"Makeup your Mind"
I can't really make a lot of comments about this one
pending litigation. Just kidding. This was another example
of how your fellow art students will support your beautiful original ideas,
despite their own personal tastes, or those of the teacher. The "Van
Gogh" background was done in Painter 4, the mask was done with Illustrator.
I used the aspect ratio my advertising teacher gave us for a billboard
assignment, because I love working in wide-screen.
They didn't like the background, they didn't like
the foreground. They said the foreground colors didn't share any
colors with the background (when has THAT ever been a rule??). They
said the mask was too rigid and didn't blend in with the other elements
(it was supposed to stand out, that was the friggin' idea!). Of course,
I didn't do any test-prints when I put it on display, so the water immediately
turned pastel pink, they weren't too keen on that either. On the
above image, Macintoshes can pick up the detail in the woman's ponytail
and sleeveless shirt, PC's don't. The problem was I went into the
presentation of this work with total optimism. I should have convinced
myself it was crap from the getgo, and disappointment would not have followed.
Oh what a fool am I.