Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Week 6: Color Review






Craft: I am going to use a different photo of a hand to create the illusion that Aarika is actually holding the tooth brush.  It was brought to my attention that is it just resting between her arms so I am going to take a photo of a hand in a similar position, but one that looks as if it would be holding the brush and use the blur tool to blend them together with a bit of color. I will also need to use a few tools to crisp out the edges that are around the light bulb and Aarika because when she is made brighter it is clear where some of her edges have been cut out, possibly add some shadow effects as well.

Concept: The concept of these images are that different kinds of bacteria and bad things for you teeth enter your mouth through your choice of foods, so I does appear that this concept is lost in the 4th photo, and some of the 3rd.  The man on the candy bar is a rodeo rider because he fits perfect with the idea of riding in on a candy bar.  His outfit is a little too busy for the image so I am going t o try and fix that.  Overall, through the anonymous letters that were placed with my images during class, all three letters seemed to understand my concept quite well.

Composition: Each image is composed of a different saturation, hue, and value changes, but all the images have the same arrangement of characters as to not confuse the viewer. 1, 2, 4, and 5 show different changes in color, texture, and style to the characters only. I wanted to experiment with them just a little. All images except one have changes exposure and changes in opacity as well.  Almost all of the images show the characters with a lower opacity except for number 4. I wanted the characters in number 4 to appear like they are chocolate that is in the mouth so they are composed of a new solid brown layer, that was finalized with a texture that somewhat resembles candy, or a chocolate bar. I am also going to try and keep Aarika and the light bulb the center of the attention in the photos, because it appears that in a few she blends in with the mouth and does not show much importance at first glance.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Week 5: Re-Collage

     In this finished image of the collage a few changed have clearly been made. From the original first collage the figure were just placed in random positions and were not really telling the story I wanted them to tell, so decided to find more photos to add to the mix that will help get my message across and will also be more entertaining. 

    The couple that was located in the front of the mouth has been reduced to one figure that is lurking in the front teeth. He represents the sugars and things that come from eating a cup cake(hence the frosting in his head). The cupcake man has also been moves more towards the right of the image to give it a little more balance.  The next change I made was that of the two men that were standing at the light bulb. I got rid of one of them so that it would look more original, and more believable that the defender has captured one of the cavity people. In place of the figure I removed, I added another cavity creator riding in on a candy bar, he is holding a pick axe to show that he is a danger to the mouth and the teeth.  There is also a child that is running off in the distance that is leaving chocolate foot prints all over the mouth and teeth.  He is just being a nuisance to the defender who is trying to fight everyone off.

     The changes that have been made to the defender is that she is now shown as a bigger figure than most of the cavity people. She is also armed with a toothbrush in her hands, and with a roll of dental floss around her shoulder.  This is to show that the defender is ready for battle against what ever the cavity creators try to thrown at her.  She has also captured one of them and this is why there is a ball and chain shown around the figures ankle that is kissing the light bulb.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Week 4: Collage

Craft: In this collage I used a digital camera to capture the figures and objects seen in the image above.  The tools used were my digital camera, and selected photoshop tool.  The photoshop tools consist of the magnetic wand tool, regular wand tool, eraser, and the magnetic lasso tool.  These tools were all used to cut out and arrange the images in the final product shown above.

Concept: In this image I was going for a random composition of photos of my people places and things.  The overall concept did not come to me until I finished the collage for the first time and it immediately made me think of the orbit commercials "dirty mouth? clean it up" and the object of the light bulb just went right along with that theme, seeing as a light bulb is bright and the orbit gum is focused on brightening your smile. The character known as Aarika seen standing on the light bulb is covered in white paint from when we were on a ministry trip, and composed with her body position I deemed her the defender of the mouth. As for the figures that are lurking around in the front of the mouth, they are suppose to be viewed as a threat to the mouth, like cavity creators. This brings me to the two males standing at the light bulb, they are cavity creators that have been defeated by the defender of the smile and she has recruited them to work as her helpers. They are NOT worshiping the light bulb, they are merely kissing it.

Composition: This overall collage is composed of five different photos that have been cropped and put together into the piece seen above. The arrangement of this collage is of a female figure shown standing on top of a light bulb that is accompanied by two identical male figures that are kissing the light bulb.  There is also a couple that is hiding between the front teeth and the lips of the giant mouth. They are in such a position to look like they are watching what is going on inside the mouth. So for the completing and easiest way to explain the composition: five different photos have been cut and cropped in such a way that four of them look to be as if they are standing inside of the mouth, and the mail bending over was duplicated and placed on the left of the bulb.

Week 3: People, Place, and Thing

Craft: The craft of these three images chosen was based on the most random pictures I could come about taking for this collage project.  The first picture is of a person drinking from a water fountain in a rest stop in Chicago, I believe I took this photo in Chicago near Millennium Park.  This picture was taken with a common digital camera tilted so that the image would come out horizontal.  The second photo was taken from the same digital camera, but in the location of my dorm room restroom.  This image falls along those random lines that I was going for with this project, and the last image is of a yummy bowl of mac and cheese.  For all three of these images the tool I used was my digital camera. So the medium was photography ... yay! So in conclusion the tools used are a random person and a chicago water fountain, my dorm toilet, and mac and cheese in a blue bowl. 

Concept: What I was going for with this first image was more of a vulnerable state of an individual because I thought it would create a better effect in the overall collage with someone in an unexpected position as opposed to the normal walking, running, or jumping pose.  The second image was taken to create a more unexpected disgusting feel to it, I figured that having a background as a toilet (if I choose this photo) would leave people wondering about the nature of this overall collage once finished.  The last image is of a bowl of mac and cheese, I thought this would match well with the photo of the toilet because, well... I'm pretty sure you understand where this is going.

Composition:  The first image is composed of a male figure drinking from a water fountain. There is not particular arrangement as to how he should be positioned this was just a snap shot of someone getting a drink of water in a Chicago public rest area. The middle photo is composed of a toilet and tile floor, there was no particular arrangement to this image either, just a birds eye view shot of out lovely dorm room toilet. I held my digital camera above the toilet and made sure I got the whole thing in the shot. The last photo shown is composed of a blue bowl with a smiley face on it (unseen from this angle), a normal silver fork, and some yummy Kraft easy mac! I cropped this picture, so that it was not showing the desk that I was eating at.  I wanted this picture to be composed of just my night time meal :)