How is art used in everyday life? It is used many ways every day, just a few in my life are: makeup, advertising, jewelry, clothes (the base, as well as a decal), homes/architecture, and food, even nail painting is art.
How and why is art used as a vehicle for communication? Many people use art to express themselves every day which makes art a way for people to communicate how they feel about things to others.
How does Material Culture influence artistic decisions? Materialistic things in our society can largely affect artistic decisions. Money is a great example of this because art supplies, just being an artist in generally costs money at some point, if you don’t have enough money to enter in an art show then you can’t participate, and you lose an opportunity to make more money. Another side to this is that money brings up different perspectives in people and it is the artists decision how to portray that, if at all.
What problem-solving skills are employed in making works of art? Art involves very much problem solving. Often artists have an idea but then find that they don’t have the resources or the time to get what their original idea done. The best way to solve this issue is to be flexible and adjust the idea.
Why do artists produce preliminary Plans? (sketches, brainstorms, storyboards, etc.?) Artists make preliminary plans give themselves somewhere to begin. Brainstorms of pieces are also a great way to just put down ideas so that they don’t forget things about a project they want to do. As an artist, its also nice to have a base that you can refine and change.
CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING VIDEO TO WATCH MY PROJECT BEFORE OPENING NIGHT:
Political Cartoon Project: In response to the documentary Black Fish
Zac Efron's original hair color (dirty blonde/light brown)
I removed her braces in this image
Changed iris color (amber)
Zac Efron with a much a cooler hair color (lilac)
Landscapes: Scale and Proportion
In the last week of Digital Arts class we have focused on learning and
demonstrating our knowledge of scale and proportion. I learned much more
about Photoshop through this experience, especially the basics
for removing, adding and blending images. We focused on
foreground, middleground, and background in this mini project. Roxy
provided us with a few different photos she took of landscapes, individually,
we used as many pictures as we found necessary to create a realistic
landscape. The foreground is the area closest to the viewer. Images in this
area are usually have the most visible detail and color, they also appear more
in focus. The middleground is more in focus than the background, yet still not
as focused and clear as objects in the foreground. The background of a
landscape appears to be the furthest away from the viewer. This area looks more
hazy, foggy or unclear. Objects have little to no detail and the hue is much
less vibrant than the objects in the fore and middleground.
I took all of these photos outside on around the Animas High school campus during Digital Arts class.