2016 PORTFOLIO Angela Le

PHOTOSHOP EXPLORATION

One of my first photoshop projects. Bob Ross has always been an inspiration to me, and this is a little tribute to him. One of his famous sayings is that "we make no mistakes, only happy accidents," so I thought it would be humorous if an actual service existed where he fixes artistic accidents.

I was never really into comics or Marvel, so this was a new experience coloring and designing a comic book cover. I really took advantage of a blank background to create my own scene. I tried to make use of contrasting colors (blue and orange) when painting the explosion and mountains. Then I just had fun with the different character's costumes.

I had a really fun time experimenting with different photoshop effects with this haunted house project. I always thought of blue and violet as mysterious colors, so I decided to make that the color scheme of the composition. Of course, I had to add a yellow-orange light to create a nice contrast.

The surreal project was my favorite work from this semester. It's really amazing how photoshop can bring ideas to life. For this piece, I wanted to incorporate human form into a natural environment. I wanted to create a fantasy-like and ethereal feel to the scene.

After becoming a lot more familiar with the program, I decided to buy a pen tablet to expand what I was able to do. This is one of my first digital illustrations. I wanted to practice some gestures using an irregular figure.

We did a Shepard Fairey presentation for class, and thought it would be humorous if I drew Mr. Mazur as an artwork inspired by Fairey's work. I really like the look of the analogous color scheme for the use of value.

TRADITIONAL ART TECHNIQUE

My personal focus for this year was to develop as much technical skill as possible in all art medias. I want to be experienced in all different types of mediums, so I tried a lot of different things out.

This is a watercolor study from life. I was able to paint a costumed model at my weekend class program Ryman Arts.

Charcoal isn't anything new to me, but practicing self-portraits is always a good thing to do. I really like the juxtaposition of how the hood tries to enclose a space, but the hair can escape and finds its own way to flow freely.

One of my first acrylic paintings. I named this piece "Subjective Trash" because many would take a glance at this and wonder why I decided to paint a bunch of useless objects, but I believe that these objects create a good composition of items that served their purpose.

This is made with acrylic paint, but with a watercolor technique. I experimented with masking fluid to create shapes and used stencils to create a patterned design. If you can't tell already, blue and orange are my favorite complementary colors.

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