Thursday, March 28, 2013

Vexels with a 'tude!

A vexel image is an image created using bits, pixels in our case, while it emulates vector images.

The one on the left is the results of a great tutorial, and here is my version.

The difference between the two is that a vector image is drawn using mathematical equations and not pixels. So if I made an image using vector graphics at the size of 4"x4" I could blow that image up to 400"x400" or 4,000"x4,000" without any change in the image--it would look exactly the same! If I make an image in Photoshop at 72 ppi (pixels per inch) at a size of 4"x4" and blow that up to just two or three times that size I would begin to see pixels, and the image would become abstracted.

So a vexel image is not a great image to make if you are printing it large scale, and Adobe Illustrator or some other vector based program should be used. But we are just emulating a vector image to create something , so we are fine.

You must conceive of, design, and then create a vexel portrait with an attitude--it must be dynamic.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Art, art, art...

The kids are plugging away at their work during the last Quarter. This year has flown by. The kids have not lost their energy, though, and here is an example of work that a kid did. He will do the 2D AP portfolio next year.

This is the third piece he did in this style, and I'm loving the series!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Political Art

You will make a gif animation for this project. It can be an image or text, but it has to move in at least five different ways, color, size, etc.

To take information about public policy and use it as an informative spring board to create your gif with a political message for the general population.

Driving Question:
How can art reflect and inform the public about policy-making agendas?

Consider this:
What policy do you care about?
How do you define general population?
What is public?
Remember that you have to have an emotional attachment to your project.

Individual Assignments
Choose 4 public policies and brainstorm 6 gifs that could represent the policy.
For each gif, list 4-5 colors or other elements that could adorn the gif.
Develop a final sketch for your chosen gif.

Great resources:

Thursday, March 21, 2013