Sunday, March 6, 2011


Digital Art Summer Festival 2010
Cornelia Yoder

I like how this looks like fractals in a way but then completely like natural exotic flowers.


Digital Art Summer Festival 2010
Warren Furman
Circle of Perfect Happiness

Because this was an album of all the entries for a summer contest, I thought all would be somewhat summer like. This image to me, seemed to capture all the seasons since that is what I was thinking about when I looked at it....I think I could stair at this image for hours

Week 8 MOCA

I found this artist particularly interesting because he believes about his art what I believe about art on all levels. The art of letting your spirit soar through your talents. He used photoshop, picture publisher and other graphic programs. He did it digitally, and his work is about the art of night music. His name is Siegfried Schreck. His website is


Benjamin Pezzillo
Collection: Urbanscape

I didn't see any artist info...but I just loved the coloring...check out the link below for actual images (I couldn't copy and paste so I print screened this into photo shop and reposted that image here)
Benjamin Pezzillo's Gallery


This was my favorite one....I made this on my 5th try. I figured I would get a little creative and practice some of the mash up we did earlier on in the class with this in photoshop....which led to this:

Which has turned out to be my ultimate favorite work of art I have created.

Grappa Art week 7

This is Grappa art that most restauraunt use to advertise artist who use Grappa art to show off their art in using screens that capture the eye to those who like this type of art work when surfing the internet for a place to dine for the evening. to check out more of these beautiful paintings type in Grappa art or google Grappa art and see the very many differeent artist who post online.

Kennys Line Rider

Ok class heres my line rider video finally straight simple and to the point hope you like it.

Everyone have a good week off from class see you next mod!

MOCA Week 7

These two pieces were created by a German artist named Karin Kuhlmann. Her background is primarily in commerical art and photography. Similar to the programs we have been using in class, Karin uses Automatism to create her art. If you take a look at her website, you'll see that she is extremely experienced in creating fractal art. The piece to the right reminds me of a ping pong ball being washed into a whirlpool.

Photoshop Distorted Images

These are a few of the distortions I did in photoshop. The one below this text is a picture of my husbands guitars. He LOVES this newer version of the picture.


These are 2 of the fractals I created using Ultra Fractal. I love this program! Mr. Nevins, I had trouble uploading my fractals to fotothing so I emailed them to you instead. Please let me know if you did not receive them.

Friday, March 4, 2011

End of Class!

Sadly, all good things must come to an end in academic schedules!  I will be doing the grades on Sunday.  Please take a moment to check off your work against the rubric linked in the upper right... it has a week by week list of what is required and due.  I will be using it to do your final grades on Sunday.  Here is a list of the students that are in my friends list...

fotothing1, syjaudon, Zuehailie, cataylortorneo, klberlehner, shanie1226, kennethransome, kfollo.

My expectations are that you will post your weekly artist review from MOCA here and 1 or 2 pieces from the series you are working on for a particular week.  The rest of your series should go on fotothing and labels as to what the project is can be helpful.

Hope you enjoyed exploring some of the possibilities in digital art and that you continue on making more wonderful pieces!


Some more play around Grappa

I must say all these pics where fun playing around and learnng the tools. However my hardest challenge was the line rider....I am still trying to continue to get that right!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


MOCA Week 7

Karl-Ludwig Leiter has been dabbling in art for since before becoming a hippie in the 70's. He took a 20 year break from making art and started back up three years ago. He has struggled against artwork that is popular as opposed to his personal style for many years. Two of his influences included Donald Duck and the Marx Brothers. He truly enjoys creating his artwork.

MOCA Week 6

Karin Kuhlmann is a German artist who has studied photography and graphic design. She uses Photoshop KPT5's Frax Frame Filter to create an array of "Fractal" art such as the pictures displayed. She tends to gravitate towards creating more abstract art although she does use a variety of "inspiring and associative shapes" in her work. This art reminded me much of the art that we've been learning about in our class.


Fun! Especially the blue on white grappa

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


The name of this piece is called:
Drop that thought….slide # 8

Christina Seibold, the graphic artist, was born in Frankfurt, Germany. With close relations to her emotions, and music that inspires her, many digital graphics are created that allow the eye to wander and constantly discovering something new.
Christina Seibold presents inner realities in her pictures that move her and express themselves in a new way within her.
A look at the art prints reveal something spontaneity and emotionality, as well as their secretly directed reflection and the colorful design of deep, passionate worlds of feelings. As an energetic force, the exciting sweeps that the artist blends into her works have an effect in the art work.

Monday, February 28, 2011


This is my signature in grappa. It was a little difficult because I am using a laptop mouse but with this program I was able to stop and start in a new place.

Test for Anne Marie

Here is a variation on the previous image working with Jerry in Aquinas 315 computer lab...

2 layer fractal

Here is a blend of 2 layers of the base mandelbrot a demonstration to AnneMarie

"Opera" Oil Painting by Sabastian Marquez

Moca Art Homework: "Opera" Oil Painting by Sabastian Marquez

The artist used Painter and Paint Shop Pro for his software. Sebastian Marquez resides in Stockholm, Sweden with his wife and three daughters. He was born in Madrid and has traveled some before settling in Sweden.

