Vegas Fauna

Were back from our Vegas 30th wedding anniversary trip. It’s time for this art teacher to open some of the palm tree photos in Photoshop. This image is of a palm shoot sprouting near the base of an established palm. Who knew there were so many different palms gathered from Mexico, Arizona, and California then brought to Las Vegas. Not sure where this palm is from. Not all palm trees are tall. The sprout is visually rich in repetition, shape, and line.

IDEA: Get up close to your photo subjects. Thinking of printing this out and adding some colored pencil embellishments. What are your ideas?

What is in your environment that repeats shapes or lines? What might you do with the image? Make a sculpture? Bring out paints or oil pastels?

October 1-5, 2012

All Bachmann classes are somewhat Blended. That means the instructor uses an intrAnet, the internet, and class demonstrations (face to face) for instruction.

GAD1 – Learning new artistic ways to work with Photoshop in preparation for attaining additional ways to manipulate images. Blending Modes are awesome!

GAD2 – ¬†Reviewing ways we’ve manipulated Terrains in Vue Infinite and applying Rule of Thirds to their Surrealism image due to drop box this week.

CAG/Animation – Finalizing the filming of their Rotoball idea. Using Photoshop Brush Tool for Rotoscoping technique.

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