Projects


REQUIREMENT FOR EACH PROJECT

  1. Digital Files: Name Convention Format
    1. (your user name)_ (project name).ext
    2. Example: 
      • saritds_Parody.JPG
      • saritds_ Parody.PSD
  2. Each period of class project, students must bring all the work progress to every class section until the due date.
  3. The final output on all projects will be on CD/DVD disc depending on the size of all the digital files.
  4. You are required to update your artworks on your digital arts student portfolio during this semester.
  5. The prints on each project
    • Every print must have the border at least ½ inch all sides
    • Example:
  6. Students are required for participating during class critiques. 1

Project 1: Parody

 

Due Dates:  September 23th

 

Summary

Student will create a minimum of two(2) pieces of figurative artwork that serves as a social satire, social critique, or commentary of some current issue in the society. Student will choose one style of the setting and composition from the original artworks from master artists in the past centuries.

Example 1

A Neoclassicism Jacques Louis David: "Napoleon Crossing the Alps, 1801", oil on canvas, 260 cm × 221 cm, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Final painting (read painting analysis here) Compositional analysis
   
Contemporary artist

Kehinde Wileyn (read his artist statement here) (Artist website)

Contemporary artist

Example 2

A 16th-century Mannerist, Giuseppe Arcimboldo: "Four Seasons", 1590, oil on canvas
Spring, 1563, Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando   Vertumnus, Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor painted as Vertumnus, Roman God of the seasons, c. 1590-1. Skokloster Castle, Sweden. Flora,1591, oil on panel, 73 x 56 cm (Private collection)
Contemporary artists : Kazuhiko Nakamura
Contemporary artists : Andre Martins de Barros
Contemporary artists : Alberto Seveso

 

More contemporary artists
Contemporary artists : Naoto Hattori
Contemporary artists : Frank Magnotta
Contemporary artists : ?
Contemporary artist :Susan Herbert

 


Objectives

  • Not to ripping off or copying the master piece artwork, but instead being able to analyze the master piece construction of style, technique, colors, and composition.
  • To be able to mythologize the social event.
  • To be able to express your thought through imagery.
  • Recognize other historical or contemporary artists who share similar techniques, content, or approaches with your own work.
  • Start thinking about the context in which your artwork will be viewed or experienced.
  • Begin to develop your artistic signature.

Methodology

PART I Due Sep. 2

Turning in Microsoft Word file format

  • Research detail up to three current social events, or issues in America
    • Be clear for either to glamorize or to repel the subject
  • Research one particular artistic style that appeal to you
    • Considering appropriate style and adaptation
    • Analyze composition and colors for adaptation

Turning in JPEG format

  • Roughly create sketches of your idea
    • Sketches can be digitalal/traditional drawing, Photoshop, or combination of all.
    • Presenting in digital format on screen
      • either scanning or photographing final sketches in screen format as need
  • You can use Autodesk Maya or Zbrush to create objects/props to compose with photographs on your scenes.
  • You can do over painting

PART II: Digital format Due Sep. 25th and Print Due Sep. 20

  • Execution of your piece
  • Each image should be at least in a medium size print format: 11"X17" see print requirement

NOTE:

Key to successful combine different sources of images:

  • To match the light and shodow direction.
  • To match perspective and camera lens.
  • To match color tempature.
  • To match color hues and saturation
  • To match pixel resolution.
  • To match reflection.
  • To match white balance.
  • Good blending the edges.

Grading total of 30 points

You will be graded on the work and thought you put into organizing your work for the presentation and the amount of thought you put behind trying to determine an imaging direction. I will also consider how well you presented your ideas to the class.

And final of your image(3)

This assignment will be worth 30 points:  

  • Research document and sketches 5 points
  • Finish work 25 points

Note:
Ask any questions in class or contact me by email saritds@bgsu.edu to clarify any questions you have about the assignment.

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Project 2 Digital Painting: Portraiture

 

Due Dates: Oct. 28th

Summary

A minimum of two(2) digitally paint pieces, describes or embodies any personality portraits. The painting can be full figures. The portraits must give us some kind of insight about the person. The works can be about the same person, different people, a made-up person, a representational person (or people), be about a person without showing a person, or any creative interpretation that you can defend.

