MPSA Media Arts

Media Art Certificate Techniques

MPSA Media Arts

Project Proposal – Pointillism

Project Proposal
Tokumi

Pointillism is a style of art, created in 1985. by Georges Seurat and Paul Signac, where a picture is created using various dots of different shapes and colors. Unique images can be created using Pointillism through the use of different patterns. The more famous art pieces, such as Femmes au Putis made in 1892, by Paul Signac, are traditional paintings, I would like to create a digital vector of a piece using a possibly modified version of Pointillism.

For my project, I would like to do various pieces using Adobe Illustrator and Pointillism, where I can experiment with different techniques. When creating one piece, I would try and use a mixture of very small and very large dots. While viewing the piece, the viewer could easily distinguish the large dots from the small dots. The piece would be faster to create than a painting made up from only small dots, but would still create an interesting effect. Another piece would utilize mostly small dots. By using smaller dots, the piece would have a more collective look. It would be more difficult and take longer, but I personally find smaller dots more aesthetically pleasing.

I would also like to experiment more with colors and use different colors to set a scene. The two ideas when dealing with colors, include working with contrasting colors that typically are not seen together often, such as blue and orange, or using various bright colors that are complementary to each other. Usually, I work with dark colors, because I find it easier to hide my mistakes, but working with complimentary colors would help to push me out of my comfort zone.

While working on my Pointillism project, I would also get the opportunity to work with Adobe Illustrator, a more popular program that I do not traditionally use. The image I am trying to create will not be too complex, seeing that I am going to try and focus on how well I utilize the Pointillism technique. I am interested in creating something other than scenery for at least one of the illustrations.

 

Example images:

Created by email2010 on deviantART  (Original link not found)

Created by email2010 on deviantART
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[Digital Pointillism] - Art Prints Terry, Mel. Digital Pointillism. 2012.  Behance. Behance, 29 Aug. 2012. Web. 05 Apr. 2016.

[Digital Pointillism] – Art Prints
Terry, Mel. Digital Pointillism. 2012.
Behance. Behance, 29 Aug. 2012. Web. 05 Apr. 2016.

The Beach at Heist, Musée d'Orsay Paris Lemmen, Georges. The Beach at Heist, Musée D'Orsay Paris. 1891. Digital Painting. Musée D'Orsay, Paris, France. Web.

The Beach at Heist, Musée d’Orsay Paris
Lemmen, Georges. The Beach at Heist, Musée D’Orsay Paris. 1891. Digital Painting. Musée D’Orsay, Paris, France. Web.

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