Final Project

For my final project of my 9th grade Digital Art year :(, I decided to do another digital painting. As with my other painting, I took on the challenging task of painting a person, however, this time, in black and white. This brought new challenges to me because the colors are so similar and making sure they did not blend together was difficult. The background color was a challenge for me. It is not the same as in the photo because, as I mentioned, the color blended too much with the shirt.

In my original proposal, I thought I would add a creepy eye-drip effect on my painting, kind of like Alex’s (Bollywood’s Best Grumpy Cat) demon-like depiction of Julie. Yet, I wanted to keep this painting pure, and I didn’t like having a creepy effect on such a nice photo. if I did take that approach, however, I would have possibly made the drips be a different color (or an actual color/not black and white), to make them pop.

I’m glad I did another digital painting for my final project. With the limited time I had, as I worked on my Flash Animation project for what seemed like forever, I wanted to do something I knew how to do. I am also glad I took Digital Art. This was such a great class. Although MANY challenges were put upon me, I tried my best to fix them and became a more patient person, in my eyes. Thank you, Mrs. Oliveri for all your help throughout the year. I really appreciate it and can’t wait for another class with you!!

P.S. I will add the photo/final outcome later. It wouldn’t let me upload it…?

Final Project Proposal

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For my final project, I plan to take a photo from an old AC yearbook, and scan it in and do a digital painting of it using Abobe Photoshop CS6. I will try to make this digital painting different from my last one of my sister, by possibly adding more layers and using the opacity to make blemishes and other features of the face more prominent. I may also use a watercolor feature in photoshop, like shown in the other photos. The photo of Marilyn Monroe is my inspiration, because of the clean lines and the shadows being used appropriately,  really making the painting look more realistic.

(The photo of the boy eating the cupcake is the image I plan to use for the painting)

Flash Animation Project

I am finally done!! This project was very challenging for me, even though this is beginners work. Making the wheels turn was the most challenging part for me. Once I figured it out, however, it was easy. I learned from this project how to use other resources to find information on how to do things in Flash. Using the internet and classroom peers were ways I problem solved. I would have liked to make headlights and taillights turn on, but after the tedious work I did to make the wheels turn and for the background color to change, I was finished.

I enjoyed this project , even though it was challenging. It made me use my resources and taught me how to use a new program. I would have liked to get more skills on how to use adobe flash in the beginning, but maybe that was the point to not give us any help.

Adobe Flash Project Proposal

I have not used Adobe Flash before, so I was thinking of going the simpler route. My idea is to have a car going down the street, and maybe have the letters of a car brand falling behind it.

Lotion Re-design



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I decided to base my re-design on breast cancer awareness. At first, i tried to make the design more simple, but then as i worked i realized that the original design was already pretty simple. I changed my idea of making the design more simple to just changing up little parts of the design itself. For the font, i chose ‘Dakota Handwriting’ because it looked as if someone wrote out the words with the lotion. I changed the scent of the lotion to passionfruit because it represented the passion for helping cure cancer patients. I used the same general idea that was on the original design with the fruit and just made a simpler version of a passionfruit.

What Inspires Me?

This is a video about a special needs kid who plays basketball. He was never given the chance to ever get into the game, but this time he did, and went for the gold.
This video is inspiring to me because I can relate to it. I have a special needs brother, and I know how it feels. Many people do not give disabled people the chance to do something that may be difficult for them. And many times, other “regular” people like you and me, pick on them for it. And this kid was given the chance– by the other team no less!!

This is truly inspiring to me. The fact that the person from the other team let him not only score, but win the game, is uplifting. I sometimes think that our world only accepts perfection, meaning if you are overweight or have a mental or physical disability, for example. But this kid proved me wrong.

I think I will try to, for say the packaging design, use this for inspiration to make a package for a product, say a video game designed for disabled kids, or toy for disabled kids. This will be a good thing to put to use, because, many disabled kids cannot play with the toys we can, or have the brain capacity we have to play a video game.