Monday, October 26, 2009


Roan is from Mexico City, Mexico. Roan's does illustration and digital manipulation work, which are often blended together. Roan explores many different styles as well as themes.

The bottom image is the original artwork as a whole. The other images are parts of the artwork broken up into different pieces focusing on certain areas. The image is called "rockcycled" I love how Roan combined nature with technology. Many parts of nature are pieced together to make a pair of headphones. For example, wood, grass, caterpillars, and other types of plants. Also, the fact that the headphones are being dunked or pulled out of the water suggests the headphones are completely waterproof. The message I have received as a viewer is that we should find ways for nature and technology to be used in harmony and not have one destroyed the other. We should be able to enjoy both while being enviormentally -friendly. I also like how the lighting falls mainly on the headphones making it the main focal point and the background does not distract the viewer.

By viewing this artwork, I've learned that thinking outside the box as well as experimenting with different ways to express the same motif are useful qualities to have as a digital artist. It also gives you more opportunities to explore or use different tools, media, and themes.


Monday, October 19, 2009

Ricardo Ajcinvinac

Ricardo's is main love is graffiti art however his artist skills include illustration and photo manipulation as well. Rircado is from Guatemala.



I wanted to talk about these two images that Ricardo has created because they spoke out to me the most.

The first image with the heart is somewhat geometric as well as textural. The way he filled in the heart reminds me of make-up blush you put on your cheeks. This blush effect is powdery which creates the texture. I also like the drop shadow effect of the heart. The text on the bottom part of the image "tan vacio" translated in English means so empty. The underlying meaning could be about heartbreak or lonliness. The clouds, shadows, contrast of black and white, and the glassy geometrical effects also add to the melancholy tone of the image. The other image is the complete opposite of the image I was just describing. "Amor" translated in English means love or to love. The lightning and bright rainbow colors reminds me of a tv commerical about skittles and how it's like tasting a rainbow. The clouds may look similar to the ones in the other image but are viewed in a happier light. Also the brightness and boldness of the word amor and the explosion of shapes in different colors gives the viewer a clear message of how Ricardo interperts the emotion of love.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Luke Munn

Luke Munn is a cross-disciplinary artist which means his artworks include a variety of different mediums. For example, sound composition, performance, and new-media. Munn often works with a range of musicians, artists, and programmers from Germany, Poland, Spain and New Zealand. For sound composition Munn sometimes uses field recordings such as: traffic, glass shards, and water being transferred from one hand to another. One of Munn's artworks can be found on youtube it's called "idk"