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Advanced Computer Graphics

Advanced Computer Graphics

Students taking this course will realize the potential of the computer to create and manipulate visual imagery with the blending of traditional artwork and digital manipulatives. Building skills students can take with them into the work world, they will will create artwork relevant to the publishing field as well as the Arts. Programs such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign will be introduced, and no prior knowledge for these programs is required, an aptitude for computers is helpfull.

Andy Warhol

Posted by on Oct 29, 2017 in Computer Art Graphics, FattaCast™, Graphic Arts & Design | 0 comments

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol was born to a working class family in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the summer of 1928. His father was a construction worker and a coal miner. At the early age of 6 he was stricken with a neurological disorder which often left him confined to his bed. During this time Andy found comfort in comic books and celebrity magazines, images and themes that he would use later in his career as a painter. After graduating with an art degree from the Carnegie Melon Institute in 1949 Andy moved to NYC to begin a career as a commercial artist....

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Pixel People

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in Animation, Computer Art Graphics, Featured Pages, Graphic Arts & Design | 0 comments

Pixel People

The early video games are sometimes refereed to as the 8 bit video game era, these include games such as Donkey Kong and Pac Man. In these games a pixal-ated character, known as a sprite, moves over a static, or sometime scrolling background. The Atari 2600 was released in 1977 becoming the first successful home video game console. It lent its success to the popular video game Pong and the home version of the hit arcade games, Space Invaders and Pac Man. Since then several consoles and generations of video games have come and gone, each one...

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Chess Board Perspective

Posted by on May 23, 2017 in Computer Art Graphics, Graphic Arts & Design, Studio | 0 comments

Chess Board Perspective

Perspective is a technique used by artists and designers to show three dimensional objects on a flat surface. It was began to develop prior to the Renaissance by artists and architects to depict buildings in a more realistic way. It is based on the understanding that as objects go back into space they appear to get smaller. To decide how much smaller the objects need to be, perspective uses lines that come together to a vanishing point, called converging lines. One point perspective is used to show the interior of a room, In the painting...

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Trout and Salmon

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in Graphic Arts & Design | 0 comments

Trout and Salmon

Trout are closely related to Salmon. Most live in rivers or freshwater lakes entirely.  Other species of trout such as the Rainbow trout may spend two or three years at sea before returning to fresh water to spawn or may live out their lives in fresh water much like salmon do. A steelhead trout refers to a trout that spends time in the ocean usually returning to freshwater to spawn after two to three years at sea; rainbow trout and steelhead trout are the same species. Native to Alaska, Canada, and the Great Lakes area trout are big, solitary...

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Birds – Orinthology

Posted by on Apr 23, 2017 in Computer Art Graphics, FattaCast™, Graphic Arts & Design, Studio | 0 comments

Birds – Orinthology

Birds have been the study of many artists throughout history, most notably the artist John J. Audubon. Audubon was a renown ornithologist who became famous for his extensive study of North American birds and the detailed illustrations that depicted birds in their native habitat. His master work Birds of America is considered the greatest ornithological work ever created and lead to his fame. He was particularly famous in Europe and Scotland where he traveled extensively while publishing his book, there he was revered as the “American...

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Superfood

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in Computer Art Graphics, Graphic Arts & Design | 0 comments

Superfood

Superfood is a type of food that has high nutritional content and contain antioxidants which help fight free radicals. They help maximize a persons nutritional intake. Blueberries, for example, are type of superfood since they contain antioxidants, vitamin c, manganese, and fiber. By using a variety of values artists can render the form of an object to depict the highlights and shadow that are evident within a 3 dimensional object. Analyze the forms of the fruit below to create an illustration using the Shape Tool, the Mesh Tool, and Symbols...

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Art Cars

Posted by on Dec 25, 2016 in Computer Art Graphics, FattaCast™, Graphic Arts & Design | 0 comments

Art Cars

Artists and designers have been using the automobile as an art form in a variety of ways. The most notable art cars came from a series of cars painted by famous artists for BMW. Like Alexander Calder’s BMW paint job featured here, each car represents the style and expression of the artist. The car wrap has recently been used to decorate whole cars for advertisements and race cars, in this process designers print large custom decals of their design that are applied to the vehicle. To assist the process a  schematic templates of different...

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Career Research Infographic

Posted by on Dec 25, 2016 in Graphic Arts & Design | 0 comments

Career Research Infographic

Utilizing Internet resources and statistical data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, career searchers can access important information and detailed aspects about various fields of study. After reflecting on your aspirations, favorite areas of study, and career goals, choose a career that you will study and report about in a graphically styled informational poster. Now referred to as an infographic, this design is intended to communicate information with pictures and data rather than long bodies of text. Following the principles of...

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Planets

Posted by on Dec 21, 2016 in Graphic Arts & Design | 0 comments

Planets

Named from the ancient Roman sun deity Sol, the solar system consisted of seven visible moving objects in the sky. Like many ancient cultures, the ancient Greeks observed how certain lights moved differently than fixed stars and referred to these moving bodies as wandering stars, asters planetai. The Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn form the seven classical planets of the ancients. Although Uranus was visible to the eye like the classical planets it was confused with being a star and wasn’t recognized as a planet until it...

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Digital Tutors

Posted by on Dec 13, 2016 in Animation, Graphic Arts & Design | 0 comments

Digital Tutors

Digital Tutors is a video tutorial service that will guide students through the basic workings of a program. Students are required to create a free account with DigitalTutors.com using their Google email account. Assessments within the Digital Tutors site will be included within students’ overall assessment. Digital Tutors teaches students, developing artists and designers, and creative professionals how to make movies, games, digital art and more. Free demo accounts are provided and students will view the coursework video from home. Autodesk...

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