Lifeguard Stand by Ivy

student work professor victoria Martin

I just realized how long it had been since my last post.

I wanted to share this piece by the very talented Ivy. This assignment was to create a South Florida lifeguard stand. It’s one of my favorite student pieces from Fall 23 term. It was created using Photoshop and Illustrator.

Below is her submission for the sketchbook project. Traditional sketch alongside the digital final. Thanks for being such a joy to instruct, and such an inspiration to teach.

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 fin 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

Featured Student: Zaire

Professor Victoria Martin student work: Zaire

Today I would love to introduce you to another extremely talented student named Zaire. The image above was created in Photoshop 1 as his art history piece.

His influence was Japanese Urban Art and Anime. The colors glow. Check out the halo effect around the upper edge of the beast as he removes the skin from his bones. Sweet and really scary at the same time. 

I also really like the use of contrasting colors. Note the little green tinge around the eyeball. Well done Zaire. This week of Thanksgiving I am thankful to have such wonderful, talented students in my classroom. Thanks for making my job such a joy.