Friday, May 30, 2014

Graduate Art
The last day of photoshop called for us to take a famous work of art and put it in graduate attire. I admit that all I did was add a hat and a diploma, but it was very difficult to find a picture that would go along with the size of the graduate clothes pictures that were online. It definitely could've been done better, but I still find it funny when the Mona Lisa is sporting such a lopsided cap.
Another work for days of photoshop, I made an animation of a plane. Nothing really special about this one, just a plane flying across a partially cloudy sky. Peaceful don't you think? Vroom vroom
Scary Sign
While the prompt for this day of photoshop was a scary sign, I took it as being a sarcastic sort of situation. Make a "scary sign". So, I took the least scariest thing of all, in addition to having a heart that says I love you, and made it into a caution sign. Please. Beware of cuddles.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Forrest Gump Statue
Part of the days of photoshop, this is a picture of the iconic movie Forrest Gump, during which Forrest is explaining his life's stories to strangers. The project was to turn the icon into a sculpture, so I chose to turn Forrest (and his box of chocolates) into a statue. I find it quite funny, a tribute to one of the best movies of all time.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Movie Poster Parody
This is for the next day of photoshop. I made Barnzilla, taking Barney from a popular kids tv show and gave him a movie poster. Taking the text from the 2014 Godzilla movie (I recommend seeing it, I liked it) I put Barney in the background giving him a city to trample as well. Not a bad poster if I do say so myself.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Puppy Scribble Art
Taking a picture of a cute little puppy, I took and added a layer mask. From there, I took and proceeded to create lines in the mask which allowed part of the picture to poke through the mask and thus resulting in the puppy string you see here. I think this creation was very fun to make and resulted in a nice little picture

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Literal Interpretations
These are literal interpretations I made for the 6th day of photoshop. The words I interpreted are firearm, limelight, fisheye, horseman, and watchman. I feel that these are all self explanatory and I did enjoy being creative while making all of them.

Monday, May 19, 2014

3D Work
This is the 3D picture I created, a picture showing a space scene flowing out of a picture frame. I was pretty proud of how the rock and background turned out but the area where the rock turns to cloud became a little sloppy, which made me a bit frustrated. Oh well, I think it came out pretty nicely if not perfect.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Extreme Activity
This is the picture I created for the fourth day of photoshop. I turned a simple sword play picture into one where the girl is not fight another girl but a bear instead. Pretty extreme right? Especially with a fake sword...

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Candy Critter
This is a piece I made for the third day of photoshop before summer break. I took my favorite candy (Reese's obviously) and wrapped the wrapper around one of my favorite animals, the red panda. After warping the many wrappers around the animal, I changed a couple of things up so you can somewhat see the panda through the many wrappers she's wearing. I really like this picture though it probably could have been done better.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

True Reflection
This is for day 2 of the special one day projects. I had a lot of trouble finding images for the shadow so I eventually just took out the lion on the shadow picture and changed it to a cat. I then had to touch up the background with the clone stamp tool which looks okay everywhere but the tree shadow on the road which I finally gave up on because I could not get it to look right (the shadow was covered up by the lion on the original picture). I'm pleased that the grass in the background looks fine but I do wish I had been able to execute this project a bit cleaner.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Combined Logos
This is a combination of the Logitech logo and the Razer logo. Both of these are computer peripheral makers and each one makes quality products. I replaced the Logitech logo's image with the snake emblem from the razer logo and put it over the Logitech name, thus combining the two.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Art Show Poster
This is the poster I came up with to inform people about an art show that's happening downtown in Apex. I really had fun doing it and found a lot of good ways to make the poster stand out using photoshop. The pictures in the poster are not the original ones; they have added effects that were implemented to make the poster look a little unique. The actual artwork looked a little more like colored pencil. However, I still think the poster looks good.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Sparkle Art
This is the picture I came up with when trying to create sparkle art. It was a bit weird as I was not entirely sure what exactly the end result needed to look like, so I made a lot of the brushes I used look like they were shining. I changed the modes of each dollar so each one is unique. And once I was done trying to make it look shiny, I flattened the image and added some lense flare and lighting effects. Overall, quite the illuminated picture.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Space Image
This is the image I created of space. There are three planets with a bunch of little stars around them and some cool little reflection effects. The planets themselves have some odd colors but they still look pretty cool with one even looking like a human eyeball.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Brushy Stamp: Pac-Man
This is the final piece I made upon return to photoshop. I downloaded and used a brush texture pack labeled pac-man giving me access to a couple different brushes shown here. Quite a fun texture pack and I think the end result was very colorful.
Brushy Stamp: Pikachu
This is the second collage I made on return to photoshop. Using techniques from the flower brush I made Pikachu into a brush. This time the stamp differs every so often because I figured out other styles other than the basic ones in the last picture. This one features air brush and wet edges.
Brushy Stamp: Flower
This is the first of the stamp pictures on return to photoshop. The tutorial flower is shown here with the basic stamp in the top right corner overlapped by many different types of flowers surrounding it in all different colors and sizes. Not much differs between the flowers because I was messing around with the settings but it was still fun.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Happy Stamps
This is the the last piece of art that I think we're doing in Adobe Illustrator. I made a stamp of my favorite character from the anime Fairy Tail and plastered him all over the page. He is shown in different colors and some of those combined into a gray color. I had a little trouble coloring him and I couldn't figure out how to make just happy in color so I ended up just coloring the box. I still think it turned out okay looking though.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

