I’ve looking at the works of Louise Bourgeois and I really love how she used large scale spiders to represent fear. I’ve looked at a piece called “Maman”. I liked how she used a spider to represent a mood because in my opinion, I feel like spiders are small things that tend to bring a lot of fear to some people in which I find ironic.
What I did was that I stuck with the previous art movement, and combined it with the spider. I created a gif of a spider and the background are of different colours. I combined pop art with fear because the juxtaposition
Research: Young Love By DC Universe
As I was on Tumblr, I have found an image that really caught my attention. It was an illustration of a woman in distress. The piece was called “Young Love #80 (1970)”. However I don’t know who has created this image but I felt this illustration was taken from another source. Also I think this was created much more recent to the year in the title because I feel that the quality of the colour in this image is more vivid than the colour that were used in the 70’s for printing.
What caught my eye in this particular image was that it gave me ideas of how I could achieve a digital version of these techniques. This style of work was done in the pop art movement because looking at this, I instantly remembered the work of Roy Lichtenstein and what he would create.
So what I have done was take the basic information that I got and research into finding an original image and some background information.
After all the searching, I did find an original image. I found this comic book cover and I also found some background information about the piece. This piece was made by the publisher, Crestwood/Prize, as a spin-off to another comic called “Young Romance”. “Young Love” did well in sales by producing 111 issues then giving it over to DC Comics (Well know comic company) to produce 88 more issues. However this piece was created between the years 1963 to 1977.
This is an original image that the designer has used for his/her version at the top. There are major changes made to the original version and the newer version. As you can see in this cover, the detail of the woman’s face is very clear. If you look closer to the face, you will able to notice that the detail consists of lines whereas in general, comic book it would be dots.
The designer has altered a lot with the original image to get to his/her final outcome. I don’t know how recent the first image was created but I think the designer manipulated the original image into Photoshop.
I think the background was removed by the rectangular marquee tool. I think it’s because from experience I find marquee tool is a really good tool to use for removing large amount of unwanted image then the magic wand tool. Creating a new layer with a solid pink colour for the background.
The designer has created new layers for each sections the woman’s features. I think that the designer used linear burn effect in each layers so that he keeps the same details in the images as the same.
I prefer that newer version then the old because it’s looks contrast of colours. The pink version is brighter and I think sticking with one colour as a theme worked really well. Also the shades of pink gives a real softness to the character. Even when the original has more of a context behind it, the pink verison allows viewers to decide for themselves what the story could be for this woman.
As I have always taken a bus to go to college every mourning, I’ve always noticed this. It is an 8-bit inspired tiles of a smiling cloud. What I really love was how cute it look. I don’t know who made this but I taken a picture because I thought it related to my units about image manipulation. I think the colours give a sense of child-like emotion and it brings out a lot of happiness. The character looked like it belongs to a super Mario game however if it was digitized and further developed it on Photoshop, I think it could of been a gif for the web.
The colours that was seen in the tilts were blue, black, grey and white. However the colours aren’t very clear in this picture such as the grey.
Pinn Su - I’m a Fool to Want You
In three of my unit projects I have decided to base it on fashion. For this post I’ll be writing about the work of a graphic designer I have found and his work. As I was looking over many works of graphic designers, I have mainly searched for graphic designers that has produced work in the fashion genre. As I was looking for fashion graphic designer, I have stumbled upon an image that caught my eye. The designer’s name is Pinn Su and his work is called “I’m a Fool to Want You”.
Pinn Su is a Taiwanese cross-platform artist that has worked closely together with major brands such as Nokia, Loreal and Nike for the web and also for interfaces.
This is the artwork. As you can see that its work is interesting because it combines the uses of digital techniques with the traditional. What I love about this is that the designer has turned a high fashion image into something cute. I can imagine this for a fashion print for a Japanese magazine because Japan is well-known for their cuteness in anime and manga. This style of work also reminds me of a contemporary artist from Japan that does something similar in drawing and that artist is called Takashi Murakashi.
These works are created by Takashi Murakashi. As you can see that there is some similarities between the two artists with their illustrations and also the colour combination that they have applied to their work. What I really love about Takashi Murakashi’s work is that he has made something that is really seen in today’s pop culture into a contemporary artwork in the Pop Art movement. Just like Pinn Su, Takashi Murakashi has worked with a major fashion however Takashi has made a print for the label, Louis Vuitton, that is well recognized all over the world. He also has made an album cover for a Hip-Hop artist that is recognizable for it’s target audiences for being a bear with colourful eyes.
