Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Style, Color, and Others

1. For my color project, I used many unique ideas. I wanted to bring attention to the eyes of the figure, so I made his eyes blue, while the rest of his face was gray. I also made the background orange, which is the complementary color of blue, so it made the blue stand out even more. I used The Beatles Revolver album cover as my source of inspiration. The cover shows The Beatles in grayscale, and I used the figure in the lower right hand corner of the picture as my source of inspiration. 

2. When I was making this project, I learned how to use acrylic paint. This was my first time using acrylic paint in a project, so it was interesting using it for the first time. I feel like this new skill was very helpful in my artwork, because it allowed me to use the bristles of the paintbrush to make the hair look more realistic. Using acrylic paint also allowed me to make the bricks in the background look more random, and not be all one color.
8.  In my Abbey Road Pacman picture, I found inspiration from Iain Macmillan, who took the famous Abbey Road album cover photo. When I was making this picture, I used technology. I used photoshop to put pacman and some ghosts where The Beatles would have stood. I did somewhat participate as an art community member, because I showed many people this photo, and posted it on social media.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Iain Macmillan

Date of Birth: October 20, 1938 in Dundee Scotland
Date of Death: May 8, 2006
Major Life Events:

  • Studied photography at the Regent Street Polytechnic
  • Worked for various newspapers
  • Met Yoko Ono in 1966
  • Yoko Ono introduced him to John Lennon
  • Was invited to take the Abbey Road cover photo
  • Work was displayed in the US, Britain, and other places throughout Europe

Artists Work
  • Published "The Book of London"
  • Abbey Road album cover
  • Live Peace in Toronto album cover
  • Cover photo in Yoko Ono's book Grapefruit
  • Hinge and Bracket at Abbey Road album cover
  • Paul is Live album cover
I admire this artists work because his artwork is very simplistic. In all of his photographs, he has a very obvious center point for the picture, and is very good at attracting the attention of the viewer by placing his focus in the center and making them stand out.