2D Logos
This is a continuation of the logos. These logos were made in the same program as the last group; however, these logos are 2D rather than 3D and I did not use a radial gradient in any of these where I did in some of the 3D logos. While making these I did discover some pretty cool fonts as seen by the T in the star logo. Very fun and easy to make and there are almost endless possibilities.

Monday, April 7, 2014

These are the logos I created in adobe illustrator. The top three are made out of ellipses and text, mainly M, S, I, and X. The bottom one I made using a star and ellipses. It was by far the coolest in my opinion. But I enjoyed making them and I wish I had a little more time to make one last logo.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Rubber Duck
This is the result of my second attempt at Adobe Illustrator. The duck looks quite creepy don't you think? The amount of time it took to create it was only 15 or so minutes but it was quite annoying trying to get the outline to look exactly the way I wanted. Not a bad picture but annoying to make and very odd looking when all is said and done.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

This image was creating in a new program, Adobe Illustrator. While the program was new, confusing, and a bit hard to navigate in, the creation of the flower was easy once I was able to tell what it was that I was doing. I like the way the colors look on the flower and am very happy with how they all look.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Cinematography 2
The second of two cinematographies I made, the Bo Cup gif. This one was a little saddening as I didn't get to drink the tea since it ended up on the ground but it was definitely fun to photograph. The camera jiggled a bit during the shoot but otherwise, it turned out okay.
Cinematography 1
This is the first cinematography I made, the jacket animation. It's what the title says, a jacket constantly falling and rising from my hand. I had to make sure it wasn't dirty afterwards but it was otherwise a fun thing to photography and turn into a gif.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Hylian Shield Typography
This one I enjoyed making. Typography is a very fun art and you can make anything with it. I made the Hylian Shield for the Legend of Zelda, one of my favorite Games. It was a bit hard to make the Triforce out of words because they kept getting all jumbled up so I just wrote the TriForce in a triangular formation. However, even though it was a bit difficult to keep the words readable, each one somehow relates to the LoZ in some way.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Sun Text
Part two of our Type assignments, I chose a picture of the sun to wrap my text around. The words don't mean anything as it's just a silly little question about the sun.  However, finding the font that I used was quite a fun task, with there being so many of them to chose from. You may not be able to see the little flames coming of the letters unless you look closely

Word Art
This is the first type I did when we were learning how to warp the words into shapes such as the arc and the fish shapes shown in the image. Not to hard of an assignment but it was nice being able to pick out a cool/meaningful quote.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

This is the gif I produced when using photoshop. I'm not used to the paint that is used in photoshop so I eventually gave up on the idea I had and made a basic stick figure. Maybe once I learn to use a mouse I'll be able to make a better sprite to be used with my animation. In any case, I had fun figuring out how to use my original drawing to create new pictures and finally animating it.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Number Sandler
This picture is a distortion of a picture of Adam Sandler, for the Barbie Doll Project. I had a little trouble with the warping as it did not seem to do what I wanted it to do but I was able to give his head the football shape of the character I wanted him to look like. That would be Number One (Nigel) of the popular TV Cartoon Codename: Kids Next Door. After I warped the image and removed Adam's hair, I gave him Number One's sunglasses to finish up the Nigel appearance.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Blemish Girl (Photo Retouching)
This was a picture of a girl who had some acne and freckle that to some may haven't looked the prettiest. So using photo retouching, I was able to remove them and make her skin look a lot smoother, as well as touching up her eyes a bit. This came out a lot better than I expected because I had a few problems during creation where you could tell where I had tried to do some touching up but I fixed those and the picture still came out looking nice.
Plane Splat
This is the picture I created for my paint splat project. The photo of small passenger jet with its wings turning to liquid and flying off behind it. The art could've been a bit better but I am new to photoshop still and I'm proud of the way it came out. I took the color from the wings and made the splats that color but left some of the black that was in there from switching them from color to grayscale. The splats may have looked a little better but you can still tell that the wings are falling apart.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

