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Saturday, March 27, 2010

triptych tableau.

Another project; Seems to be all we do here at Ringling. But it helps us learn so I enjoy doing it. For Sequential Design we had to do a photo tableau or a triptych tableau. The first thing that came to mind was doing something underwater. People always say go with your first instinct and I'm glad I did.

First, would be the original triptych without the sea life edited in. Second, would obviously be the edited one. I've gotten a lot of positive feedback, both from my teachers and my peers, so I'm very excited about it. My model is a long family friend named Melissa Cajas. I had other models lined up but for one reason or another, it was not possible. But I'm very grateful to Melissa, so thanks a lot!

I also recently made a website for myself, so go ahead and check it out: Sherryl Lopez Photography

(the water life triptych was accepted into Best of Core 2010 at Ringling!)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

darkroom mid-term.

It honestly never occurred to me to scan my darkroom prints. Good thing the PDI department asked the teachers for student work and gave me the idea!

This specific series was all taken in St. Augustine, FL. Here a couple of scans from the diptych mid-term.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

multiple color projects.

I have worked a lot with color this semester. Especially in my Image & Color class. We constantly have projects in every class, but I don't ever seem to get around to putting them up. I finally made myself walk over to the Academic Building and scanned them.

This first image is a self portrait. We took head shots and then cut out paper of every color we could find from magazines and regular paper that we had. We were mimicking another artist with this project although his is slightly different. Rather than doing his self portrait with paper, he would overlap the colors on Photoshop, I believe.

My teacher wanted us to use lots of colors and he preferred anything we could find that was bright. Apparently, I was the only one who heard him say this and therefore was the only one who completed the project correctly!
(this self portrait with colors was accepted into Best of Core 2010 at Ringling!)

This image is color experimenting with patterns. We were given a number of patterns to choose from and then transfer it to bristol board with red tracing paper in order to make this wallpaper. Needless to say that leopard print was not the easiest to trace or paint. Each section took more than an hour to complete.
Section 1: Four pleasing colors.
Section 2: Complementary Scheme. Complementary colors are the colors that are directly on the opposite side of the color wheel.
Section 3: Secondary Scheme. Secondary colors are the colors adjacent to the primary colors.
Section 4: True Analogous Scheme w/ black, white or gray. Analogous colors would be three colors next each other on the color wheel.
Section 5: Tetratic Scheme. This consisted of taking two colors and their complementary colors.
Section 6: Monochromatic Scheme. This consists of the same color in different values.

This last piece is a monochromatic picture.

While in class, we cut out any yellows, reds, blues, greens, oranges and violets that we could find. We then made a giant color wheel and everyone took a section to be theirs for this specific piece.

It didn't take very long at all and I didn't find it difficult either. I like experimenting with color and look forward to the next projects we will have the rest of the semester.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Here's yet another Figure assignment. This time the assignment was to photograph a reflection.

My first idea was to do it underwater, but I didn't receive my housing until the day before the assignment was actually due. Second idea, was to use a broken mirror. I didn't have one so I was going to buy one and break it, but luckily a friend of mine down the hall had just broken hers so I used it. I wanted the model to look broken and dark, just like the mirror, so I decided to use black around the eyes to make the model look as if they've been through hell; As a result, these turned out to be the creepiest set of photographs I've ever taken.

I decided to use a new model this time. Eventually, you get tired of seeing the same faces from the same people (not that I don't appreciate every single one of my models, but it was time for change), so I asked Lari Alejandro if she would be willing to shoot with me. Fortunately, she said yes and was a pleasure to work with. All in all, I was fairly pleased with the outcome. I do think the lighting could've been much better, but I don't think the studio would've been very fond of me bringing broken glass in there..

To see more from this shoot, follow the flickr link on the top! :)