A very special thanks to my mother...
For this art project, we had to bring in an actual photo that we took. We had to open, or place, the photo into adobe illustrator before we could begin working. After the photo was placed as the correct size and fit into our working area, we could begin using the pen tool. While we were making many shapes with the pen tool, we had to use the eyedropper tool to select a color for our shapes from the original photo. We also used many different layers and groups of layers to keep our artwork organized. The purpose of this project was to trace a real life image digitally so we could zoom in as far as we wanted when the project was finished and see no distortion like in pixelated images. This allows for finer detail to be seen and zoomed in upon. When a picture is traced in adobe illustrator, it can also be blown up very big, such as a poster, and not be distorted at all. The tallship is what sticks out the most. Specifically the masts for me because they contrast with the color of the sky and you can almost feel the wind blowing through them. The next nine pictures consist of taking this tallship picture and altering it. I did this by using effects, changing the line shape/thickness/style, and colors. Craft: The craft for this project was taking all the information we learned throughout the semester and applying different effects to make our image look completely different. This completely changed the style and message of the image. Concept: The concept was to change our imageâ€™s appearance. Most of my ships involve changing the color to create a new atmosphere and mood.
Adding the scribble effect to the original image but keeping the same color scheme, created an environment that resembles rain. The way the lines are angled also creates the effect that the tallship is sailing through the wind, especially because the masts look as if they are waving through the wind.
This image edit looks as if a toddler drew and colored it. The lines are scribbled and the color is not maintained within the lines. Picking a new color scheme also added a unique look to it that is different from not only the origina, but also the other edits as well.
8 BIT SHIP
Immediately looking at this I think of the old school Super Mario Bros. video games for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Whether it is the yellow, blue, black, red and white color scheme or thickness of the lines, it definitely resembles an 8 bit video game. A sense of nostalgia overcomes me when I view this. Back to the good old days of being a little kid.
For this edit, I kept everything the same except for the colors. I wanted to recreate the same original image, but set during the night. I accomplished this through picking darker colors. I also get a sense that everything is calm. It appears that the water is still and the tallship is sailing very slow and calmly.
Before I even began this image, I knew what I wanted. What is a tallship without a scary history or past? I can just imagine ghosts or skeletons being on this ship commanding it. The green, pink, and gray color scheme create a ghoulish atmosphere. The drop shadow effect added to the backgroud also makes the ship look as if it is sailing out of the water.
This image looks very basic even though I changed and editted many things about it from the original image. A neutral color scheme makes this image very fundamental and boring. Even adding some outerglow and shadow effects to this image did not bring out any life to the picture. I had to try to make this image look boring.
BACK IN BLACK
This was my first attempt at creating a nighttime environment. It may not look realistic but I am happy about the finished product. Just by changing the color scheme I was able to create this. I fell in love almost immediately.
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NEON LIGHT SHIP
Adding some unique effects gave this image a distorted look. I picked a color scheme to resemble neon bar lights.
By editting the style of the lines and color scheme from the original image, I was able to completely create a new atmosphere. The red and dark colors provoke an eerie emotion and a macabre environment.
TEA KETTLE For this image I used different shades of blue. This created value and shape. To achieve this, bright lights were shined on the objects indicating where the shadows fell. I began drawing the brightest part of the objects with short brush lines first then gradually working my way to the darkest parts. The composition for me, would be the lightest part of the objects, especially for the teacup. The dark color creates shadow but the light draws the eye. When I see the light, I think “does the shadow match up with the light?” The concept for this week’s project was to not only look at the object’s value, but to draw it as well. Everyone can look at an object and tell you where the value changes but to be able to pick the correct values and draw it, without outlining, is no easy task.
SUEDE SHOE For the craft, each object was drawn using shades of gray. By doing this, we were able to give value to the objects and make them look 3-dimensional. To achieve this, bright lights were shined on the objects indicating where the shadows fell. I began drawing the brightest part of the objects with short brush lines first then gradually working my way to the darkest parts.Objects were no longer floating in space now either. The composition for me, would be the lightest part of the objects, especially for the teacup. The dark color creates shadow but the light draws the eye. When I see the light, I think “does the shadow match up with the light?” The concept for this week’s project was to not only look at the object’s value, but to draw it as well. Everyone can look at an object and tell you where the value changes but to be able to pick the correct values and draw it, without outlining, is no easy task.
CUP OF SHADOWS This image was created using shades of gray to portray value and shadow.
KETTLE POT This image was created during one of the classes first warm up exercises. We were learning how to use the Bamboo tablets and styluses. We were also using only lines to create images during this time too. The horizontal black lines ontop of the green and red lines makes a kettle pot
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MOST VALUABLE KEY This key was drawn using straight lines only. The line thickness is the same throughout.
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WHATTA BANANA The next five images were made using only 100 lines. These lines could consist of anything from circles, numbers, to letters; it was not restricted to just straight or horizontal lines. To achieve the finished product, I used an object that was on a scale in front of me. The tools that I used were Adobe Illustrator, Bamboo tablet/stylus, the paint brush tool (While altering the color and thickness of line by increasing the points), and the direct selection tool. For this banana, I used the word itself to convey a message that this is a banana. I was able to further create this resemblance by using the typical colors a banana is.
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BOTTLE For this bottle I felt a little more creative and decided to use an S shape. It gives the contour of the bottle a unique shape. The added differences in color create an effect that the eye believes there to be a label.
TIME This image of a Christmas tree was constructed using circles and triangles. When one looks at this image, their eye is attracted to the red and purple that sticks out from the rest of the picture. Not only is this because of color, but also because the thickness of the line has also increased.
For this image of a bottle, I believe the eye is drawn to the larger circles in the middle due to the contrast between the smaller circles. Using circles, I was able to build this bottle from the ground up and convey a somewhat clear image of a wine bottle.
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