Mountain Man by Yaritza

Mountain man by Yaritza, student of Professor VIctoria Martin, Palm Beach State College

Yaritza created this fabulous work of art, and its title is the mountain man. Isn’t he beautiful?

Yes.
Yes, he is.

Yaritza is a fine artist who wanted to learn Photoshop because she realizes it’s so crucial for artists to know how to self promote and create digital artwork.  I mean, do you want to have to pay someone to create pieces for you, or would you like to know how to do it yourself? (I am a cheap-skate. Pocket the cash people!)
The colors, composition, and subject matter have a genuinely ethereal quality. Fabulous job, Yaritza. Keep going with the Photoshop work; you are amazingly talented and splendid things lay ahead in your artistic future.

Krysta

student work: Professor Victoria Martin

Today I want to shout out to the very talented Krysta from my Digital Imagery for the Fine Artist class. These pieces are all about line quality. Often you’ll hear artists and designers talk about line and how important it can be to the emotional context of a work of art. May I say Krysta nailed it.

My students are required to keep a sketchbook, so these were initially doodles filling the pages of Krysta’s. She scanned the images into Photoshop and incorporated photographs of textures and colors to create variations. The line is so delicate, and speaking of subtle, check out the faded colored dots. I taught my students how to create image transfers, which give the beautiful faded/aged feel to the colored dots. Miss Krysta, these are such lovely pieces. Please keep up the magnificent work, and keep inspiring all of us around you.

student work: Professor Victoria Martin

Salute to Ian M.

photoshop pieces created by Ian

These pieces were created by Ian, who is enrolled in my Photoshop 2 course here at Palm Beach State, Lake Worth. Each of these pieces is impeccable.

What makes them powerful is the use of scale to alter the way we view things. A shark fine becomes even scarier, and from a cave, a gigantic eyeball stares back at the viewer.

Well done, Ian, keep up the excellent work.

student photoshop work created by Ian
Ian Photoshop

Typography Portrait by Kethna & Alexis

typography portrait by Kethna

Today I want to salute two very talented designers/artists: Kethna and Alexis. These typographic portraits were created in ART1201C (Design Fundamentals). Students are required to treat text as a visual and open their imaginations to the possibilities of what typography can mean, rather than just words on a page.

Kethna created the above image. Using only type and effects, she was able to arrange and distort characters found on the keyboard into a likeness. The hairs are multiple parentheses, which she edited and changed using Adobe Illustrator.

Alexis created the image below. His portrait incorporated many words demonstrating multiple perspectives, which gives the feeling of depth on a two-dimensional plane.

Excellent job. Only a few weeks ago, you had never used Adobe Illustrator but look at you now. Brilliant!

 

typography portrait by Alexis