The last two practice tasks using Peter Piper Palette Picker. The top one is intended to use the illusion of overlapping colors while the bottom takes advantage of Itten's warm-cool contrast.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
A less blurry picture of my final project outside its frame. The blood and age stains are intended to capture the dark, gritty mood of Bioshock. I intentionally put images, such as the biplane, the two men in overcoats, and the newspaper to give a 50s feel due to the very decade emphasized setting in the game. I dislike the biplane more and more and may try to recolor, remove, or replace it just for my own satisfaction later. The message written in red "A Man Chooses, A Slave Obeys," is a quote from a very dark moment in the game and is central to the plot. It is scrawled in red in an attempt to replicate the many plot details written in blood on the walls throughout the game.
A lower quality picture inside the frame.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
The images above were created by freelance illustrator and graphic artist Alberto Seveso. He was born in Milan, Italy and taught himself to be an artist without any formal schooling. He has developed a photoshop technique that allows him to create the illusion that the human body is made up entirely of vector shapes. His art breaks apart or hides parts of his human subjects while maintaining their human shape to create a kind of mysterious, surrealist feel, while still maintaining some form of realism. Often he plays with color in his photographs as well, forcing the audience to focus on certain shapes and oddities as he presents them. Most of the end products are amazing and their manipulations of the human appearance make them very entrancing. Seveso jokingly calls his technique 'sperm shaping' because the vector shapes that he creates often resemble sperm (bottom).
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
Here is the final version of my Album Cover project (right). On the left is a rough draft. The letters were moved to make sure that the diagonal pattern remained unbroken until the word Else to emphasize the meaning of the phrase itself. Light background smoke was also added in the background to add depth and fill up the vacant space left in the rough draft. The song 'The Man Who Isn't There' by Oren Lavie provided inspiration for this cover due to its sad, creepy mood and its use of unconventional instrumentals.