Intro to Computing Art // OMG American Gods

For students to refine their skills using Adobe Illustrator’s Pen Tool, my students accepted the challenge of the OMG project, as in “Oh my gosh, this is so challenging and time consuming!” But the effort is well worth the outcome.

The theme was to recreate a god or goddess in modern society. Students researched Greek, Roman, and Aztec mythological figures to learn about their core characteristics, and brainstormed how to apply them in our current culture.

They photographed themselves, friends, or family as their models. Then they used that photo as a template to make a vector illustration in Adobe Illustrator.  Tiny solid shapes make up the entirety of the photo to make a realistic representation.  They spent about three weeks on the project. The process is like creating a digital painting! Below are some examples that were turned in. I also included the outline imagery of a couple illustrations to show the number of shapes that were created to make up the compositions. All have aspects to be improved upon for their portfolio, but overall I was very pleased with their results! These illustrations are sure to blow your mind!

* I have permission from my students to promote their work on my website.

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Aditi by Madison Wigginton

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Hera by Carson Brantley

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Venus by Caylee Hubbard

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Apollo by Darren Cheairs

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Hecate by Elizabeth Gammill

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Athena by Grayson Brown

American Gods

Loki by Rebecca Bailey

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Apollo by Whitney White

Intro to Computing Art // OMG American Gods

Fall 2016: For students to refine their skills using Adobe Illustrator’s Pen Tool, my students accepted the challenge of the OMG project, as in “Oh my gosh, this is so challenging and time consuming!” But the effort is well worth the outcome.

In the past the theme has been to recreate a movie scene.  This semester to mix things up, the theme was to recreate a god or goddess in modern society. Students researched Greek, Roman, and Aztec mythological figures to learn about their core characteristics, and brainstormed how to apply them in our current culture.

They photographed themselves, friends, or family as their models. Then they used that photo as a template to make a vector illustration in Adobe Illustrator.  Tiny solid shapes make up the entirety of the photo to make a realistic representation.  They spent about three weeks on the project. The process is like creating a digital painting! Below are some examples that were turned in. I also included the outline imagery of a couple illustrations to show the number of shapes that were created to make up the compositions. All have aspects to be improved upon for their portfolio, but overall I was very pleased with their results! These illustrations are sure to blow your mind!

* I have permission from my students to promote their work on my website.

Americangods

Huitzilopochtli by Moesha Wright

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Apollo by Allie Hanson

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Poseidon by Kaitlyn Upton

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Aeolus by April Porter

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Aphrodite by Bethany Smith

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Dionysus by Gerald Wicks

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Karpo by Mary Emily Moore

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Hephaestus by Parker Webb

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Dionysus by Ryan Guillory

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Hekate by Canaan Griffin

Hermes

Hermes by Josie Goodman

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Ninkasi by Meredith Morris

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Demeter by Morgan Helton

Aphrodite

Aphrodite by Taylor Knight

Intermediate Computing for Design // How’d They Do That

This class’s second project was called How’d They Do That.  Using Illustrator, they had to find a way to combine a typeface number with an animal in a creative way. All the shapes had to be pen-tooled, based on their original sketches.  Only two Pantone colors could be used, but were also allowed to use the shades and tints of those Pantone colors. (What are Pantone colors? Watch this video HERE.)

Below are some designs that were turned in. All have aspects to be improved upon for their portfolio, but overall I was very pleased with their results!

* I have permission from my students to promote their work on my website.

8 or "Sneight" by Aubrey Pohl

8 or “Sneight” by Aubrey Pohl

2 or "Two-can" by Brittany Roberts

2 or “Two-can” by Brittany Roberts

3 by Jeremy Childress

3 by Jeremy Childress

8 by Kelsey Bishop

8 by Kelsey Bishop

5 by Layne Smith

5 by Layne Smith

7 by Marianna Myrick

7 by Marianna Myrick

3 by McKinley Ranager

3 by McKinley Ranager

6 by Paige Knapp

6 by Paige Knapp

7 by Tori Holmes

7 by Tori Holmes

0 by Logan Sanders

0 by Logan Sanders