Advanced Media Arts Projects:
Created by: Erin Elliott
Healthy Kids Market Poster
This is the Healthy Kids Market poster. It took some time to reach this look because I originally wanted to have a lot of colors, like red, blue, and green, but it didn't look good, so, after Mrs. Kushner's recommendation, I made most of the text black, and outlined "Healthy Kids Market." Overall, I'm much happier that I changed the text color and size. It's much easier to see the text now.
Rainbow Markiplier and his Dog
I worked on this Picture with Mariana for a few days. The picture is Markiplier and his dog Chica in outer space surrounded by a rainbow. It was pretty fun to make, and to play around with the Wonder Wand and colors. I think it also helped Mariana to learn a few shortcuts to different tools.
In the Eye of the Storm
I made this picture at home. I was inspired by the rain on Friday, and ended up spending about 7 hours on this.
Ping Pong #1
This is the ping pong I did with Isaac. I took his picture and made it PI Karou's secret base. To do this, I played around with some tools, such as the cut out tool, and the settings of those tools. At first I just made a silly underwater picture where there was a monster in the background and a "Reaper Leviathan" on the computer screen, but I didn't like the lack of organization in the picture, so I thought about what I could put on the computer screen for a laugh. As I was scrolling through my photos, I remembered the character PI (Playful Investigator :P) Karou, and got the idea to make the computer picture into her secret base. I found wood barricades to bar the windows, and some sunglasses to make her super cool. Finally I found a picture of a cartoon agent, and a picture of a target, and moved them so that it looked like she was about to...*ahem* "knock him off."
The color (for some reason) is super bright in this picture, but this is a little Ping Pong I'm doing with Jacob. I drew this is photoshop, and have sent it to him to work on. Jacob will add robotic parts and then send it to me to finish up the Lixard, then he will make the background.
I created this picture for the ETHS poem display. I used my own painting software for it, and I'm pleased with how it turned out--especially because I have never done a scenic piece of art before. I had originally planned to add trees and other natural resources, but I decided it was fine the way it was. The mountain has a few ledges and a cave.
Yearbook Cover Design Contest Poster
I made this poster with Canva.com for the yearly Yearbook Cover Design Contest. When I started out, I wanted something special for the background, instead of just a single color. I played around with the different patterns and their colors. I was going for a yellow background, but the solid color was too boring, and the other patterns were too silly. Eventually, I came across this black background. It fit so well that I decided to keep it. (Jack wants credit for moving stuff around *cough moved it back cough* so a small amount of credit to Jack Clancy for...playing around with the website :P)
The colors are still very weird, but this is what I sent to Jacob after cleaning up the mechanical parts a little. I also outlined the parts in red, to make it clearer that the Lixard was machine underneath, but "flesh" on the outside. Now, Jacob will add a background, and it will be finished.
Monster Mash: The Donchigoat (A)
The rules of a monster mash are simple: Choose three animals/Get recommendations from someone, Combine them (make a chimera), turn that creature into a monster. In this case, Jacob gave me a Donkey, Chicken, and Goat, which I have named the Donchigoat (Don-chi-goat). It's obviously not finished yet, but its on its way! I gave Jacob a Sun Conure, Brown-tailed Skink, and a Margay.
The project I'm working on now is the Winter picture frame, and Monster Mash with Jacob. I'm using Photoshop for both of these. Right now, I'm almost done with the Picture Frame, I just have to test it, and I'm not very far with the Donchigoat (see above). By the end of Friday I plan to have the picture frame and half of the Donchigoat's body done. To complete the Donchigoat, I will have to Finish the body, and color it. I plan to have this picture done in about two-ish weeks.
December 11th Blog
Although I finished the Winter Picture Frame, I still have to make the advertising poster. I expect the holiday poster to take no more than the end of this week to complete. Hopefully I can have it done by today or tomorrow.
Holiday Photos Poster
This is the final product of the Holiday Photos Poster. I purposely used ugly colors for the "Ugly Sweater Contest" because, well, ugly colors -> Ugly Sweaters. :P
Monster Mash: The Donchigoat
This is the finished linework of the Donchigoat. I may color it later, but for now this is it. The Donchigoat took some time to make, but I learned a bit about using photoshop to draw. I started with one brush, but then decided I liked another one that was more fine-lined.
Snaaaek from Space
I had some extra time today (the 19th of December) because I finished the Donchigoat, so I made this fun little picture with an extra photo I had lying around. it was fun to make because I got to play around with some of the selection tools. I used the wonder wand at first to remove the black background behind the snake, but then it confused some of the snake's black skin with the background and removed it. To avoid this, I used the quick selection tool to get rid of the black background. Then, I used the lasso tool to isolate the spaceship from it's original picture. Finally, after placing the forest background behind the snake, and the spaceship above the snake, I used the brush tool to make the spaceship beam shine on the snake.
Salty Noodles Sweatshirt
This is the Salty Noodles logo that I want to put onto four sweatshirts. This past week I have been busy at work measuring and deciding how big to make the letters. I am almost ready to cut a test logo out, and if it doesn't work, I will have to revise the design and re-measure. Hopefully it works well, but regardless, I'm sure it will be a difficult project.
Salty Noodles Sweater
This is the outline of the Salty Noodles sweatshirts that I have been working on for the past couple of weeks. It took a while to get the "alty" right, and I had to re-do it five times (I swear I'm cursed XD). The first time the top got cut off, the second time the machine cut too deep, the third time the edge of the "y" got cut off, the fourth time I forgot to flip the image, and the fifth time we tried to heat press it on, but it didn't work and only the very bottom of it got heat pressed on (CURSED I TELL YOU). Now the black vinyl has run out so the project is put on hold until the new black arrives. In the meantime I will be working on another project put on hold while I was doing this sweatshirt project.
Tami (Fangirl Edition)
TAMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII dressed up as Pikachu, so I wanted to have her using THUNDERBOLT. It was a little difficult finding a picture that I could use, but as you can see, I found a good one. Sadly, it still had Pikachu in the picture, but it wasn't too difficult a fix. I used a super soft brush to give the thunderbolt a nice little glow as well as mask Pikachu. I used the wonder wand to cut Tami out of the picture which was pretty straight forward because she had a blue-screen behind her. Finally, for the letters, I used a visible black text, but it was too big so it had a second row. Photoshop automatically added a dash which I though fit very well for the "Pi....KAAAAAAAAAA," so I re-sized the text and added the dash in the place I thought it would fit best.
Valentines Day: A gift to my friends
A few weeks ago I was absent from school, and as I was eating lunch I got a call from my friends (FaceTime). I was like, "WHAT ARE YOU DOING??? WHY DID YOU CALL ME??? YOU'RE IN SCHOOL!!!" But I was honestly very touched that they thought to call me, and so I was inspired to make a drawing with all of them in it. It took......SEVENTEEN HOURS. Yes, I kid you not, seventeen hours. If you want an example as to how long that is, if I had done it in one go (I believe I did it in three sittings), I would have gotten less than seven hours of sleep. The coloring and such only took about eight hours, but the sketches took a lot of time. Particularly Marlee (blue). I really wanted to do a good job with this so I tried to take my time and not rush. I think that this project taught me a lot about drawing people and shading, so I'm actually really happy with the outcome. Some things I learned were how to draw faces, and how to shade better. Also, to avoid giving people seizures, I had to film the process a little differently. The video is sped up enough to hide a lot of the choppiness, but if you slow it down, you can see it very clearly. This is because I had to record on a second monitor so you can't see all of the brush strokes.