The image I chose is titled: Opera. It appears to be a European setting - a harbor, yet there is no information where it is exactly. The buildings are old, yet sturdy and functional. The boats appear to be primarily houseboats with sails and motors. One of them may be a passenger boat, on the right front. How did he do it? Well, I can only surmise, with the little knowledge I have of this art, I will make my guesses. A photo was used as a base. The sky seems to have a distinctive pixel setting to create the slashing effect, which appears to be slanted from the bottom-left of the upper portion of the picture - probably a separate layer. The buildings have some extracted work due to the consistency of the windows and doors. I presume the artist used a liquified effect on the trees. Possibly the clouds were stretched downward; yet a specific angle appears to take precendence - almost a funnel shape as a "base". Edge highlighter was probably used on all buildng tops. The water appears to have been enhanced with white with a blend of three colors - a magenta, purple, and blue. The ships appear to be a separate layer - having a mirrored appearance as one of the effects.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Using Grappa

Grappa freelance.

Artist Review Wk 7

Art by Denis Tenev

I love the cleaver idea here of transporting a finger print (taken a numbers ways) and than importing it to a photoshop like program to give it some color. If you guys notice he adds some taste to it by making it seem like the fingerprint is on fire. It also seems like its morphing into a face or a figure all in general. A good idea to try on my own this week.

This image can be found here

More hearts!

More hearts!

Line Rider

Extra Apophysis

Doing some extra Apophysis


ARTIST: Francesco Mai
Name: Alien Sculpture OOM

Francesco Mai is from Italy, digital artist, and a photographer.
He practices his works in far lands such as: Madagascar, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka etc.
All works are rendered at high resolution (14.000 x 11.000 pixels).
Virtual sculptures are forged into the intangible, 3 dimensional =calculations/ imagination…
Mai is attracted to corroded surfaces worn by time as rusts, molds and crust walls.

This picture looks like two things: aliens deformed, and totem poles. I like the metallic silver colors. It sharpens the pictures and makes it more interesting.

Enjoy !

Week 7- Grappa Art- Video

This is a video of a Grappa piece I created using "The Gestural Moment" Grappa Application. Once I took a screen shot of what I created I put the into photoshop and adjusted the saturation while I recorded it.

Here's another one I did:

Check out my other pieces on fotothing: Shanie1226

Friday, February 25, 2011

Week 7- MOCA Artist

Artist: D. Weathersby
Collection: Only Dreaming
Piece: Vacation

The artist I chose is D. Weathersby. D. Weathersby creates his/her “digital photo collages” by using Microsoft Picture It- 10 software. The piece I chose out of the Only Dreaming collection is Vacation.
Weathersby's collage seems very scattered and aged. The picture of the little girl looks like it was taken a long time ago, before there were colored pictures. I’m getting from the background maybe this is where he/she grew up as a child and his/her favorite place was the beach. Weathersby's intent was probably to make viewers wonder and find a connection. It’s not very clear to me why Weathersby chose these items for his collage but it stood out to me.

Week 6- MOCA Artist

Artist: Gun Legler
Collection: Portraits
Piece: Once There Was a Prison

The artist I chose is Gun Legler. Legler works on PaintShopPro and sometimes PhotoShop to bring his photos to life. He has also done some textiles and watercolor collages. The piece I selected from Gun’s collection is called Once There Was a Prison.

Once There Was a Prison depicts a young girl in a basement of some sort. She has no expression but yet looks like he is seeking some kind of savior. The basement is faded and the side of her face is shadowed maybe indicating that she is being pulled in: Like it's swallowing her. It's very spooky in a sense.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Week 5-Giovanni Auriemma

Artist: Giovanni Auriemma
Collection: Humanized photography
Piece: Hypostasis

The artist I chose is Giovanni Auriemma. “Self-taught in computer graphics”, Auriemma has become an illustrator and graphic designer. He uses humanized photography to combine computer art and a photograph together. The piece I selected out of his humanized photography collection is called Hypostasis.

Hypostasis looks like this person is trying to find peace or relaxation. The picture of the person is distorted into little individual pieces, like they have a lot going in their mind. The sun setting over the ocean just gives the sense of peace and tranquility this person seems to be seeking.

Week 4 - MOCA

Artist: Dominic Rouse
Collection: Photo Composition
Piece: Angeline

The artist I chose is Dominic Rouse. He uses photo composition in his artwork. Rouse’s work is usually colorless and dark, yet very realistic and powerful to the eye.

Angeline gives me the illusion of a little girl who can’t find her way. She appears to be headed down hill (in life). To me the white dress symbolizes the purity and innocence of this little girl. The snake, eagle, darkness and dirtiness of the place seem like the “dark side” (of life).

Sonya Jaudon line rider

This was fun..especially since I have never uploaded anything on Youtube before.....
Hope you enjoy because I did.....

Prof I know You said 45 secods to minute I will do another.....

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Week 6 MOCA

Artist Name: Drazen Jerkovic
Drazen Jerkovic (Croatia Native) is a fractal artist. On his website he explains that he completely stumbled over fractals a couple of years ago and didn’t go to school for it.

Using the same tools were using in class if not something more fancy-he is able to use his creativity.

He say’s “When we put a lot of differences together, we get a nice piece of life :-) ”

"Morning Star"- To me looks like a pregnant lady...Pretty cool how the final piece came out!

"Good Vibrations"- Looks like electric rays...

Week 4 & 5 Fractals 101