This project was a great tribute to the great Andy Warhol. Gave us the opportunity to conceptualize and then act on those thoughts using our adobe tools. Learned a great deal about the color wheel and pantones. I am eager to see what next year’s color of the year should be.
I felt that this project was a great way too kick of the semester and this new learning path. You have to know the rules before you break them. My two images connected perfectly one representing the court he played on and the way he got his name. This was a tribute too Kobe Bryant and his Daughter GiGi. RIP to both of them …. Kobe signing off.
I sat back trying to grab elements to simplify this image. when i took a step back it looked like the continent Africa where the black mamba is from . I took this as a sign too continue.
Really just search for detail and where too crop in and still maintain mood of image
Story : The Passing of Kobe Bryant was untimely. I sought out images too represent his passion for the game of Basketball. The image above represents a piece of basketball court he played in Africa for a charity game. He dropped 101 points one more than record holder Wilt Chamberlain (100) points in a game. Kobe requested no media at this game so it wasn’t recorded , but looking at the aftermath of the court we can tell what happen.
This image above shows a trail being made by the Black Mamba snake when printed out fully. Thats how good the game was , The shamen of the village took this as a sign and after the game gave Kobe Bryant the nickname of the Black Mamba
This pic was originally a pic of a metal pipe with chipped paint in Manhattan zoomed in to capture a world map-like pattern with an African-esque continent likeness in the middle. Final photo was simplified to the major Black and White shapes in the image.
Africa, 46 million years ago – Ambiguous
This pic was originally a pic of a piece of styrofoam on the ground (I don’t have the reference file). Though there were cracks in the surface, I chose to simplify them to black. A simple line outside the bottom illustrates the break in the styrofoam. When simplified to black and white, it can be seen as different things from a beach, to an antarctic ice floe.
A Beach Or A Cliff – Obvious
Some feedback that I got while presenting really stood out to about the ambiguous work is that when I was doing the work I thought the proportions were all good and after the feedback they were off. So when I resubmit that is one big thing that I will be looking at also the tidiness in making the shape in this also was off. Those two things affect me in the project, but will help in creating others in the future.
The thing that I found in my obvious is the way that I inked it. I should have put more in on the page so it could really show the effect of the 70/30 ratio. Also my mistake while presenting was being unprepared and not bringing in the actual photo for this one.
(The Photo Below)
At the beginning of this project, I had a difficult time understanding the concept of lines and ratios. I also struggled with translating images into graphics, but ultimately I settled with these two pictures. From then on, the objective more became clearer. I found penwork requires nerves of steel. Tracing too hard with a pencil will leave a mark no matter how I erased it. For the next project, I have to improve my time management and work in a calmer state.