Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Test Task 2 and 3

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

Monochromatic Test Task

Here is my attempt at creating a monochromatic piece with Peter Piper Palette Picker.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Final Collage: A Slave Obeys

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.

Collage Process

The process of building my collage. I outlined the scraps of paper with orange, stained, and burned portions of it to create the illusion of age.

Sunday, March 13, 2011


Here is my silhouette for the collage project. I am concerned that it is too complicated or that its imperfections are too noticeable so I may try out a second silhouette later as an alternative.

Alberto Seveso

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

Original Picture

This is the original image that I based my cover art off of. Kudos to whoever originally created it.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Or... Of Something Else

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.