend, I added various painterly effects to the foreground and replaced the background with paint splatter designs picked from a color palette. I did manual detailed retouching and coloring on the photo as well using the brush tool.
Task- Create two surreal images incorporating realistic photos of objects and animals to create a believable, but impossible piece.
Product- I created two images, one in black and white and one in color. For the color piece, I chose a photo of a hummingbird and replaced the wings with dragonfly wings. For this piece, I tested my photoshop skills and challenged myself to make it look as realistic as possible.
My second piece incorporated a photo of an astronaut and several images of plants. I altered the helmet of the astronaut suit to look almost closed, then converted the plant images into black and white and added cast shadows from them onto the suit. Finally, I used some of the noise filters to give the whole piece a uniform texture.
Task- Using a well-known, famous piece of art, apply digital editing techniques to create an advertisement to promote or sell a certain product or company
Product- For my ad, I chose two prints by Shepard Fairey. I imported photos of pen/brushes/pencils and used filters and selection tools to make them visually match the style of the first piece, then took out the guns and replaced them. I patched the areas of the background that were affected and edited out the flowers. I took the text and border from the second print and cut out the middle, and placed it over the first layer. Finally, I added the company logo I chose (Blick Art Materials) in the bottom corner.
Digital Mixed Media
Task- Using both digitally created pieces and various physical art mediums, create a 3-D piece on canvas.
Product- I created a triptych piece using acrylic transferred images of cacti I traced digitally, on a background of watercolor and transferred/"mod-poged" images of script writing and sketches of DaVinci's flying machines transferred or pasted into the background. I did final washes and splatters of watercolor to finalize the pieces. I chose specific color palettes for the pieces in blue, purple, and green respectively.