These five images describe who I am as an individual. The Muslim pocketbook carries a meaning to me where it reminds me to embrace my religion each and everyday. I am a huge Captain America fan, the shield on the bottom display my obsession with the shield. The background image is favorite sanctuary in NYC. Whenever I have a lot on my mind, the location bring me so much harmony and peace because it has beautiful view of Manhattan, New York. I’ve been expose to a small amount of nature but on the outside I’ve been expose to the city life more, as it is shown in the geography. This assignment strengthen my skills in Adobe Photoshop as I develop series of manipulating images into telling a story about myself. In addition, demonstrating an entry-level proficiency in Photoshop to further develop my ability in visualization of space and motion.
When I first thought of the Face Mask assignment I thought about two potential option. I decided to a create my favorite movie I use to watch as child , Star Troopers. I wanted to make the mask my own design instead of copying the original from the movie. I added in a design of Kano , Mortal Kombat Character, to give my mask an evil look. I use perspectives in my face mask to show certain sections to make it look good from different angles, as you can see from the one eye to the mouth. Containment is another element I used in my face mask where the mask design had to fit my face. This goes hand in hand with DMA where we are learning how to create a 3D model with the Bristol board and pieces of tape. We are introduced to the simple version of 3D modeling. Entering to Foundation my very first day to now, I have improved from a mediocre student to a casual participant. Each class session, I have been given baby steps to becoming a strong artist and viewing space and form in different In aspects of an object. Professor Connie sees potential in me as an artist to further grow as a strong artist where I can manipulate people heart through my craft. The opportunity I had in foundation I wouldn’t think i’ll get it from any other school. Professor Connie mold us to become intrinsic students where we don’t only have to care about the grade we get, but acquire new skills to implement in our everyday life.
The Phenakistoscope creates an illusion of motion. I wanted to create an image of how a human body reacts in a stressful situation. This phenakistoscope consist three principles of animation. Squash and Stretch is shown in the first layer with the hearts. The illustration of the heart shows a sense where you know when it will get smaller, medium and larger. Anticipation stages the pattern and the rhythm of the way it flows through each of the frames. In addition, I wanted to make eyes, in the second layer, appear more realistic as it is looking from one way to another. Lastly, Pose to Pose shows in-between frame of the movement from the heart to time. I wanted to show emphasis the effects of time, you either think time wasting or time flying by making you feel nervous/anxious.
One of the final final project showed my growth as an artist from drawing a self portrait to creating an illusion of action on a Mat board. Earlier in the school year, I was skeptical on breaking out of my comfort zone on knowing what to draw , learning how to draw and going further on about the breakdown between space and form. However, the Phenakistoscope help me use tactics from my other class such as Survey of Animation where I learned how to incorporate squash and stretch and other principle of animation in this assignment. This project also taught me the concept of looping where the movement repeats itself continuously without ending.
Christopher Jobson shows his unique way to combine reality and animation in his work. The material of the puppet consist of moist clay to express her dynamic and free personality. The scenes were shot with natural light the visible changes of daylight which gives priority to the passing time of the film.
Intro: Colors; something in which we have a tendency to symbolize in connection to our emotions. They each have a meaning behind it that can both be positive or negative. However, it is how society perceives these colors that gives it their meaning and uniqueness. With this uniqueness, is our ability to choose a color that can fit both our emotional, spiritual, and physical traits. Thus, making certain colors favorable over others and making us who we are as individuals.
Gray— Like Red, gray is also a complicated color. With a mix of black and white, gray is neutral. It can mean both powerful like Red, yet subtle in a sophisticated way like Black. This is why I chose the color Gray. Gray represents my intelligence, dignity, and my wisdom. With it being mixed, it represents how I am able to adapt to the situation I am in. It also shows how indecisive I can be when figuring out certain things, such as which food to eat, or what color of the same shoes should I buy?
Black— Elegance, Mystery, Death, Evil. Some of which are associated with the color Black. Black is a symbol of grief, and can be viewed as a color of the unknown. I am black. Black is me. It proves how sophisticated I can be yet mysterious in a way. Like red, it shows my strength and seductive personality. In connection to the color green, seeing that I am a person of the Islamic Faith, there is the belief of endings and beginnings and that’s what Black portrays.
Red— The color of rage, war, blood, strength, power. The color of love, courage, and energy. Red is one of the most important colors that requires the mind to be in moderation. For those that inquire this color, there must be a balance. For, red may be basic on the surface but has a lot going on internally. One may see the color Red as anger and dominance, while other might see it from a positive point of view. It is the emotions this color gives out to one that determines it meaning to the person itself. This color represents me in more ways than one. I deliver to the world my strength, and with that the demand of attention. You can see this in me from the way I walk, to the way I talk. I give off an energy that can both be intimidating and powerful. This is why Red is one of the most complicated colors I can use to represent me.
Green—The color of Mother Nature. When we think of Mother Nature, we think of regrowth and renewal. However, the one thing about me that brings out the representation of these words is the fact that I am a person of the Islamic faith. As a Muslim, I have to always seek knowledge, value intelligence, fairness, and justice, and be a problem solver. That’s one of the many things about Green that I love. The symbolization of Green interacts with me being a Muslim and myself as a whole.
In Foundation, one of our next final project will the Phenakistoscope. In this project, we will use our creativity to create a gif on a bio-morphic form on Bristol board. This project was to get a full understanding distortion form in space.
Sunshine in the rain- The color scheme of this color palette compliments one another where they are vibrant with one another.
Shhhhh- “Shhh” gives off this triadic color scheme as they are evenly spaced around the color wheel. “Shhh” harmonies tend to be quite vibrant even though they are unbalanced.
Seventies Citrus- “Seventies Citrus” color scheme are highly saturated because they opposite from one another.
Caffeinated- This color palettes gives off a monochromatic tone of the color brown displaying the darker shade to the lighter tint.