Game Unit: Cosmology
The game Cosmology is basically about the last human named Cosmo who left Earth right before it was destroyed, he must then eat breakfast and fight the evil General Vain, leader of the Blood Brigade, who destroyed his home. The process for making the game was long and tedious. I drew backrounds and characters in photoshop, while my partner, Erek, worked on programming them in Game Maker. My favorite part of the project was creating the sprites. If I had more time on the project, I would work on more platforms and hazards.
this is my Phenakistoscope. It is a method of animation invented in 1832 where a wheel with individual pictures spins at 8 frames per second creating the illusion of a moving object. For this project I chose to do a red chicken because I was running out of ideas and time. I think that a thaumatrope is my favorite because it's cool seeing two pictures that are clearly seprate, but are blended together when spun. I did not find this project hard because it is simply drawing eight pictures, and the pictures could be elaborate or simple.
Color Theory Project
This is my Color Theory Project. I used the primary color theory for my project, because it was the only theory that had the right colors for my hair and my sweater. I selected this backround because I thought that it would go nice with my outfit I was wearing the day we all took pictures. I used losts of tints and shades for this project. I think the strongest element is color, because the whole project is about color.
These are two of my favorite pictures that I made for my photo unit. I used emphasis for the pig, and silhouette for the picture of me. I chose these styles because the picture wouldn't be as interesting without the sun, it would just be someone looking at something, and it shows leadership too, standing torwards the sun ready for a new challenge. The pig is emphasized because, it's the most interesting thing on the page. It has so many questions and that makes it very intriguing. Why is it there? What is it doing? Why is there a Cherry Coke case next to him? I think that value is the strongest element in the pig picture because most of the picture is black and white, with a lot of gray, so it counts as value. I think that space/perspective is a big part of the emphasis picture, because it's a wide picture to capture the horizon. I loved this project! It was really fun learning about all the different types of photography.
Critter Montage Project
This is an animal mutation I made using photoshop. It's a combination of a white tiger, and a monarch caterpillar. It is eating a milkweed leaf that I shrunk down to fit in the catertiger's mouth. I used a wide variety of photoshop tools to make the critter including the brush tool, blur tool and the stamp tool. I feel that the elements and principals that are the strongest are color and emphasis. The bright color of the tigerpillar's body and face really stand out from the green leaves in the backround.
This is my tessellation, it is like a complicated puzzle with really complicated pieces. We made one on paper earlier, and then we made this one on photoshop. I liked it this way because It was a lot easier to get the piecses straight. The one on paper was just an outline, but this one has color, and zen tangle. I think the zen tangle goes really well with the color. If we did zen tangle on the paper version, I'm sure that it would be a lot harder to make.
This is a project we did in class called a Font Bot. It is a collection of letters and symbols from one font that display a robot of some kind. I made a steampunk robot since I enjoy this design. The font is American Typewriter and it is sans serif. I think that this font matches my Font Bot because it is the same font as a typewriter, and I think that portrays 19th century font. I loved the process of creating my Font Bot in Photoshop because it was fun adding and grouping layers of letters. It was also fun to twist and bend the letters. I think if my Font Bot was a real person, he would be a wealthy business man that is bored by life, so he goes out and fights monsters with a laser and a cane.
Square 1 Art
This is my Square 1 Art project that I created in Photoshop. I created three layers, lines, background, and colors. I used the value from a light source option for the project, and even though the background is high contrast, it still counts as value from a light source. I enjoyed the Bamboo tablet because it felt like I was drawing on an actual piece of paper, it was so cool how you can switch brush sizes without moving the tool. It was a little challenging since I'm used to looking down on the piece of paper I'm working on. My favorite element would have to be the value on the bells and the right side of the potato. It took a while to make, but I think that it turned out good in the end. My favorite principle would be the proportion/scale. It doesn't really have anything to scale it to, but I originally intended for it to be a very large potato and not just your ordinary potato.
This is a building by Frank Lloyd Wright called Falling Water built between 1936 and 1939. It may not be a painting or a sculpture, but I consider it art because it is something that took hard work and creativity, and it became a masterpiece. I have visited Falling Water during the summer of 2015 and learned so much about it. It was a summer home for the wealthy Kaufmann family, which owned a large department store founded in 1871. The home uses so many methods to bring you into nature. It uses cantilever, which looks like an open drawer. The walls are mostly screen windows, so that you can see and hear nature around you. It also uses dark, cramp, stone spaces to transition through rooms, so that it makes you want to leave the hallway, and go into nature. It is a fascinating building, and you should go see it, I loved it.