Friday, January 24, 2014

Disco Alarm Clock!

     This piece was very fun to make. I made it for a prompt from this site. It allows you to spin a series of three wheels which together give you a random theme, adjective, and subject. I got the theme of Invention, the adjective disco and the subject alarm clock, and sort of made this model of what I would consider a disco alarm clock. I mean, wouldn't it be fun to wake up to a disco party?
     So, I started off by thinking out my color scheme and style. I wanted to keep the style of the clock minimalistic so that focus would be led more to the disco lights in the center. I used the shape tool to construct the parts of the alarm clock and the lights, and the type tool to make the numbers.I wanted to convey what I saw in my head, which was the lights shining and rotating around the center, so I used the flare tool to give each light a bit of a glare. I made the background black to emphasize the white of the clock, the contrast of the colors, and make the light paths visible.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Optical Abstract

I like how this piece uses various colors and shapes to overlap and create a pattern. Like with many optical art style pieces, there are several images you could see in this. I see a letter 'X', a square in the middle, and various large triangles.