Weeks #11, 12 & 13
There have been a few updates to the assignments page, please review them when you can – especially if you are not attending the live zoom classes on Wednesdays – I always add the weekly zoom tutorial recordings for each assignment on their specific assignment page 🙂
Lets jump into some student work and talk about our progress! I really appreciate the skills that we are learning together by sharing and discussing our work in progress each week. It takes practice and also vulnerability, it gets easier with time/ regular practice and also helps us build a language around our work process. Do you see a difference in contrast to the beginning of the semester? Lets share.
Lets talk about Assignment #4 –
(There will be 2 Parts to this assignment)
PART 1 – Video tutorial – from zoom on 4/21 – Getting Started –
Video Passcode: ek75mA%1
**New- Video tutorial – from zoom on 4/28 – Re-cap Getting Started, image tweaks in Photoshop, and building the portrait frame work in Illustrator.
Part 2 – Portrait Riffing Techniques – **New- Video tutorial – from zoom on 5/5
Vector Art Portrait Making, Poster Design & ZINE Making Collaboration!
We will bring together the applications of a vector art, portrait making, lay-out / composition, image manipulation & typography.
Fictional Museum Exhibit Poster (examples will be shown during the Zoom classes – as well as a series of Illustrator vector demonstrations)
Suggestion :: Choose and work from the image and likeness of one or more of these styles/movements of art to create a poster using a SELF-Portrait
POP ART, SURREALISM, MEXICAN MURALISTS AFRO-FUTURISM, MANGA, POLITICAL ART, FAUVISM, GRAFFITI, AFRICAN MASKS, ANIME, VIDEO GAMES or (Another Style Not Listed Here or create a Hybrid using 2 or more styles)
Process: Research and Practice!
Art Movement Resources:
Find and discover a series of images and references to work from. Your research should inspire you and activate you! Create a new project folder titled “Self-Portrait-Poster-Project” – save these images to your project folder. Create your self-portrait in the style of the Art or Design Movement that you chose for a Fictional Museum Exhibition.
*Your self-portrait IS the artwork – for the poster campaign that you create for the exhibit. You must design the poster in 2 sizes – one landscape and one portrait orientation. I suggest 11 inches x 17 inches (or slightly smaller) Your self-portrait must first be drawn in Illustrator and can be brought into Photoshop later for manipulation, (like adding blended colors, additional imagery or effects.) After you illustrate your self-portrait, you’ll create the actual poster for the exhibit.
Specifications II: The museum having the exhibit you’ve chosen is: SAM, Seattle Art Museum. (or pick another museum that you want to work with)
Find out more about the institution at this website: https://www.seattleartmuseum.org/visit/seattle-art-museum
For the project please use the SAM logo as it is: (attached as a download link here) *feel free to re-render the logo on your own if you wish. (This does not mean change it) You may use any of the tools in Illustrator that we’ve learned or explored and also find and experiment with new ways to draw. You can work from a photo in Illustrator as demonstrated in class.
Do the Portrait First. Then compose the poster. :))
Minimum required copy/text for the poster is:
New Voices Exhibit
May 15th 2021 – August 30th 2021
Opening Reception, June 20th 7PM-9PM
*(and the SAM logo of course)
Fonts and colors – are entirely student choice. Students may ADD additional copy, but may not delete from the minimum above.
When both parts of the assignment have been completed please save them as a .JPG file and as a PDF then add them to our class google drive shared folder here:: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1FCI_tTA40_XyxO1zzt2mJDH0iNT1vhne
*Please make sure to create a folder for yourself with your first and last name and please name your files with your name – an Example file name looks like this:
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Research / Inspiration / Tutorial – Check out these links below:
Project #4 – Part 2 –
Aside from the production of both a horizontal and traditional vertical poster made in illustrator, students will push the boundaries and application / usage of their portrait imagery. What is the creative potential of the image? How can you push it further? Lets isolate and showcase the portrait work. (The image above is from a the lay out that we will go over in class, we will revisit this was we build the zine together as a class.) This will consist of 2 or more submissions by each student. I would love to see everyone submit at least 2 altered images: 1 traditional vector image created in illustrator, and 1-2 highly manipulated version of that image by exploring and hacking into some of the applications below. The isolated portraits should be sized at 8.5 X 11 Vertical.
What are the potentials of web and mobile applications in our day and age when it comes to creating styles, textures and over all visual aesthetics? We will walk through a series of demonstrations, some examples are below, along with a slew of apps to play with.
Desktop / Web Browser Art Making Platforms:
Click Drag Click – clickdragclick.com
Imgur – imgur.com
Pixlr (photoshop alternative) – https://pixlr.com/editor/
Glitcher – http://akx.github.io/glitch2/
Image Glitch Tool – https://snorpey.github.io/jpg-glitch/
Mosh – https://getmosh.io/
Glitchatron – http://www.errozero.co.uk/glitchatron/#
Giphy – giphy.com
Gfycat.com – gfycat.com
Inkscape – https://inkscape.org/en
Gimp – https://www.gimp.org
OS X – GIFKR
Glitche’ – glitche.com
Imaengine – Tons of filters, vector conversions, stills & video
Hyperspektiv – Tons of filters, stills and video
to.be camera – to.be/camera
Giphy Cam – https://giphy.com/apps
Instagram (I say this because you can layer multiple images, videos and transparent images in the IG Stories feature, then “save” your work even with out publishing it – http://Instagram.com
VHS CAM – http://rarevision.com/vhscam
Assembly Design App – http://assemblyapp.co
ImgPlay – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/imgplay-gif-maker/id989843523?mt=8
Imaengine – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/imaengine-vector/id599309610?mt=8
GifVid (simple tool to covert GIF to Video, Video to GIF on the phone)
iColorama S rich featured image editor that maintains full resolution of images
Decim8 – Glitch
ImgPlay – Awesome GIF maker! Conversion to video, and video to gif.
Back Eraser – Great to remove background areas and make layers.
GIF Maker Create GIFs from a sequence of still images from your photo library.