Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Lynda Barry =]

Lynda Barry was at our very own Tyler School of Art on March 23, 2010. She is a hilarious person! She was crazy and told some pretty hilarious jokes. Born in Wisconsin, Lynda Barry grew up always drawing. Soon she began to write two books but then make a decision that it would be easier to draw them instead! Barry used her childhood as inspiration for her comics and art. She talked of a story where she once thought her mother was monster! She also talked about some pretty interested psychological aspects of children. She mentioned that children are in a different state of mind when they play. She also told us that art needs to be nurtured, which was a different way of thinking about art. I enjoyed having her read her book to us because it was personal and exciting to hear her tone of voice. All in all it was a great lecture that I think everyone enjoyed.

Monday, March 22, 2010

This image was created using Photoshop. All of the elements are from my summer trip to Europe. The background is mountains in Austria. The castle is from London and I added Big Ben from there also to make them one. I also used a horse from the changing of the gaurds ceremony as well. David in the top right corner is from Venice, and lastly the turtle is from a zoo we visited in Germany. I also used several of the effects from Photoshop that we learned in class.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Current Event Project

This project incorporates two images and using the program Photoshop to combine them to make an ironic image. In this case I used the classic photo of the members of the view and took out Whoopie Goldberg and replaced her with Howard Stern thus creating a picture that could have been taking but probably would never.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Photo Editing in the Media

After watching Sex, Lies, and Photoshop I felt disgusted by the magazines I regularly take off the shelves and purchase. In this video clip I learned that ALL photos that are in ads are retouched not only once, but up to 30 times. After seeing some of the before and afters that they provided as examples I was extremely shocked to see that some went to the extent of "evening out freckles" for a better look. This in my opinion is absurd. As the editing of ads flourishes I believe many peoples body images takes a gruesome toll. The images that many of today's teens are trying to live up to are unrealistic and ridiculous. Like stated in the clip, "No one can achieve perfection without an airbrush." The video also suggested that they are trying to pass a law in London that magazines much cite to what degree their images are retouched. I will be very interested to see if this helps at all or if we're all too conditioned to try to achieve perfection already.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Scanner Face! =]

This project was made by scanning my face and then using illustrator to recreate it.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Warning Label

If I came with a warning label this is what it would say.