First Attempt: This week we introduced the concept of the Newimal. it's about using photo editing software to combine two animals into one new animal. We took a look at Pixlr.com, talked about some basic editing techniques and went to work. This is this student's first attempt and I think it turned out swimmingly. In related news, it looks like we will be offering Computer Art & Animation next year. A first for South B and a first in Brunswick county!
First Attempt: Had a few students ask about charcoal. I said, you should run a few tutorials and see what you think. In the end, they didn't really like working with charcoal. However, nice job on the tutorials, don't you think?
Experimentation: The color illustration to your right side is an original character created by Audrey. The pencil drawing to your left is a recreation of the original character to the right. In other words, Brooke appropriated Audrey's original character and turned it into her own original character which Audrey thought was rather cool.. cause it is rather cool, don't you think?
First Attempt: These two girls have been working on murals most of the semester. That's cool and all but sometimes you just need a break. they were looking for something different, something fun. I gave them the camera and sent them into the closet. Here we see their first attempt at light drawing.
Experimentation: If you had 12 works of art and wanted to put together a portfolio, how would you lay them out? Would you put your strongest first... or your weakest? This is the thing Nyssa experimented with today. Here we see the images when they were first laid out in no particular order.
First Attempt: Inspired by Professor Clyde, we took a look at the idea behind a marble drop. This first attempt is rather straight forward but it introduced the concept. Though this prototype wasn't continued, it did lead to our next project which is based on how Micaella Pedros re-purposes discarded plastic bottles into joints that can be used to hold wooden piece together... stay tuned!
Side Note: Ohio isn't in my class but this semester but she did ask me to be her mentor for her senior project. Her project was on special effects makeup. Right up until the last few days that her project was due, i kept asking her about her project. To be honest, I was a little scared she wasn't going to have it done. Then on the day of her presentation, she comes in like this. I'm not sure this photo does the scales and body paint justice. it was very cool.
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