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May 10, 2006

hedgehog

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The blue hedgehog

for my final project i decided to make a animation in photoshop. I really like making animations and i thought this would be a good idea for my final project. i went back to the themes in all my other art work, which deals with enviromaental issues affecting animals. I then decied to use a hedgehog as my main character in the story. I have a pet hedgehog named noodle and she is awesome so i really wanted to incorperate her into this project some how.

As for the story she first wakes up in the forest where she lives, and then go out to look at the view from her favorite spot on the hill when buildings begin to pop up all over. she then gets overwhelmed and leaves but now her home is a city, so she walks up to a building with a tv in it and sees a counting cartoon with hedgehogs (ok that was the origianl idea for the project but once it was done i felt it was not enough)... in it so there is a moment of happiness for the hog but then as she continues on she sees smoke and sludge and cars... so she finally gets tired and falls asleep by a tree and dreams of her old home...and its over :)

as for the sound i used garage band, I think it fits ok, but I have no music abilitys so making the sound was a lot harder than just creating the cartoon.

overall i'm happy with how it turned out

May 5, 2006

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Carl Fudge

Carl Fudge was born in London and has lived in New York City for ten years. He uses digital technology as a step in his print, painting and drawing process. The picture in the Digital Art book is of a print called Rhapsody Spray I. I thought it was really interesting when I first saw it in the text. It has such a interesting color palette. On further inspection I began reading about the artist and I found out that the print I thought was this really cool design was actually a digitally manipulated scanned image of the Japanese anime cartoon Sailor Moon. I then looked closer and realized that was absoultly correct, this relization made me like this artist even more. If he can take a simple illustration and manipulate it into a very interesting piece of art then, that I feel is a great way to use digital technology. I also like that he uses the computer for his designs but the way he presents the final product is much more tradional such as a print.

In all his work he is intersecting some of the newest and oldest printmaking technologies. Many of Fudge's prints are complex digital reworkings of Japanese 17th century woodcuts and contemporary popular images. I really enjoyed reading about his other works as well because if you look close enough a lot of his images are regonizable subjects or old prints. His Spray series that was featured in the book is quite intersting as a whole. he took different color palettes to change the different manipulations of each print.

I think I was drawn to his work because I really love animation and I also like complex patterns when it comes to digital art. I think it is so interesting that he can take an image and with a computer he can make it his own. I think for him it was probably a very smart way to work. he does not have to come up with his original starting point because it is already made for him. He gets to do all the fun stuff with manipulation and personally I think that could be really fun. I also like the fact that he will screen print his work rather than using a printer. I think that element to his work is very unique and quite special when it comes to digital art.

To see some of his work go to:

http://www.mbergerart.com/fudge/everyone.htm

May 1, 2006

self portrait

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this is my first project which was a self portrait. I decided to make myself look like a page in a coloring book. I used a stamp filter for my body and then drawed all the other objects with black pen and scanned them in. When I had everything in place I used the paint bucket to fill in the colors. I purposely left out parts that remained white, so the concept of the coloring book would show through. overall I'm pleased with the outcome.