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This project was very hard to do, because I had no photo shop experience. I had to find a 2nd rate photo shop gto complete this project. In the end, I really like what this program could do, and I look forward to doing better projects, but I like what I did. thanks.

Digital art poster- I Hate Guns

Digital art poster-I Hate Guns-B&W


Chapter two is very weird in a cool way. Some of the art work is very complex, yet some are very simple. One of the complex pieces of work is by Asymptote, Fluxspace 3.0, 2002. It is somewhat Tron like in how it looks, with the colors and the space like textures. It almost has a future feel to it, like you would see it in a science fiction movie like Transformers the movie, the original nineteen eighty-six. This piece of art could be one of the planets the Autobots crashed on. It is a great piece of work that I have never seen before, if I had the money, I would buy it.

The other piece of work that stands out is by Erin Redi, Matrix IV, 2001. I really like how all the lights are symmetrical, and how the color blue really makes everything feel calm. It is also somewhat overwhelming, in the sense that it is on a large wall, and the lights are all lit up and shining bright. This also gives off the science fiction feel, even some sort of comic book pages have looked like this. It is cool.

This chapter stands out because of its futuristic feel to it. A lot of the art work in this chapter seems like it has current value in what the digital art is today. It has a lot of references that make me relate the art work to movies, commercials, and video games. All these Medias are what drives what digital art is today, and what it is going to be in the future.

This media, that is digital art, seems to be an ever changing. What was new and current yesterday will be old news tomorrow. This why I am so fascinated by what I see come from this side of art. It is always leading in the forefront what is happening right now, from the major movies, like Transformers Two, Incredible Hulk, and Avatar (which has not come out yet). Let’s take Transformers Two, even the first Transformers; you can see how their technology has caught on in all kinds of commercials, televisions shows, and videos games. This digital art has take over with a purpose, because I think that it was just too cool to see how they did what they did in that movie, it was absolutely just amazing. Say what you will, but digital art is a medium that is here to stay. That is what chapter two is all about, and that is why some of that art work is just awesome.

The 3D art is really big shit right now. It seems like every movie that comes out right seems to have a 3D effect to it now a days. I think it is a cool thing but I do not know if going to take off. I think is just a right now kind of thing. There are talks that they are trying to get it to translate to a blu-ray format, but right that seems to have run into a brick wall.

All source material comes from: Christiane Paul DIGITAL ART 2nd Edition: Thames & Hudson Word of Art.




Metaphor-a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance.

Cliche’-is a saying, expression, idea, or element of an artistic work which has been overused to the point of losing its original meaning or effect, rendering it a stereotype, especially when at some earlier time it was considered meaningful or novel. The term is frequently used in modern culture for an action or idea which is expected or predictable, based on a prior event. It is likely to be used pejoratively. A cliché may sometimes be used in a work of fiction for comedic effect.

I guess when you compare digital art as a tool verses a medium, you find out that they are two very different things, but you cannot have one without the other in my opinion. Digital art or the computers and programs that help create digital art are the driving force behind some of the spectacular images that we have seen in the last few years. The medium is present in almost everything that is media. From movies to television, From IPods to Mp3 player, from comic’s books to digital art that is hanging in a gallery, you can find this form of art in everything
I guess for me I am a big fan of the medium. I am taking this class, Digital Art, because I want to learn some of the tools and programs that drive this great medium. I am a big fan of movies; I have seen my fare share of them. I have over three hundred DVDs, and I have to say that they keep on getting bigger and better every time a new one comes out. This year the biggest movie so far, Transformers 2: The Revenge of the Fallen, was a by far the most amazing piece of digital artwork I have seen to date. I do not know how they could improve on the first one so much that it just blew it out of the water. The graphic in that movie was simply incredible: from the transformation form vehicle to robot, to the female pretender (the girl that changed into the robot). As you can guess I could go on about this movie all day, but I know that this movie, despite poor reviews, could not have been possible ten years ago. The computers and the programs that drive them just were not there at that point and time. Now let let’s fast forward to now, where the technology is present and is able to produce such movies like Spiderman one, two, and three, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Star Wars, and The new Avatar (That comes out later this year).
I am not going to even try to tell you how some of these programs work, cause at this point and time, I just do not know how they produce some of the images that. I know that there are simple programs like photo shop, GIMP, and paint that you can use to manipulate, change, or color an image. I have only messed with paint, and that was just because I was bored at work one day. I look forward to learning more about digital art and what drive it. It is a medium that is always changing and improving, because there is something new always coming out. New programs, faster processors, even better computers, but the driving force behind those tools is the artist that operates them. It is like if they imagine it, find a program that can support it, they can make it happen. Even if they cannot do it then, they can always put it on the shelf and wait a few years and something my come out then. No matter what this medium is just going to get better with time, but even though the tools and the medium are two different things, you cannot have one without the other.

Chaviree Martin
Digital Art

Digital art has been around for a long time, longer then I would have thought it has been. I came across some old, but relevant art work. Charles Csuri did a sineScape in 1967. That is just amazing to me. I had no idea that something like that was even possible back in those days. Like everyone I know, we think of digital art as something that has been developed in modern times, not 1967. I was just amazed that it did not stop there; Charles also did another piece in 1968, in which he used some mathematical function to generate the sculpture’s surface called the Sculpture graphic/Three Dimensional Surface. Once again Charles seem like he was one the pioneers in digital art, he won an award for he peace, GOSSIP, in 1989.

I have to talk about Lillian Schwartz’s piece, Mona/Leo. This one thing I love about digital art, you can take the art, that is already out there, or done by someone else, and change it and come up with something new. That is what Lillian Schwartz did with The Mona Lisa and the Leonardo Da Vinci. Two renaissance paintings and merged them together. The focal point for me is the noses. I love how the artist blended the noses together; they almost seem that they are supposed to be one nose. The other thing that I notice about the piece is the smile, or lack of. The Mona Lisa is famous for her smile, but I love the contrast with Leonardo’s frown. This piece of art reminds me of yin and yang, laugh now and cry later. I would like to think that what the artist was going for, and it was a great success.

Charles Cohan Works are simply amazing. His negative space images are really innovative to say the least. I like the way they make you see something that is not truly there. In one of his pieces, it really looks like there is a man and a woman engaged in some hot and heavy play time in a bedroom setting. The kick is that I really do not know if that is what is really going on or if I just have sex on my mind all the time (I would not doubt the whole sex thing when it comes to me), But that is what is great about that piece of art, is that I truly do not have a clue. That it is ok that I see what I see, and maybe someone else may see something different. I like how our creative half of our mind allows this piece to play tricks on us, but the other half is trying to compensate by telling us that there is nothing there, this is a great piece of art, just because of how it creates an internal battle between the right and left sides of our Brain.

In closing, the first Chapter of this book has been eye opening, to say the least. I look forward to the other chapters as well as what we will learn in Digital Art.

All source material comes from: Christiane Paul DIGITAL ART 2nd Edition: Thames & Hudson Word of Art.

Chaviree Martin

Digital Art


charles csuri Gossip

charles csuri Gossip

lillian schwartz/Mona-Leo

lillian schwartz/Mona-Leo

Charles Cohen

Charles Cohen/Art