GRAPHIC DESIGN: "The Abstract Emulation"
BACKGROUND: This is a two part assignment. In one part of the assignment, the student will be using their Photoshop skills to emulate the work of an artist working in the Abstract Expressionist style. In the second part of the assignment, the student will be completing a short research paper regarding the artist, their background, their motivations and inspirations.
THE ARTWORK: Below are the two thumbnails for the two Graphic Design Class Abstract Art Galleries:
Part One: Research
In the first part of this assignment, the student will research the original artist that created their work. In all of the samples used for this assignment, the artist is still alive and working today. In almost each case, the artwork from the artists was taken from one of the links below. Be sure to check each page, as there may be multiple links on different pages:
The picture that you select to work with will have a very specific filename, which will give you some artist and artwork information, as follows:
Search the pages above to find your artist. In most cases, the links on those pages will show links to actual artist websites, where you can do some more in-depth research as to your artist and their work. Most websites will allow you to send emails to the artist in their "Contact" page.
Students will be graded on the quality of their essay according to CSAP writing standards.
Part Two: Emulation
Students will be given a piece of abstract artwork which they will emulate. Students will download their artwork to their project folder and will use it for frequent review during their emulation.
Using any and all Photoshop skills learned, students will faithfully recreate their piece of artwork as exactly as possible. It will be expected that each texture, color and shape will be recreated on the student’s piece of artwork. The student may NOT do any direct copying and pasting or cloning to complete this assignment. Tracing of general shapes with a pen tool, etc. are permitted. In the past, students have set up their original work as a layer in Photoshop and creating new layers on top of the original to assist with their emulation.I would like the emulation to be AT LEAST 750 to a 1000 pixels on the long side!
If you are attempting to recreate your emulation on top of the original work in layers, you may need to use IMAGE>IMAGE SIZE to resize your picture to the proper height or width. Your original may pixelate, but this is ok, as you will not be seeing the original in the final work anyway.
The emulation will be graded based not just upon the exactitude of the recreation, but also the amount of effort placed into the assignment and the demonstration of various Photoshop skills learned.
Student will need to rely heavily on the use of the following Photoshop techniques to complete this part of their assignment:
GRADING: Each portion of this assignment (Written and Photoshop Emulation) will be given equal weight. The works will be graded as follows: