here are some images i’ve found and compiled so far for my research project. my topic is lesbians, or more broadly: wlw.
vintage/victorian lesbians: http://www.vintag.es/2015/06/secret-lesbians-16-romantic-photographs.html
some vintage and some more modern: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2210599/Evolution-community-One-womans-stunning-collection-lesbians-past-150-years.html
The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister
Tipping the Velvet
Fun Home, The Broadway Musical of 2015:
i didn’t quite finish the exercise because i wanted to spend more time on the imaginary product project while in class. but i really got the hang of making curved lines and utilizing layers and merging lines and so on.
personally, i felt like the resolution devised to fix the problem about the eyes and the nose could be.. resolved a little simpler? like maybe just make them different layers to begin with? i could be wrong and that could end up being more work anyways, but i think i’m used to making a lot of layers when i work so it would seem like a simple fix..
anyways, i did like this exercise. i think tracing is a good method for practicing new techniques. i hope maybe we can learn about how to make the shadows?
and i guess (c) to the artist of the simpsons or whatever……..
i had a good time getting re-acquainted with illustrator because it had been a while for me personally. i probably spent too much time worrying about the details. i didn’t finish the little person figure but regardless, i think i got the hang of what we learned so far. this is what i got completed while in class.
product/concept: green cat
place: a cat cafe. a tea lounge. A CAT TEA LOUNGE!! their specialty is green tea lattes. (~:
item: a recycling bin shaped like a cat. an energy producing thing shaped like a cat. cat products made of recycled material.
service: a recycling service.
way of life: living mindfully, living green.
Review of the syllabus:
The research blog should be a place to track your progress, post exercises, write responses to readings, and more. It’s better to be detailed.
Exercises are not necessarily required to be completed, but show our progress and and reflection. Projects are however mandatory and is evaluated by three components: assignment objective, process, and craft.
Attending and participating in class critique is mandatory. It is better to arrive on time with an incomplete project than to arrive late, because late arrival to critique will result in losing a point. Late projects may be turned in one day late with a 2 point deduction.
You have 3 absences for any reason, and any absence beyond that will deduct points. Arriving late to class 3 times equals one absence.
Review of Introduction to Digital Media + Time Design:
The characteristics of digital media include:
- numerical representation
An example besides the ones presented include:
- Hashtags on posts or images. This uses automation/algorithms to connect many various images and posts throughout media and the world.
Vector-based graphics: composed of lines, determined by formulas; has flexibility, best for logo design or flat graphics; Illustrator is vector-based
Pixel-based graphics: images are composed of a grid of small picture elements aka pixels; allows for precise control and rich detail in images; less flexible than vector because it is controlled by the number of pixels in an image; Photoshop is pixel-based
Cassandra Jones artwork relied on digital media because she was compositing other people’s photos of the same subject into a single project, or piece. Her wallpaper piece is a prime example because she got the images of cheerleaders from the internet. She was using the element of variability in her pieces because she constructs an image out of multiple smaller images in various positions or sizes. She uses automation when she searches in Google for the images, which runs on a set of automated algorithms.