18 May, 2010

Week 6.1 (May 18, 2010)

Week 6.1  (May 18, 2010)

I call it, "Composition in Blue and Black #1." I wanted to try my hand at digital art that is similar to the art style of De Stijl, especially similar to that of Piet Mondrian's Composition No.10 - Pier and Ocean. I designed this digital piece with an asymmetrical structure and an off-center focus. I placed the black lines so that they are only horizontal and vertical. I tried making some of them diagonal, but it did not appear to work with my composition. I chose different line thickness for each of the lines to create variety and contrast. I ordered the structure of the lines around the off-centered self-portrait of me pondering. The glow on the far right side of the photograph is a filter for "lens-flare" called "movie prime." This happens to be my favorite filter to use in my photography that I edit with Adobe Photoshop. I chose one of the shades of blue from the photograph and used it as the background color. I am pleased with the end result, which I consider to be rather aesthetic and pleasing to the eyes.