Here is my finished hybrid final project image. I had a lot of fun with this, & it turned out really well I think. I had my square canvas in photoshop, & made the triangle in the middle for me to digitally “paint” the image of the tree / sunset there. Then once it was printed, I taped off the borders and triangle and used oil paint to paint the blue sky / clouds around it. I really love the clashing styles of medium, this kind of mixed media is something I’ll most likely be experimenting with in the future.
So for my final project, I wanted to incorporate my favorite part of digital art/media (digital painting) with my favorite part of traditional art/media, which is oil painting. I plan to make an image within an image – a small digital painting of a landscape and then after I get that printed out I plan on painting with oils around that image. Here is my digital portion :
I plan on using traditional paint to make a blue sky and clouds around the triangle.
So I had a really hard time coming up with an idea for this project, and after I spent an inordinate amount of time brainstorming ideas and trying to find inspiration, the idea came to me that I would just make my video about me trying to come up with an idea. Cliche I know, but video making and editing is not my strong suit. I tried to incorporate as much “movement” into my thought process; i.e. pacing & the time lapse of me painting. I think the music and editing timing choices I made helped it to become more than just something I threw together without direction, thanks to the music available on free sound.org. Video below:
So for my edited 5×5, I wanted to push further the idea of “boredom.” I made each clip black & white, and added the chirping crickets in the background to give a sense of kind of nothing happening. I also switched the order of the clips per suggestion, in order to make it less confusing as to whether I was failing or succeeding at the “tasks” I was performing. Video below:
For my 5×5 I wanted to tackle to subject of “boredom”. This is unfortunately something I (and most people) experience, but it’s not so super serious like say, depression, so I could have some fun with it. I exaggerated the aspect of boredom in the video to be funny, but to also get my point across.
Here is my final image for the propaganda project:
I think for the most part it was successful as a propaganda poster. The critique helped me fix a few things compositionally, but overall I’m happy with it. The idea I was going for was like a subtle irony, like “oh, here we humans go killin’ another planet!” I think the final product follows my proposal idea pretty well after moving some things around post-critique & I had fun with it.
So for my propaganda poster, I want to do something kind of funny, and a little bit serious. I want to make some ironic statement about Earth’s diminishing resources, and the main “advertisement” of the poster will be to colonize another planet, since Earth is dying. It’s a fictional poster given that Earth still has some time, and we aren’t really colonizing space yet – but maybe it takes place in a not-so-distant future. I’m not sure if I want the planet to be something like Mars, or another Earth-like planet that actually exists. I want my text to be bold and in your face, as successful propaganda is usually attention-grabbing. I guess the closest image I can muster for inspiration as far as content is the classic Che Guevara propaganda, and for text this m&m advertisement grabbed my attention: