February 2011 Archives

Digital Focus

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For the Digital Focus project I want to take pictures of textures in nature and recreate them or distort them digitally using photoshop and illustrator. An artist who has inspired me is Van Gogh. I like how looking at his artwork you can see the texture and it makes you want to touch his paintings. I do not want to paint like he did but I want to recreate photography pictures from nature that I have taken and recreate them digitally.

Example of texture:

Here is an example of what I want to do:
The original Image:

Recreated to look like:


Final Thoughts on CopyWRONG

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The copyWRONG project is coming to a close and I am posting my final thoughts on this project.

Here is my complete final five ideas along with the original Tweed image. I also have a reflection under each image saying what was done to each picture as well as if it broke copy write laws.

This next image is showing my favorite piece I created from this project and an explanation about it.


Dan Goods Lecture

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Dan Goods is a Digital Artist from California. He studied and got a bachelors degree in Graphic Design. An inspirational quote that a teacher once told him was that he needs to "stop being practical and have fun" This quote he says changed him and his approach to art and design.

He says he is very tenacious when he gets an idea. He started working with bottles, glass bottles that pop used to come in, to see what sounds they could make. In his grad show he worked with a pipe organ to make a piece to exhibit. He says he is very tenacious when he gets an idea. Today he works at Jet Propulsion Lab creating stuff for NASA. He has worked on the launch of the Rover to Mars, helps with new missions, helps give the public information, and creates places for creating. He says he has fun using technology in a new way.

One interesting think I found about his presentation was when he talked about one of his first projects after going to Jet Propulsion Lab and that was finding a way to educate the public on the planets and the stars in the universe. He showed this by having a person's hand holding sand you would find at the beach. This represented how many stars were in our solar system. He also made a separate picture with a grain of sand that had a hole in it. He had someone at Jet Propulsion lab drill a hole into a grain of sand. He found out that getting someone to do this was not easy and he had to ask a few people before he found someone who would do it.

Another interesting aspect of his presentation was finding out he did an installation at the San Hose Airport called the ECloud. This was a data and art installation he did with a group of people. It creates a digital cloud hanging from the ceiling. This digital cloud is an opaque screen hanging from the ceiling where the image is presented. He created software that would use the weather data from the top twenty cities in the country. The data would then be transported to the ECloud and people walking in the airport would be able to see live weather from another city.

Tweed CopyWRONG

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For the Tweed CopyWRONG project I have created five pictures that demonstrate copywrong.

The first one is painting right on top of the picture.


The second image is taking texture and creating a clip art feel to a scene.


The third one is using brush strokes to create a collage of layering colors.


The fourth picture is making the picture in into tiles suggesting a puzzle idea.


The fifth and final picture is using the image in a picture with multiple scenery pictures.


Image from the Tweed Collection

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For the next assignment I am choosing to work with ...

Tweed Artwork

Image name: Public Common, Woodstock, New York
Artist name: Rederick Childe Hassam (American, 1859-1935)
Info: Pastel on paper, 17 1/2" x 21 3/8"
Gift of Mrs. E. L. Tuohy
Why i chose this image: I enjoy looking at scenery and nature. I also liked the way Hassam used color and that the brush strokes are visible.

About Me

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This blog is maintained by Jessica Zehm. A student at UMD studying Graphic Design and a minor in Arts and Media. This blog will be documenting my progress on what my 2D Digital Design Studio II class is doing as we continue through spring semester.

Winter Remix Project Images

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For the first project we created remix images of winter. We started by making our own remixes. We then, as a class, pulled our images together and remixed more to create a final winter remix.


Here is a link to a photo gallery:


Here is my idea for an installation...

This installation would be hung in the vislab windows. It would consist of twelve pictures being stuck to the window in the form of a 3x4 grid. Each picture would be taken from parts of the group members winter remixes. The final displayed piece would then create a new winter remix with all of our images combined.

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