Sunday, May 18, 2014

3D Street Art Link

Hey guys. This week, I didn't do much graphic design due to an AP exam this week. Anyway, I thought I'd share a cool link to one of the coolest art ideas in my perspective: 3D street art. I love the depth that artists incorporate into the art, and it makes the street look surreal and brightens moods as well. I wish Saint Pete had more of this type of art. Here's a link to some awesome 3D street art around the world. Thanks, and check by next week.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Start of Aer Vexel

At home this week, I worked a little on starting another vexel piece. This time, I want to create a vexel for one of my favorite bands, Aer. They were in search of fan artwork and I though it'd be a good opportunity to send them what I can do. The photoshop I have at home isn't nearly as good as CS6, and it's confusing at times, but hopefully I'll get to know it better as I keep working on this piece. Thanks for viewing.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Completed Rick Ross Portrait

I completed my Rick Ross portrait this week, and I integrated his body and his head a lot better than before. I painted the chair as well and gave a solid blue background to complete the vexel. I added texture to the beard to correspond with the noise of his tattoos, and I also added a little shadow lines in his face. I'm pretty happy with the way this turned out. The only decision I have left is whether or not to add the text "Rosé" over the piece, and if so, what font and position I should use. I'll have to discuss it with my classmates and make a decision. Thanks for viewing.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Rick Ross Continuation

So this week I continued working on my Rick Ross photoshop portrait. I made progress with the filling of color throughout his body, but integrating the head with the body is going to be a challenge. I plan on adding more noise to the beard, face, and top hair to even out the noise of the portrait. I still need to fill in the beach chair and background. Keep checking in, and thanks for viewing.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Rick Ross Portrait

This week, I began another vexel-type photoshop piece where I trace a famous person and paint their figures with solid colors. I chose Rick Ross this time because I want to work with tattoos and I think it'd turn out very funny. So far, I've just used the pen tool to trace the lines and stroked them afterwards. Hopefully this piece will turn out just as good, if not better, than my other portraits. I may do something different with the style of the piece once I'm done. Peter Max gave me some cool ideas regarding colors and designs, so I may try to base my piece of his artwork. Thanks for viewing, and check by next week when the piece is complete. 

Complete Surreal City

Friday, April 11, 2014

Surreal City

This week, I followed a tutorial and completed a surreal city scene where I put myself on a hologram at the top of the city and another of myself looking up at the hologram. I simply brushed an orange and yellow spot, free tranformed it, liquified it, and duplicated it to create several flying fire lines in the sky. I had a little trouble finding the right adjustment layer colors for my piece, but I think it turned out fine. I also added a Mike Tyson tattoo on my face to give myself a god-like figure. Thanks for viewing my piece this week.