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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
shape, 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.
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.
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
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.