Wednesday, August 29, 2012

ArtD 150 EXERCISE 1:3

Photo Edit

Original Photo

I cropped the photo to make it long with the monkey. I changed the photo to black and white, then with another layer adjusted the color of the background and darkened the lower half of the photo to give a more ominous feel.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

ArtD 150 - Excercise 1:1 & 1:2











Above are a few subjects I have photographed that depict:
 Line, Shape, Color, Texture, Value, Balance, Unity, Contrast, Emphasis, and Rhythm.

The exercise was to show the elements and principles of design without editing the photos (strait from the camera).

Monday, August 20, 2012

ArtD 150 - First Post


I have had a hard time getting back into the groove of blogging. So.... 

I'm getting a kick start with my digital class this semester (blogging is part of the criteria)... this is the first post friends. :)

A little about a Frazetta piece...

Frazetta is one of the influential illustrators I'm drawn to. Most people think of his paintings when they think of his art, but my favorite pieces are his ink drawings. The movement of his line work is what draws me. I believe this is one of the covers for the Tarzan series he worked on. This is about the time he really hit it big in the illustration world. I don't think the lettering is from him so I added just the drawing below. The lettering is a little too distracting from the art. 

I love how he curves his drawing so it is moving and flowing. The way he doesn't connect lines is skilled and thought out. I'm also very fond of where he chooses to have the darkest darks and the lightest lights... simple and dynamic. His drawings have weight and movement- he is a skilled draftsman. You can tell he thinks about every aspect of the composition.

Click this LINK if you are interested in seeing more of his work.