Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Artist Research

            Vincent van Gogh’s painting “The Starry Night” and Alma Woodsey Thomas’ “Starry Night with Astronauts” is very similar paintings but they have their differences. They are much the same in color but divergent in texture. The forms in each of these paintings are very different.  The movement in each piece is different but the patterns are alike in many ways. Both of these paintings seem to be very loose and abstract.
            Both Van Gogh and Alma Woodsey’s painting appear to be very similar in color. The variety of different shades and tints of blues in each piece really link them together. Also, the yellows in both pieces make them similar. Although the textures in each painting are very different because of the pattern each artist chose to create. Van Gogh chose very tight smooth pattern. Woodsey chose a very loose block pattern and texture. Woodsey’s painting seems to have a 2D appearance and Van Gogh’s painting looks flat. Both of them have a sense of feel to them.
            They both are different in form and structure. Van Gogh created a complex scene in his painting. The way he arranged the objects in his painting created a balance of flow through out the entire piece. Woodsey’ form was not as complex as Van Gogh. She chose to use repetition to create her form.
            Movement in these paintings is very different. Van Gogh’s painting has a swirl movement over the horizon. The horizon line leads your eye from left to right on his painting but in Woodsey’s painting the movement is vertical. My eye instantly goes up in down when I see this painting. They both had a good method to created these paintings.

            Overall every artist has his or her own style. They both have different methods, techniques, and format. I like Van Gogh’s style better personally because it’s less abstract then Woodsey’s. They are both good paintings and I find that it is very hard for me to compare artwork.

Artist research Shafer

Shafer’s painting The Study For Truckee Meadows is very interesting to me because of the many elements and structure she used. This piece has such a great sense of space. It is very contrasted and colorful. I really like the abstract/realistic style Shafer has in most of her landscape paintings. Her style is one of a kind and cannot be replicated.
            This painting has a great sense of space. It feels like u can walk into the painting and actually interact with the objects in it. All the components in this piece seem to have distance between them. It really creates depth and plays a big part in the significance of a piece.
            Also, this painting is very contrasted and colorful. Each stroke of line is very distinct and different from the other. The combination of colors she chose was a good choice. This piece if very pleasing to the eye and, very interesting to look at. The soft but bold strokes she used make the piece look very organic.
            I really like the abstract/realistic style Shafer has in this painting. The combination of both style creates an interesting composition. This is rarely done in landscape paintings so when a person sees it, it is something to really to look at. The way she creates depth and she uses reflection, it really creates an atmosphere.

            Shafer is a creative and one of a kind artist. She is very experimental and not afraid to do things differently than the way its traditional way. Shafer is also very inspiring to me. Her style is so unique that no one for replicate her art by hand. Even though this is my first encounter with her art she has definitely made her mark on me.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

All of these info-graphs caught my attention because they are all things that i find interesting. They are all designed very well and are very colorful. The Placement of the information on the chart are all creative and catch my eye. The first one is very simple and the image of the sandwich really catches my eye. The simple look to it makes me want to read it because i do not real overwhelmed with information. I feel like if the information was all over the place i would not be attracted to it.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Helvetica Movie

Type can convey mood
Helvetica was the type of the Vietnam  war
Typography was broken after the grunge period
Helvetica is popular

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Gestalt Research

Darion Bealsey Digital Foundation
Gestalt principles
Closure occurs when an object is incomplete or a space is not completely enclosed. If enough of the shape is indicated, people percieve the whole by filling in the missing infomation.
Although the panda above is not complete, enough is present for the eye to complete the shape. When theviewer's perception completes a
, closure occurs.
I chose closure because I think its cool and is the best principle in my eyes. I really like how it plays tricks on your eyes. Our mind
reacts to closure. Like in the picture above. I see a ball with spikes. But the spikes are the only things indicated in the picture.
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Paper toy Photos

Project 1

The first project was very simple, but also very time consuming. My first project to me approxematly 6 hours to complete. I did learn many new skills while completing this project. I created a self portrait by using tiny blocks in illustrator.

Paper toy

I really enjoyed the paper toy project. It was something new that I never would have attempted if I did not take digital foundation. This project helped me develop new skills in illustrator. I learned an entire new program with in one project. This project took the most thought and skill out of all the projects so far this year. To start off I had to come up with a design on paper. This took me at least two days to come up with a good theme and structure design. Once I took my design from paper and brought it into illustrator, then I had a hard time figuring out tools did what. But, I slowly caught on. I am impressed with my finish product and I feel that it as very original.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Gastalt Principle Project

The idea of my project was people buying animals and not realizing the necessary things they need be sustained. Then they release the animals once they become to overwhelmed with them. But, my project specified snakes. I chose this topic because I am very interested in animals and own many exotic pets myself. I constructed my piece by researching images of snakes and the everglades to create my very own image. I feel that my piece projected the idea I intended to portray.