This is my newimal, a combination of a wolf (the head) and a raccoon (the body). You can see a normal raccoon in the bottom of the picture, compared with the raccoon wolf creature in the top. The raccoon wolf blend was a bit difficult to create as the original wolf pic had the lighting coming from the opposite side. I had to try and darken the muzzle and make it look as if he was still being hit by light and it turned out okay. The combination of the fur at the base of the neck was the hardest to make look natural, as I barely have any experience with photoshop. However, it came out very nicely, and I am happy with the work that I ended up with.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Splatter Kitty
I thought this tutorial was quite funny, but I had no idea which splatter we were supposed to use for our picture. In any case, I thought the cat was very cute and I like cats so I chose to use it in my picture. The paint appears to be coming from the cats paw, although in the tutorial the elephant's trunk was enveloped in the paint. Even though it may not be perfect, I had fun with this and am looking forward to creating a newimal.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

X-Ray Vision Project
This was a fun picture to create. The object that I added was a computer mouse, because I do a lot of playing games on my computer when I'm at home. The overlapping bones was a simple procedure to go through, it just took me a little while to realize what I had to do. The skeleton obviously is not holding its arms the way I am, but it's hard to work with a skeleton model held together with metal. However, I like the way my image turned out and I even inverted the color of the mouse to match the "x-ray" look of the bones.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

I really enjoyed making this picture, as the colors came out quite nice through the use of the blending and overlapping layers. At first I began to think that it would be hard to put together but the tutorial really explained it well and I ended up with an image that I really liked. This image is of a dancer and consists of two layers, a background and the color layer, with the color layer obviously providing the color for the black and white image..

Monday, February 3, 2014

Cartoon Project
This is the cartoon project I made, featuring myself and one of my favorite characters from an anime I watch. The background, image of myself and the character, are all different photos. I wanted it to look like we're in a good mood, ready to go do something enthusiastically, however, I'm not very good at taking pictures so I look a little bit weird. I did enjoy trying to put this picture together and I messed up a lot but overall, it was a fun project and I'm looking forward to the next.

Monday, January 27, 2014

I thought that this photo was pretty funny. I had a little bit of a harder time creating this one and when I added the frog, you could tell where it started because of the coloration of it once I tried to make the tongue look combined. Other than that, the picture was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed making it.
This tutorial was quite a lot of fun to make, and even though the result might not have been the best angry pancake ever, I did really enjoy making it. It was a bit hard to make the pancake gap wider, as I'm not too skilled yet with the mouse, but I did enjoy adding the teeth and making the pancake look angry. Overall, my first picture turned out pretty nice for a first time with photoshop.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

1. Before starting the creation of our book carvings, we made an outline for our design. My design is supposed to be the bottom half of a person's face with a tear running down it. This plan was really important to have so that you'd have a template to carve off of. Otherwise, it would be impossible for you to carve everything close to the page above it.
2. There were a ton of challenges when carving this book. First, you had to be really careful as to not impale yourself with the Xacto Knife, which I did end up poking myself with a few times. Secondly, if you cut through one page, you cut the page underneath it too, so if you weren't careful, you'd make cuts where cuts should not be. Thirdly, when cutting close to the spine, the cuts got really difficult because the book curved down to the spine where it was bound, leaving choppy cuts that I didn't like and was not able to fix fully.
3.I overcame these obstacles by going over the edges of the cut again once I had carved the layer out. This did help for some of the layers to make them look nice. My book design may or may not have any significance with anything in my book. I wouldn't know I didn't read the book. I wanted to portray a sad, yet, happy sort of picture. Even though it seems dreary in the background, the person is smiling (may be hard to tell) leaving it up to the viewer to decide if the tear is of happiness or sorrow.
4. I did take risks by having layers that were 40 pages thick. This proved to be VERY annoying and it made it difficult to make a beautiful cut, and when finishing the layer, some pages were a bit off, though I remedied it by cutting it again. I also made a lot of long cuts in the beginning which led to very bad cuts, so I started making my cuts shorter.
5. I did not like this project at all. Maybe it was because I picked too many pages to go into a layer or maybe it's because I poked myself with the knife or maybe it's something else entirely. I did not like the cutting of the book and was very happy when I cut the last layer of the piece. However, even though I did not enjoy the creation of this artwork, I did like how it came out. The shirt looks silky and the color I was able to blend for the skin came out nicely. The cuts look better than they did originally and overall, it looks nice.