For digital art I chose to photograph the outdoors. I focused on things like light and texture in our snowy area. I was particularly interested in the view looking into the forest: the shadows and forms among the trees. I also captured some focused shots of things that may be common, but are beautiful. Sometime we forget to notice the details because we have walked the same trails many times, and seen similar woods in many other places. So walking out into the forest with the purpose of trying to see and notice, I may find unexpected things.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Christchurch, New Zealand was colorful and full of innovative art. The city responded to earthquake damage by putting up installations in areas of damage.
I loved the trees and flowers in NZ, they were beautiful!
|Carving at the NZ base (Scott Base) in Antarctica, maybe about half a mile from the American Base, McMurdo|
|All the buildings and vehicles are green at Scott Base!|
|Even their money is beautiful|
|Rebuilding of the church in Christchurch|
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Trying to make sure I post all the artwork I haven't shown yet!
I had a lot of fun making a bunch of fall-themed woodcuts in printmaking last semester. I was inspired by the beautiful views hiking Katahdin, particularly the fade from warm red-oranges to yellow-greens of the leaves on all the birch trees. I mixed and matched the woodcuts to get a variety of prints.
I would love to continue working with these blocks and make more prints!
Friday, February 14, 2014
I am taking a digital art course this semester and so far we have kept it pretty basic, good skills but ones I pretty much already know! These are the two project I have done so far (..over 6 weeks, the class moves a little slow)!
Both are inspired by my time in Antarctica of course! Above is simply a digital painting so I just used various brush tools and matched the colors to a photograph I had of this seal skull!
Below is a vector image I created from a photograph of 3 Adelie penguins having a grand time
Since the beginning of this semester I decided I wanted to do the Mt. Katahdin winter hike through Maine Bound, the outdoor adventure center on campus which offers awesome trips!
I would have done it no matter what, but fortunately four of my friends joined me, as well as 5 great people from Maine Bound ! It was quite cold and very challenging, but incredible!
I loved every minute except for about 40 on the way back from the summit because there were some serious winds making the temperatures at least -20. The area is so beautiful!
|The group outside the lean-to we spent the night in before the climb|
|Tyler and Wil hiking up Abol slide - crampons and ice axes were handy! And helmets!|
|Cold at the top, face frozen so I got windburn|
|Excited to make it! Didn't hang out long though|
|Ryan on the hike back down, the summit already looking distant|
|Skiing before the trip|