This is the original photograph that the Pinn Su used to create his final piece. This was taken by a photographer called Elias Wessel. You can see how manipulated the image is just by having the background, the jacket, the model’s face and hair altered. I think that Pinn Su could have added his cute characters into this image without creating a major change to it. However adding this doesn’t change how I feel about the final outcome of his artwork.
I have created these images of Lady Gaga on Photoshop. The first is an original image of Lady Gaga and the other three are made on Photoshop.
The idea behind these four images were that I wanted to combine the techniques of dots like Roy Lichtenstein and very bold colours like Andy Warhol together. I think the image of Lady Gaga turned out great because of the effect of dots and the colours worked well. The last image was a random finding. As I was fixing my layers in Photoshop, I turned off the layers that had the black and white dots. I noticed that the original image looked better with the colours I have applied on the black and white dots.
Process: Pop Art Portrait of Lady Gaga
This post is basically how I’ve achieved the final outcome of Lady Gaga in the Pop Art movement that is in my last post. Before starting I had to research for a great image of the musician that I really wanted to work on, something that wasn’t over the top such Gaga’s outrageous outfit. I found this image of her that I thought was perfect because it wasn’t anything in the way plus I honestly think that it was the most natural look and most high fashion of her in my opinion at least.
To start off with, I opened up Photoshop to manipulate the image I found of Lady Gaga. I want to note that the version I used for this work was Photoshop CC trial because most tutorial I look up are usually the older version of the package. Once I’ve opened the image into Photoshop, duplicate the same image and changed the name from “background” to “Lady Gaga”. I pressed the d so that the foreground and background colour were in reset. Now that I changed the name of the layer, I gone to filter> “Convert for Smart Filter”.
Because I wanted to make the whole outcome a Pop Art look, I went to the filter> filter gallery> sketches> halftone pattern. I set the size to 2, contrast to 25 and the pattern type to dots. I’ve clicked ok.
Once I got my dotted version of the image, I began painting the black and white image. I clicked on new layer icon on the foot of the layer panel. I set the blend mode to linear burn. The colours I have chosen for were colours that I thought look like it was part of Pop Art movement. The colours were purple for the eye shadow, Pink for the nails, red for the lips, yellow for the hair and tan for the skin. The tan colour was actually comes from the skin colour of Lady Gaga in the original image.
I repeat this process of adding new layer and applying the colours for certain parts of Gaga’s face.
This was the end result I have got. I honestly think that it turned out great because I really did looked like some of Andy Warhol’s work he did with the celeb back in the day.
I could of left it as black and white because I thought that the black and white version of Lady Gaga looked like Roy Liechtenstein’s work where most of his characters had consisted of dots and had a comic book style visuals.
whilst I was finishing off colouring the image, I turned off the black and white image just to grab the colour of Lady Gaga’s skin, when I noticed that how the colours I have already applied on look really interesting on the original image. It found this by accident and I think it look better then the original in my opinion. I think this technique is known as Image manipulation because it’s almost like re-touching the musician by applying different colours.
Pop Art: Andy Warhol & Roy Lichtenstein
When I think about Pop Art, the artists I think are Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. I really like the movement because I think it allows the artist to depict pop culture in way and I feel like as it’s a complete opposite of fine art, artist can be more open with ideas. I really love Andy Warhol’s work because he combines pop culture with advertising to produce colourful and interesting message. Marilyn Diptych piece of work that Andy Warhol created in 1962. What I find exciting about this work compared to work of others is that it shows the transitions of one image when it’s created on print screen.
Introduction to Unit 34: Image Manipulation
The aims of this assignment are to give me the opportunity to explore and experiment practically, developing my own art and design work which communicates in contemporary and innovative ways. Experiment with technique and conventions of image manipulation. Discover and record the effects of different image manipulation techniques across the art, design and the visual media industries.
My main focuses are to learn different techniques and create my own image manipulation. I will need to research into different image manipulation in the work of others. To do this I will find and look into other artist’s work and to analyse what they have done to achieve this. By doing this I will take inspirations from them and use it for my own version by using computer application.