Note: Student can alos use

Example

Dino Valls

 

Jean Bailly

 

Various source

 

 


Objectives

  • To understand the notion of historical and contemporary portraiture
  • To develop a personal imaging aesthetic and voice and apply that to portraiture
  • To learn how to creatively interpret ideas
  • To learn how to depict a person beyond mere documentation
  • To master the digital painting tools
  • To explore some techniques of construction concept in painting :
    • Geometric construction
    • Facial anatomy
    • Drapery

Methodology

 

Preproduction

  1. Research topic and concept of your painting on what psychological contents you would like to portray on your portrait(s)
    • Write a paragraph on your idea including the key word. The key word will control the whole concept on you painting. One key word for each painting.
  2. Sketching out the idea and composition
    • Can be purely pencil/digital table
    • Can be digitally collage
    • Or all above
  3. You will present all of your materials to the class before you execute the rendering

Rendering Images

  1. Student can partially combine photo textures on your digital painting on this project yet.
  2. Student can partially combine 3D rendering model for over paint
  3. Portrait size must be a minimum of 15" on either sides. see print requirement

 


Submission Requirements

 

Part I:
Sketches/Concepts: Due Sep. 30

For the digital review of your sketches and concepts, post images to your blog, along with a paragraph discussion of the works. Discuss whether or not you make images differently given the intention of telling stories. Was it already something you were doing or is this way of working new for you? Consider your initial intentions through to the end result. In class, we will review and comment on the blogs.

Part II:
Digital format Due Oct. 28 and Print Due Nov. 4th

  1. For the project critique, you will present the digital format.
  2. Then the print will be due a week after finalize. Be sure to leave at least half an inch white space around each image for hanging. see print requirement

 


Grading total of 30 points

Your images will be graded on concept, formal qualities (composition, color, etc.), and technical mastery.

You will be graded on the work and thought you put into organizing your work for the presentation and the amount of thought you put behind trying to determine an imaging direction. I will also consider how well you presented your ideas visually on your final image.

And final of your image

This assignment will be worth 30 points:  

  • Research document and sketches 5 points
  • Finish work 25 points

Note:
Ask any questions in class or contact me by email saritds@bgsu.edu to clarify any questions you have about the assignment.

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Project 3: Final Project: Visual Narrative

Due Dates: Digital format Dec 11th and prints Due Dec 16th by 5pm

 


Summary

Create 3 (or more) images that are a story or narrative of sorts, that is, each image or the entire sequence implies a story. By "imply" I mean that the story can be clear and literal, it can be loose and open-ended, it can reference other known stories or events, or it can elicit a feeling of things that may or may not happen next. Images can be presented as individual prints, or creatively combined.

 


Objectives

  • To understand narrative and story in imagery, and its relation to transformation.
  • To see how narrative and story already exist (or not) in still imagery.
  • To continue to develop a mature individual aesthetic and voice in digital imaging.
  • To develop specific techniques related to individual goals.

 


Methodology

 

IMAGES

Create 3 (or more) images that are a story or narrative. They can be separate images, or creatively combined into a single image. Use any approach to imaging; image acquisition, digital painting, digital collage, digital photo, scanning, vector imaging, mixed media, or a combination. The method you choose should align with the artistic goals you set in Project 1. Images must be printed (mixed media should include printed digital imagery). Image size and materials should be appropriate to the artistic intent of the pieces.

Suggestions for getting started

Think about images that you already made that you want to expand as a story. You might also think about stories in the past that you have written such as a storybook or time based video or animation, and think about how you could re-tell that story in one image. You may also consider the areas that already interest you (politics, nature etc.) and make images that tell stories about those particular concerns. This assignment is very open ended and the notion of story is as broad as you want to make it.

Notes on STORY TELLING

A character is usually transformed in some way from the beginning to the end of a story. In images, transformation can be shown by changing an object or character, or by altering the mood of the image in some way. When we think of stories or narratives, we often think of books or some narration that exists over time, for example, movies, videos, or film. Consider a story contained in one single frame. What does time have to do with this kind of story, is time infinite? What about a story over three images, Must it be literal? What is a story? What are some of the differences between a story told over time, like animation or an interactive work, and a story told in an image? What are some of the challenges? How can you use color, shape, form, texture, and character lines to tell a story?

Think of these questions when you make this body of work.

Example:

Louis Lang The Return of the 69th (Irish) Regiment from the Seat of War 1862


Schism | Melissa Griffith, BGSU 2009

Photography Journalist

Dino Valls

 


Submission Requirements

PART I

 

Turning in Microsoft Word file format

  • Include in document file
    • Research details
      • Idea
      • style and adaptation
      • Analyze composition and colors for adaptation
      • What you tent to present
      • image examples
    • Images of sketches including layout
    • Statement of idea

PART II

  • Final review and presenting your finish work in digital version during the critique day
  • Turn in your completed prints in a designate box in front of my office, Fine Art 127 by 5pm on Dec 16th. You must write your name, section on the back of your prints.

 


 

Grading total of 40 points

Your images will be graded on concept, formal qualities (composition, color, etc.), and technical mastery.

You will be graded on the work and thought you put into organizing your work for the presentation and the amount of thought you put behind trying to determine an imaging direction. I will also consider how well you presented your ideas visually on your final image.

And final of your image

This assignment will be worth 40 points:  

  • Research document and sketches 5 points
  • Finish work 35 points

Note:
Ask any questions in class or contact me by email saritds@bgsu.edu to clarify any questions you have about the assignment.

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