hey I saw your ap art concentration pieces and they're really good like super intense and well portrayed. I was wondering if you could go further into detail on what you mean by "two elements meeting" I'm really stuck with still COMING UP WITH A CONCENTRATION which is super bad. My concentration right now is numbers, and like you I do photography too. I'm just really confused on how to fully portray it. ALSO, the piece the piece with all the hands and the forest how did you do those??
oh man aw. First of all, I just now saw this, I’m so sorry if it’s been a while since you sent it.
second of all, thank you for your kind words! it means a lot. I still have a lot to do to my concentrations and I need to make a clear story but thank you so much.
My concentration is two elements meeting, so in the first photo it’s Nature meeting Urbanization, in the second it’s Humans meeting their actions, in the third it’s body meeting feelings, in the fourth it’s User meeting time, in the 5th it’s Decision Maker meeting choices, and in the 6th it’s destructor meeting creation. If you read those and go back to the post it may make a little more sense. Here’s a link to it if you lost it. http://examiningrocks.tumblr.com/post/77860743011/ap-art-portfolio-friends-help-this-is-my#notes
But yeah, that’s it.
I’m worried that you haven’t fully decided on a concentration! you can still do it though but you have to hurry. numbers sound really interesting but I’d give it more meaning. Maybe use numbers and concentrate on measurement. A lot of the world is focused on numbers. So many people have life goals if trying to reach “a number” whether it be their salary or their weight or their grades or whatever it may be. it would be cool if you could show people’s struggle to reach these numbers with your work. That’s just an idea. Feel free to completely discard it.
You asked how I did the piece with the hands and the forest. Well, for the piece with the hands I took an original base photo and double exposed it with trees. I then photographed my hand and selected the border of it and put it in my file in photoshop. I then turned down the opacity for everything that wasn’t in the shape. I added a white rectangle to the background and broke up the bottom by selecting pieces of my photograph and just moving them down. I then took more photographs of my hands in different positions, and selected the borders of those and put those in my file in photoshop as well. I turned those into shapes and turned the opacity down on all of them so you got a nice darker color when multiple hands overlapped. And that’s about all I did for that piece.
For the one with the forest, it was pretty simple. I took a picture of the girl and cut only her out of the photograph and double exposed it with the forest picture. I then put a white rectangle around it and decided to take strips from each photograph before the double exposure and turn it at almost full opacity with each placement. so I just selected small strips with the rectangle tool and copy and pasted them. I then took a small strip from a different photo of water and put that in the picture and scaled it down so you could see the important parts. I turned the opacity down so you could see through it. And then that was about it for that piece!
I hope I was able to help in some way. I hope your concentration goes well and I hope I was able to help you