In this sketch assignment, I had hard time deciding what kind of image to create. By looking through examples, I wasn’t sure what kind of original image that I wanted to create. Eventually, a random thought came to my mind and created this image. One is a top half of light bulb, and one is bottom half a person. I thought it worked since the image of a person I chose is from Youtube channel called Vsauce where interesting topics are discussed. I chose the light bulb, not to be rude, because he was bald. I was trying to make an image that makes sense in a context while trying to put some humor into it.
This was a very interesting sketch for me, because it made me learn how to use Pixlr at a very basic level. Prior to starting the assignment, I had no clue of how to actually joining the two images using photoshop. This was my greatest challenge, but felt very accomplished when I managed to merge the two images together. My image selection came down to a balloon and an avocado because for some strange reason, I found similarities between the bottom part of a ballon and that of avocado.
At first, I couldn’t think of anything to combine; my mind was running blanks. So to distract myself from the assignment, I went on my phone to pass some time. Soon, my phone battery nearly ran out and that’s when I came up with the idea for this photo combo. I imagined that using up a battery is akin to burning a match because it slowly uses up its energy until it it dies off. Visually it made more sense if the burning end of the battery looked more like a cigarette burning. So I used an app on my phone to superimpose the burning end of a cigarette on top of a battery. It wasn’t too difficult to do, definitely the hardest part of the assignment was coming up with what to compose.
Emil – 2 batteries https://tinyurl.com/ycun98hx
Andrew Magill – Ash https://tinyurl.com/ydcbyhrz
This was an extremely difficult assignment to start. This is simply because it was hard to think of two image that would work together as a combo photo. It took me some time to piece together the objects that I wanted to use. As always for assignments likes this, I searched around my room. Fortunately, I looked out my window and saw a construction crane. I thought that would be a pretty simple idea to bounce off of. Then, I noticed my ruler that I was using to put the finishing touches on my literary narrative. I now had my two objects. However, it was also difficult to find the image that would work in order to make these two come together. Finally, I found a complex image of a crane and decided to pair it with a simple image of a ruler. I have very limited experience with photoshop and related programs. Putting the images together was slightly confusing, but I eventually figured out how to use the basic functions of Pixlr. My image displays the precision and complex levels of construction. The ruler ought to be considered one of the simplest tools tone used in building, measurements, and even construction; the crane can be considered and extremely complex one. Therefore, i combined both these two levels to display the crying degrees.
photo by takeabreak (Flickr)—ruler
photo by Phillip Huntichings (Flickr)—crane
This particularly assignment turned out to be very difficult for me to get done. I think it has something to do with trying to find two photos that can line up physically and color-wise, as well as make some artistic sense. This was not my first idea, but by time I had gone through so many iterations of trying something out, my standards dropped and I caved with something that was relatively easy. I like that this combo photo shows up close something so small and something that is large so far away. I think the combination makes the viewer think about pollution since one of the images is nature, and the other a known pollutant that people still choose to engage with. The photo on the right looks more ‘clean’ to me, while the photo on the left looks more ‘dirty.’ This is interesting, considering that the actual content of the photo points to exactly opposite of this.
“IMGP7218” by Flickr user Tim Gage.
“cigarette” by Flickr user Fried Dough.
I talked to my mom this morning, and we ended up reminiscing on our past family vacations, as my sister, who is a junior in high school, is on spring break and they have been traveling a lot for college visits. When I was young, my family would travel to Colorado every summer to go hiking, biking, and exploring in the mountainous region. We talked about the time when I was around 9 or 10 and we were on a hike in Beaver Creek, Colorado. It was near the end of the hike, when we were making our way back down into the valley, when my entire family stopped to step over what they all thought was a piece of rope. However, the rope started moving. I am going to preface this with the fact that I have a huge fear of snakes. I hold my breath when passing snake exhibits at the zoo and I think it’s truly crazy that people have them as pets. When I saw the snake, my parents joke that I am the first human that flew. I jumped so high and screamed so loudly. With this memory fresh in my mind, after reading the description for this weeks Sunday sketch, I knew exactly what I was going to do. I found a picture of a snake and combined it with the picture of the rope. The movement of both allow the images to feel more connected. I think this image, and the project as a whole, gives people the opportunity to see that things are not always what they seem at first glance.
Photo of both snake and rope from Flickr
Happy Easter Sunday- I am a poor student who cannot afford photoshop, so I used scissors and Elmer’s glue. I printed this in Black and white and used pen to color the egg yolk because I wanted it to stand out from the rest of the image.
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This was probably one of my most favorite Sunday sketches we have done so far. I really enjoyed the searching process involved with creating this “masterpiece”. I have seen photos of this kind before, so I used the ones I have seen previously to kind of inspire my idea for this week. I found two photos from Flickr. The ballerina figure is from @leggab titled “Alone in the Ballet”. I knew I wanted the ballerina/flower combo, so it was a challenge finding the right pose with the right flower. The flower photo is from @wvgasguy titled “Dedicated to those with breast cancer…”. I used befunky.com to combine the two photos and create the ballerina/flower tutu combo. My photo is definitely not as polished as Steven McMennamy’s, but with some practice and maybe some fancy equipment I could get there.
Finding the right images to make this look like a new image was certainly a challenge. My first attempt failed miserably but then I realized that the easiest way to find pictures that had similar colors what to search Flickr by colors which is exactly what I did. By searching through colors I was able to match two images rather easily. I also tried to find a picture with a clear straight edge where I could stitch the two images together.
I don’t know if my picture says anything other than it being a house on a waterfall. I guess it could be about living on the edge always. It may be worth it for the view alone.