Design Your Own Art Project
For this project, I chose to create a grime art piece of a musician named Gerard Way. When I saw this type of art on social media, I thought that it was a very unique style of art that hasn't been done by a lot of people. The concept behind grime art is to take an already existing picture and attempt to make the image look gross. Most grime art is meant to look physcadelic and weird to add to the effect. I thought that this art was very fun to make because I was able to use skills that I have learned in Photoshop in previous projects which didn't make it to difficult. I started this project by placing the photo that I was using into Photoshop and arranged the picture to fit on the size of paper I wanted. I then selected all of the skin shown in the picture and made it a solid sea foam green color. I then was able to change the color of his eyes to a solid white and his eyebrows and lips a red color and set the opacity at 60%. After that, I used the paint brush tool to draw a line down his face and made it look like he had stitches. Then I drew lines on his face to make it look droopy and melting to incorporate the grime art style to it. I really liked how this picture turned out and really would like to create more art pieces with my own grime art ideas while still in that category.
Digital Artist Inspiration Project: Okuda San Miguel
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For my project, I chose to research Okuda San Miguel who is a Spanish street artist who uses geometric triangles to be layered over models faces. I decided to research him because I thought that his style of art was very unique and different from other modern street artist. Okuda typically paints his art around the world on buildings such as on train stations and old factories. I decided that I could apply his style to a photo that I had taken of Kai Henriksen and use the same geometric shapes to be layered over his skin. I started my project by watching a photoshop tutorial that had a similar aspect as Okuda's to gain a better insight as to how I could create my piece. I then put the photo into photoshop and used the polygonal lasso tool to select a triangle on his face. After I had the triangle selected, I used a solid color fill to make the triangle any color. I used this same method for every triangle that I placed on his skin. I then used a drop shadow to place a light black shade around his body. This project has been very beneficial for me and my photoshop skills and has encouraged me to create more art pieces similar to Okuda's art style.