My Senior Project
My original Senior Project idea and thesis was to make my own soda recipe, either based off of an existing recipe, or a completely new recipe made from scratch. However, I realized within the first week of this senior project that I was dumbfounded by the hefty workload and the advanced chemistry I needed to learn to continue. In that sense, I suddenly did not like the idea within the first week. Fortunately, I have come up with an alternative to this idea; PhotoShop. It was something I liked to do on my free time, and something I wanted to advance my knowledge in. So I spoke with my advisor and Lori, and we all agreed that it was a good idea to switch from making soda, to making digital art.
The switch between making soda to making art and shown its success within the first two months. Everytime I started a project, there were key things that I needed to know that was very easy and quick to learn. Along with new mechanics I learned about, I also learned about new techniques I've learned to speed up my processes of making digital art. You can see my works that I have made over the span of late January to early March below.
(The top is the beginning of the project and the bottom is the most recent)
In this piece, I took a photo late at night of my local gas station in bayfield. I wanted this work to help me stretch my legs before I got to work on learning new things so I can define what I already know about Photoshop.
In this piece, I took a photo of Downtown Durango. While making this, I wanted to further sharpen my skills on the "Quick-Selection-Tool" and I learned much about "Blending" and using multiple filters at once.
This is a promotional poster fo the band "Smash Mouth" in 20 years from now. This is where I learned more about blending, and I learned how to effectively rasterize a photoshop layer, and more about filters. I also learned a bit about advertising in the process of making this too!.
Here I took a picture of my cat laying down and I wanted to make it so she morphed into a planet in space. This is the end result.