My Name Is Osh,
Welcome to my Digital Art experience in my art 2373 learning and digital media class. A few weeks ago, when we had the opportunity to attend class, We Did a Material Inquiry called scan/hack and scan/print. I must say I liked the Scan and Print more It was less complex than the scan and hack, to be honest; Both were very Engaging. We will discuss both processes of each technique and what we learned throughout the experience.
First, we did the Scan and Hack Process as known as copy and paste. Where to take images that we choose form our personal collections or something interesting enough you could tweak and create a totally new art piece of digital artwork. Step one, we had to open the image in a text app and change the text. I worked on a windows laptop which was much more of a challenge at home than school. It was a lot of deleting going on. I had a hard time viewing the images on my personal computer. Most of the images I had to see through google or through other apps on my computer. I’ve seen the difference from working on the text app on my computer and MacBook’s. At School, while on the MacBook’s It was a much better experience just from the time, I worked on some of the images at school. Although I worked on two digital software’s I learned how to do both Copies and Paste on each software so that’s more learning skills to my advantage, Yah for me! Step two, we had to open that image in whichever viewing software you were using and then save the new image. Printing the finished image was cool you either had a choice of Luster or Matte paper. Luster had a Glossy finish to it while matte was kind dry and did not stand out as much. Nonetheless, both work for whatever desired to look your looking for in the end goal.
So, to elaborate further when I say open the text, I had to change the files extension to .txt. I had to make sure my system view preferences were set to “show extensions”. From there I had to open the image in the text editor and for me, on windows, it was Notepad++ and for Mac at school, it was TextEdit. Next, you would delete, find certain characters to replace, copy, and paste. Never start at the top of the image, we were advised to always start maybe 55 lines in the gibberish to have a good starting point, to begin with. Once, you have changed what you feel you like. Save and Close the text file. Lastly, we would change the file extension back to .jpg (or whatever you use). Finally, to complete the last step is to open the file in an image editor or web browser or any other viewing tool to see the image that you just created.
Here so images of my final images of my Material Copy and Paste Inquiry and some of the processes along the way. Working on the images at home was very interesting. Every little thing I would change sometimes would totally break my image, so I had to be careful of what I changed within the text. At School, for some reason, it was less complicated. This tool can be very useful in the classroom with your children as it lets them create and destroy something for once in the artistic way to reconstruct and image into a mind-blowing cool digital art.
Scan and Print HACK!!!
Secondly, Scan and Print were totally cool too. I liked that we could Scan the images on the computer and then Crop the image you want. The end goal of this assignment was blowing the picture up into something that is unrecognizable. For me, this was the first time for me to create art this way. I had the opportunity to use a photo from a magazine or fabrics in class. I choose pictures from a magazine. I used one image of a clock on a watch. I used on image colors of nail polish and blew it up to one thousand percent to totally distort the image. Usually, I like things to be structured so it took me a lot out of me to change my way of thinking to expand my knowledge base. I Had to wrap my head around that I’m not looking for an end goal but learning throughout the process and exploring those different possibilities. Naturally, its only human to want to finish something once you start. So, this Material inquiry did kick my butt and made me look at things with a new perspective from what I’m normally used to. This Is so important in the art world; we need to be able to see the worlds from different points of view. For me, over the course of learning art as my career goal. I know for a fact that Artist makes art reflect on our time. In the Moment of having various views, so it vital when we look back at history and just learning in general.
The first thing you had to do was choose and image form a magazine. Something that has a unique visual pattern. Scan the image. Remix the image now while still being true to the original image. This inquiry was working with very simple digital editing tools on the computer. Crop what you wanted. Then, you would copy and paste your crop to make a pattern or print dialog box to make the pattern. Then we used the ink-jet printer and photo paper to print our images to create a vividly, vibrant pattern.
This allowed me to look at the elements of art more closely, Line, Shape, Color, Texture, and Form. While also understanding the principles of design including movement/rhythm, Contrast/variety, balance, repetition/pattern, proportion, and unity. Here’s A few a picture of the process and the finished results.