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

Digital Portraits

A quick post to show some new work. Today was critique day in Digital Imagery. Students were required to create a digital portrait and here are three of my favorites. I may post more from them later this week.

It didn’t have to be a face. It could be anything that represents who you are. A place, a vibe, color, animal, or something like that. 

When the first image came up on the screen I heard a collective gasp in the room. Vivian used electric jewel tones as accent to make this portrait pop. Such a beautiful piece of art.  I introduced Viv to the work of Cezanne. She really loved how he used flat patches of color and she wanted her work to echo his style.

The image below was created by Alex . It’s a self portrait with a character that he developed traveling through outer space. Throughout the term Alex has steadily made the class giggle with his lighthearted concepts. The composition feels so open and I personally enjoy the implied line between the figures.

This bewitching portrait was created by Nicole. I love her subtle use of color (and not so subtle). Look at the way the golden tones frame her face. The watercolor splashes on the face and the distorted grid of dots in the background contrasts nicely with the fluid portrait. And of course the doodles of flowers feel very current. Well done guys.