Task 3 – Graphical Types, Jordan SmithPixel ArtDefinition - Image filters (such as blurring or alpha-blending) or tools with automatic anti-aliasing are considerednot valid tools for pixel art, as such tools calculate new pixel valuesautomatically, contrasting with the precise manual arrangement of pixels associated withpixel art.The basic form of dithering, using two colors in a 2×2 checkerboard pattern. Changingthe density of each color will lead to different sub tones.Stylized dithering with 2×2 pixel squares randomly scattered can produce interestingtextures. Small circles are also frequent.Anti-aliasing can be done, by hand, to smooth curves and transitions. Some artists onlydo this internally, to keep crisp outlines that can go over any background. The PNGalphachannel can be used to create external anti-aliasing for any background.One of the most popular games present is Minecraft, it shows almost all of the features aboveand is extremely fun to play for creating buildings, objects and other imaginative things.
Concept ArtDefinition - A concept artist is an individual who generates a visual design for an item,character, or area that does not yet exist. This includes, but is not limited to, film production,animation production and more recently video game production. A concept artist may berequired for nothing more than preliminary artwork, or may be required to be part of acreative team until a project reaches fruition. While it is necessary to have the skills of a fineartist, a concept artist must also be able to work to strict deadlines in the capacity of a graphicdesigner. Some concept artists may start as fine artists, industrial designers, animators, oreven special effects artists. Interpretation of ideas and how they are realized is where theconcept artists individual creativity is most evident, as subject matter is often beyond theircontrol.ThemesThe two most widely covered themes in concept art are science fiction and fantasy. Conceptart has always had to cover many subjects, being the primary medium in film poster designsince the early days of Hollywood, however, since the recent rise of concept art used in videogame production concept art has expanded to cover genres from football to the Mafia andbeyond.
Texture ArtDefinition:Texture, another element of art, is used to describe either the way a three-dimensionalwork actually feels when touched, or the visual "feel" of a two-dimensional work. Take rocks, forexample. A real, 3-D rock might feel rough or smooth, and definitely feels hard when touched orpicked up. A painter, depicting a rock, would create the illusions of these qualities through use ofcolour, line, shape, etc.Examples:Texture is one of the most fundamental elements of three dimensional art. It is an elementthat needs to be carefully considered by sculptors. Texture is related to the material used--marble, wood, clay, bronze, brass, iron. steel, or plaster, for example-- as well as the process:casting, carving, construction, or welding. In addition to the material and the process, thefinal surface treatment offers even more textural possibilities. These include pagination(chemically altering the surface of metal), painting, staining, bleaching, varnishing, polishing,waxing, sanding, buffing, scorching, tapping the surface with various tools to add texture, andusing a grinder to smooth out rough textures and welding seams, among other things.Background GraphicsIf you want to add a background image instead of a plain color there are someconsiderations you should make before doing so:Is the background image discrete enough tonot take away the focus from whats written on it? Will the background image work with the textcolors and link colors I set up for the page? Will the background image work with the other images Iwant to put on the page? How long will the page take to load my background image? Is it simply toobig? Will the background image work when it is copied to fill the entire page?In all screen resolutions? After answering these questions, if you still want to add the backgroundimage you will need to specify in the <body> tag which image should be used for the background.
Print Media ArtDefinition: "Media art" refers to artworks that depend on a technological component tofunction. The term "media" applies to any communication device used to transmit and storeinformation. By incorporating emerging technologies into their artworks, artists using newmedia are constantly redefining the traditional categories of art.Over the years, numerous artistic disciplines have fallen under the umbrella of "media art",including:Biotech Art, Computer Art, Digital Art, Electronic Art, Interactive Art, Kinetic Art,Multimedia Art, Network Art, Robotic Art, Sound Art, Space Art, Technological Art, VideoArt, Web Art.HistoryExperimentation with audio and visual technologies in art dates back to the 19th century. Asnew technologies have emerged, artists have integrated photography, film, radio, television,computers and the Internet into their artistic practices. Created during diverse historicalperiods, the components of the artworks illustrate an integral aspect of our relationship withtechnology and its evolution.