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Computer Art Graphics

The focus of this course will be to provide the beginning art student with a solid foundation in the visual arts through a variety of technologies and media, including: drawing, computer graphics, digital photography and digital video / animation. Students will have opportunities to express themselves while learning various art techniques, technologies and media to enhance their understanding of the elements of art and principles of design. Art history and vocabulary will also play an important role in the development of students’ knowledge.

 

Low Poly Graphics

Posted by on Nov 10, 2017 in Computer Art Graphics, FattaCast™ | 0 comments

Low Poly Graphics

Low Poly is a style of design that translates an image into a polygon tessellation using tree sided polygons. The sharp angles and fractal appearance give the subject a vibrant and striking style. There are numerous methods for creating a Low Poly image in Photoshop and Illustrator. The method featured in the tutorial below uses the Polygonal Lasso tool to select triangular areas of raster image and Average Blur Filter. The tutorial featured here is a condensed version a video tutorial by Blue Lightning TV. Working with a symmetrical subject...

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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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Collage de Moda

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Computer Art Graphics, FattaCast™ | 0 comments

Collage de Moda

Los tableros del humor o los tableros de la inspiración son una manera para que el diseñador establezca un tema para su línea de modas, definiendo elementos del color, de la armonía del color, de la textura, y del patrón. Los diseñadores pueden inspirarse en una temporada, una cultura, un lugar o una variedad de cosas de su investigación. Estudie las muestras de la Junta de Humor a continuación y visite las páginas que están vinculadas también. Identificar el tema general del trabajo observando elementos de color, patrón, textura y armonía...

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Collage

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017 in Computer Art Graphics, Studio | 0 comments

Collage

Romare Bearden (1912-1988) was born in Charlotte, NC and moved to Harlem, NY when he was 3 years old. He studied art at the Art Students League in NYC. His art career started as political cartoonist for the Baltimore Afro-American. Bearden painted abstract pictures for a time but found more success when he began to combine his paintings with different collage techniques. He gained  recognition after a major art exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art, and in 1967 organized a major exhibit of 55 African American Artists. Romare Bearden, The...

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Fashion Mood Boards

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017 in Computer Art Graphics, Fashion Design, FattaCast™ | 0 comments

Fashion Mood Boards

Mood boards or Inspiration boards are a way for the designer to establish a theme for their line of fashions, defining elements of color, color harmony, texture, and pattern. Designers can be inspired by a season, a culture, a place, or a a variety of things from their research. Study the Mood Board samples below and visit the pages they are linked too. Identify the overall theme of the work noticing elements of color, pattern, texture, and color harmony. Traducción Española   Mood Board Using Photoshop, create a mood board that you will...

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Silent Actresses

Posted by on Oct 8, 2017 in Computer Art Graphics, FattaCast™ | 0 comments

Silent Actresses

Hollywood movies offer a glimpse into the fashions and styles of the times. In the early days of Hollywood, movies were silent and featured actresses and actors who would mime and gesture their parts in order to create dialogue in the story, also, title cards had written dialog to show the audience what was being said. Use this link and this link to get familiar with some of the most well known names in early Hollywood. Search online for images that depict your star in various outfits and settings and save them to your drive. Use the...

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Chuck Close

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in Computer Art Graphics, FattaCast™ | 0 comments

Chuck Close

Chuck Close creates large realistic portraits using small squares of color to show the features of the face. His techniques led him to a great deal of fame in the 1960s and by the 1970s, Close’s work was shown in the world’s finest galleries, and he was widely considered one of America’s best contemporary artists. He was born July 5, 1940, in Washington State. His parents where artistic and showed a lot of support for his creative interests. He still paints today. Close_Man_01 Close_Man_03 Close_Man_02 close_woman...

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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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Architectural Planning – Perspective

Posted by on Sep 15, 2017 in Computer Art Graphics | 0 comments

Architectural Planning – Perspective

Architectural plans are what architects use to enable builders to construct their designs. An architect needs to design the floor-plan of the space as well as render the 3 dimensional perspective drawings so that the client can visualize their design. Frank Lloyd Wright was a modern architect who developed an organic and distinctly American style. He designed numerous iconic buildings. Wright was born on June 8, 1867, in Richland Center, Wisconsin. After college, he became chief assistant to architect Louis Sullivan. Wright then founded his...

