For this project each student will consider if they could change themselves or how they are perceived by others in some way how would they do it. Many people are happy with how they are and yet they still would change one thing if they could. This project allows the student to use their artistic skills with the aid of the computer to achieve these ends.
Not only will you enhance your body but you will create an environment for yourself to put your enhancement to use. Consider: Should you be underwater, at a football game, in the bathtub, in a tropical forest? The environment can substantially support or detract from your final image.
Would a bigger nose help me wear my glasses better? Would red antlers make me more daring? Would purple spiked hair make me more appealing to the opposite sex? Would three wheels make me more stable and mobile? Would an aquatic apparatus and matching swim fin make me more aerodynamic so I could...
The possibilities are almost limitless. We can transform our bodies now. For example: nose jobs, calf implants, fat removal, articificial hearts, electronic eyes, prosthetic limbs, silicone injections and implants. Soon with new medical and scientific technologies we will be able go further. With the computer, your new skills and your imagination you can envision the future now.
- Students will create at least two images. One detail and one landscape.
- This project like many projects in this class requires that you spend time sketching, planning and developing your ideas before commencing work. Successful work takes planning. Research. Sketch. Take notes. Play on paper before beginning with the computer, (color sketches must be created first). Great artists make sketches and notes before beginning their work.
- Some elements of your final enhancement image must originate in a drawn or painted form which is to be scanned in and then may be manipulated further if desired.
- You must show your color sketches to the professor and receive approval before working on the computer.
- Each completed image must involve some digital image manipulation completed with the computer
- Successful images will have some element of "How did she do that?"
- Each image must be printed and mounted on black matboard with a three inch border
- Each image must be at least 10.5 inches in the smallest dimension.
- 300 pixels per inch for printing. This means you MUST find images of high resolution. You may have to scan in your own images
- Professional presentation