Thursday, July 30, 2009

PENCIL ART


It's not what you think.  To see more look at Jennifer Maestre's web site.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

EXPLORE THE WORLD OF MORANDINI



Morandini was born in SanPaulo,  Brazil where he studied graphic design and illustration.  He takes very simple images and applies bright colors.  

Thursday, July 16, 2009

\\\Beast Unleashed///

My friend's computer. He's worked so hard on it and it shows; it's gorgeous. :)

\\\Pop///

My exterior photo for my photo class at SCF.

\\\Nature vs. Man///

The Ritz Carlton!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

///Shine\\\

Walking back from the French Market we came upon this handy man! 

\\Rompe//

New Orleans vacation. Men break-dancing below our balcony! Bourbon Streeeeet.
Experimenting with quick-mask on photoshop!

///Meteor\\\

This is from the fourth of July. I think it looks like a simmering meteor, but that's just me. :)

Adrift

First photo! I don't know how to use this yet. Ms. C or someone help please! :)

I'm terrified of jellyfish but this picture makes them look magical, if you will. :)

Friday, July 10, 2009

THE FOURTH PLINTH

Beginning July 6th, 2009 the Fourth Plinth in the north west of Trafalgar Square is home to Antony Gormley's One & Other, an astonishing living monument. He is asking the people of the UK to occupy the empty Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, a space normally reserved for statues of Kings and Generals, in an image of themselves, and a representation of the whole of humanity.

The plinth is being occupied by different people every hour, 24 hours a day, for 100 days.  "The Fourth Plinth" is being webcast live 24 hours a day until October 14th. Everyday, every hour a different person will participate in this art event.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

ART OR FRAUD?

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Marla Olmstead started painting when she was two years old.  By the time she turned four she was selling paintings for $3000! 
 "My Kid Could Paint That" is a documentary about Marla.  Take a look.  What do you think? Post a comment.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

ArtRage


ArtRage is a painting software package for Windows or Macs.
The complete version is $25 but the free version  has lots of the same features.    "With ArtRage you can paint with oils, sketch with pencils, sprinkle sparkling glitter and much more. Stencils and rulers let you create precise shapes or smooth curves and straight lines freehand. Tracing and Reference images let you load photos to recreate as paintings either by eye or by letting ArtRage select colors for you as you paint. For professional users, ArtRage offers Layers, Layer Groups and Layer Blend Modes compatible with the PSD file format.

Best of all, ArtRage doesn't force you to learn complex tool settings, it lets you get right down to painting with tools you already know how to use."  

The site also provides free tutorials, forums and critiques.  Try it out the free version, post your picture on your blog and write about what you think.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

MAX GARDNER


Max Gardner, a Bayshore graduate,  and former AP art student, will be starting his senior year at Ringling School of Art and Design.  He is an illustration major.  He was where you are now.  Enjoy looking at his blog and seeing how far he has come.