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Course Syllabus

Posted by on Sep 3, 2017 in Computer Art Graphics, Featured Pages, Studio | 0 comments

Course Syllabus

Welcome to mrfatta.com where you will find hundreds of art making projects mixed with a variety of themes and topics. Here you can hone your art making skills and discover the artist within, uncover the secret techniques of the Masters, dive deep to explore your favorite subjects, understand the life and times of artists past, and examine the styles and trends of art today. Click more and explore the plethora of resources aimed to engage you in the arts, help you develop your portfolio, search for work, find a college, and plan your future...

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Google Portfolio

Posted by on Sep 2, 2017 in Computer Art Graphics, Featured Pages, Studio | 0 comments

Google Portfolio

A digital portfolio can be created using Google Slides, which we will called Google Portfolio for the sake of the course. The portfolio will come to represent all the work you created throughout the year. Your portfolio will include projects you created throughout the course. All projects are graded from the students’ Google Portfolio; it is how work is handed in through out the course of the year. All students are require to be able to optimize images from Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and other applications (converting an Adobe image...

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Pixel Awards

Posted by on Aug 30, 2017 in Animation, Computer Art Graphics, Fashion Design, FattaCast™, Featured Pages, Studio | 0 comments

Pixel Awards

Since 2015, the Pixel Awards have celebrated the artistic creations of the class and awarded the artists behind the work. In 2017  Third Annual Pixel Awards will celebrated the creation of art work and the artists behind the work. One Pixel Trophy will be awarded for Best Portfolio along with three Pixel Medals recognizing the achievements in different categories and subjects studied in each class. Here how it works. Use the portfolio rubric below to assess your art work and the overall presentation of your accomplishments. Prepare your...

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Online Painting Tools

Posted by on Aug 30, 2017 in Computer Art Graphics, Featured Pages, Studio | 0 comments

Online Painting Tools

Online painting software, some times called open source software, will provide you with a variety of Internet sites that allow you to draw and paint directly on a web browser on their Chromebook or desktop computer. Explore the following sites in the order they appear. Using the tutorials provided complete the following projects using the different tools each site provides. Create and save a collection of different images from the sites and combine them in a multilayered work by opening them all in a single Sumopaint. Like Photoshop,...

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Illustrator Tools

Posted by on Aug 15, 2017 in Computer Art Graphics | 0 comments

Illustrator Tools

Providing a variety of graphic organizers, Internet resources, and classroom web site tutorials, Computer Graphics students will demonstrate their ability to utilize a variety of basic tools and effects within Adobe Illustrator.  Student works will highlight each of the effects and filters by applying them to the star shape tool. Analyzing works by Wassily Kandinsky, students will compose a design that integrates the different distortions together in an abstract way.   Use the following guide to create a composition of 50 or more...

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Light and Color

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Computer Art Graphics, FattaCast™, Studio | 0 comments

Light and Color

Sir Isaac Newton was an English physicist. He’s considered the founding father of modern physics. He’s most widely known for uncovering the laws of gravity and motion. In 1666 he studied the properties of light, showing that a prism could  separate white light into a spectrum of colors. In his experiments he proved that color was actually a particle of light that moves in waves from its source, the colors we see are the reflections of light that are not absorbed by an object.   The sun emits a multitude of rays that move in...

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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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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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Georgia OKeeffe

Posted by on Jan 18, 2017 in Computer Art Graphics | 0 comments

Georgia OKeeffe

Georgia O’Keeffe was born in Wisconsin in 1887. She longed to be an artist from an early age. When she was 18 she attended the Art Institute of Chicago and a year later went to study at the Art Students League of New York. She worked briefly as a commercial artist in Chicago before moving to Texas to teach. In 1922, at the age of 35, she married photographer and gallery owner Joseph Steiglitz and she became very famous for her large flower paintings. After her husband died in 1946, she moved to New Mexico to paint the desert scenes. Her fame...

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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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X-ray Illustration

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017 in Computer Art Graphics | 0 comments

X-ray Illustration

Artists who draw the figure spend a lot of time studying human anatomy, knowing the structure of the bones helps artists render the outside form. Anatomical drawing is a regular study for many artists who draw or paint the human figure. Medical illustration is a field that combines art and medicine, the images depict different features of the human body often for medical text books and posters. Study the hand X-ray depicted below analyzing the form and texture of the bones of the hand. Download the X-ray image below and use it to trace the...

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