We started this project by watching a documentary called Blackfish. Blackfish tells about whales in captivity and how aggressive and harmed they are. It mainly focuses on Tilikum, a male Orca whale at Seaworld who has killed three people since he's been in captivity. In this project we had to make a statement using a one-liner in a political cartoon. I feel like I reached the project objectives in my cartoon by creating a question inside the viewers head using my image and one-liner. My political cartoon consists of an Orca whale jumping out of the water with the caption "I don't belong in a tank!!!!". This states how these whales shouldn't be treated in a harsh way or as a form of entertainment. If we, as people, want to help the whales we should keep them in an area of their natural habitat where no hunters or predators can have access to them. I think sharing information through art gives the viewer an insight to what you are trying to get across Using any form of art such as music, dance, painting, drawing, or writing, can help get your point across the best way you can. Creating art is very different from viewing art because you already know the story behind the art if you created it. Viewing the art allows you to create your own story behind it. I enjoyed this project because it gave me a new idea of how to get my point/points across.
Pre-Historic Art History Drawings
We started this project by taking notes from a slideshow presentation. We learned how humans expressed events or things in their lives by drawing on the walls of caves. To get this effect we took brown paper and crumpled it up then uncrumpled it to make it look like a cave wall and drew on it. This gave us the ideas for our final pictures to be scanned. Some people decided to draw other things other than pre-historic images I drew a tree in water because I really liked the picture I saw in a packet in Roxy's room and I used that to make my drawing. Using different materials such as charcoal,white charcoal,art erasers, and a smudging tool helped me shade and perfect my drawing. Once we were done drawing our images we scanned them and cropped them on Photoshop. Then Roxy introduced us to Adobe Illustrator and the live/image trace tool. This helped us change the style of the image (as shown above). This program and tool later helped us make our political cartoons. In the future I will be able to use this technique when creating art for projects or when I want to change the style and look of an image. Looking back I think that this project really helped me understand new programs in Adobe.
Teacher Creature Project
To change the eye color I used the pen tool to select the part of the eye that I wanted to change. Then I went to color and changed the selected part of the eye to the color I wanted.
To change the color of the girls hair I added a new layer and changed it to soft light, went to the brush tool and clicked the color palette, and chose the color i wanted and just colored her hair.
To change the teeth I used the pen tool to make a selection then went to the select bar, clicked modify, feather and made the feather radius one pixel.Then I made a new layer via copy. On the new layer I clicked the edit bar and warped the tooth by dragging it down. I repeated this process to change the other tooth.