Monday, May 9, 2016

Social Media Project

 I started with a single back-groundless drawing of my character and gave it to multiple people to draw over. I didn't really set up any limits for what could be done with the character.

These are the different interpretations of the same picture.

Monday, May 2, 2016

F' Book response

Facebook is a social media platform where everyone can share their information and stay up to date on current information. Lee Walton would look at the status update of his friends and reenact them in video form. He would post these videos to his face book page for a new audience. It also made people become more aware of what they posted on face book. The main point was to celebrate everyday actions. Using performance art to bring attention to things no one would normally pay attention to. This art project seriously reminds me of why I stopped using face book when the games got boring a few years back. I don't really know how to respond to this article because social media is not a very big part of my life. I don't really use it for anything other than posting ironic artwork.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Open Art Collab

For my project, I posted an unfinished drawing on an art website. I drew an image of a cartoon character that looks as though she is falling or slipping on something. Other users were asked to finish the drawing in any way they please and post the image on the website. The main purpose behind this is to see what different people will add to the same image.  People can add their own background, word balloons and even other characters. They could do whatever they wanted to the image as long as they did not stretch or squash it. I tried to be a general as possible when explaining the rules because I didn't want to lead any participants into a certain drawings.

I had hoped that the unfinished drawing would encourage creativity, but so far not too many people have responded no matter how I advertised. I could just turn the entire project into a contest to generate more interest. The prize could be the on site currency that is quite popular. First prize would be 500pts, second prize could be 300pts and third prize could be 200pts. If that fails to gain attention, I'll probably need a second plan.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

The Somebody App

The Somebody app is an app that encourages people to talk to strangers. The creators of the app believe that people do not talk to each other enough because they do not have a reason to. This app was developed to give people a motive to talk to each other. To use the app, you have to write out a message, select the recipient, and the app will choose the closest person to deliver that message. You can also specify the way you want the message to be delivered, such as whispered, affectionate or shouted. It has been described as "Uber for Telegrams". The app only lasted for a few months because people were not very comfortable with the idea. The trailer for the app showed people delivering very personal messages to complete strangers. I could understand why people didn’t want to use it. One thing that's worse than getting a break up text is getting one from someone you don’t know. On top of that, there the fear that this will be used by people with not so honest intentions, like craigslist. I could honestly see this going the way of craigslist. Especially if the app tells strangers where you are at all times.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Just Desserts

Title: Just Desserts
Oats tries to steal an ice cream cone and get her just desserts. I added sprinkles to make it look like she has clown acne. I didn't not have to do any research for this project beyond finding the photos for the background and ice cream cone. At first I wanted to draw something cute, then I put my character in a misfortune situation for comedic effect. I actually wound up doing the animation in a program titled Sketchbook Pro because that program has onion skinning in it, which would allow me to see the previous frame. It still is a limited program, so I put everything together in Photoshop.