Videorative Portrait

11 Apr

A videorative portrait is a new kind of digital painting technique developed by Sergio Albiac. He wanted to create a more “realistic” contemporary portrait of the physical and the psychological of a person. He starts with collecting personal videos of the person portrayed, tagged by him/her with relevant concepts and descriptions. Then, using a custom developed tool, the artist “paints with meanings” and generates a video portrait, subtitled with generative personal narratives.

 

 

It is amazing the effect created by this new technique. It has a lot of emotion and a lot of sentimental value.

http://www.sergioalbiac.com/

 

 

Very inspirational ! Try something new for 30 days!

28 Feb

 

Is there something you’ve always meant to do, wanted to do, but just … haven’t?. Want a change in your life but you are afraid ? Try something new for 3o days!! 

I already started the challenge.. and you?

 

This is definitely one of my favorite TED talks. 

Creative Process

20 Jan

 Hope you like it !

Psychology of Color

5 Jan

Have you ever wondered why when you see some colors you get hungry?

We are surronded by colors and  believe it or not,  it’s a powerful psychological tool.

Let’s think about fast food. They all have something in common, they use the same colors such as yellow, orange , blue and red. Why? because the combination of these colors makes you hungry!.

It is no accident that Campbell’s soup has used the same colors on their labels for years and when I mentioned that product, I’ll bet an image of that label popped into your head.

This is a very interesting topic and we can spend hours talking and debating about the psychology of colors. So be careful because  by using colors, you can send a positive or negative message, encourage sales, calm a crowd, or make an athlete pump iron harder. The World Wide Web, and different cultures have differing views on the meaning of color

 Black

Authority and power, stability and strength. It is also the color associated with intelligence( black glasses, graduation black robe).  Sometimes associated with evil . In the western hemisphere black is associated with grieving. Black is a serious color that evokes strong emotions; it is easy to overwhelm people with too much black. Also is a very sensual and serious color.

 White

This is the color associated with purity; cleanliness (doctors in white coats) and the safety of bright light (things go bump in the night … not the bright sunshine!). It is also used to project the absence of color, or neutrality. White associated with creativity (white boards, blank slates). It is a compression of all the colors in the color spectrum. When you see the white color, it automatically gives you peace and tranquility.

Gray

Gray is most associated with timeless, middle-of-the-road, solid things in life. Too much gray leads to feeling mostly nothing; but a bit of gray will add that solid feeling to your product. Some shades of gray are associated with old age, death, depression or a lost sense of direction.

Red

Want to capture the attention of your audience? Use red. It is often where the eye looks first. Red is the color of energy and it’s associated with movement and excitement. Something funny?, some studies show red cars get more tickets.  Red is the symbol of life  and, for this reason, it’s the color worn by brides in China. Red is used at holidays that are about love and giving (red roses, Valentines hearts, Christmas, etc.)

Pink

Pink is the most calming of all colors — often our most dangerous criminals are housed in pink cells as studies show that color drains the energy and calms aggression. Think of pink as the color of romance, love, and gentle feelings, to be in the pink is to be soothed.

 Blue

Seeing the color blue actually causes the body to produce chemicals that are calming; but that isn’t true of all shades of blue. Some shades (or too much blue) can send a cold and uncaring message.Over the ages blue has become associated with steadfastness, dependability, wisdom and loyalty (note how many uniforms are blue). People tend to be more productive in a blue room because they are calm and focused on the task at hand. Some studies are showing that weight lifters can lift more weight in a blue gym – in fact, nearly all sports are enhanced in blue surroundings.

Green

The color of growth, nature, and money. A calming color also that’s very pleasing to the senses. Dark forest green is associated with terms like conservative, masculine and wealth.It is also the color associated with envy, good luck, generosity and fertility. It is the traditional color of peace, harmony, comfortable nurturing, support and well paced energy.

Yellow

Associated with laughter, happiness and good times. A person surrounded by yellow feels optimistic because the brain actually releases more seratonin. It has the power to speed up our metabolism and bring out some creative thoughts . Yellow  can be an effective tool in marketing to greater sales.

 Orange

It’s the color tied most this fun times, happy and energetic days, warmth and organic products. It is also associated with ambition. There is nothing even remotely calm associated with this color. Orange is associated with a new dawn in attitude.

Purple

This is a color that is used in the royal family.Is associated with wealth, prosperity, rich sophistication. This color stimulates the brain activity used in problem solving. However, Use purple most carefully to lend an air of mystery, wisdom, and respect. Young adolescent girls are most likely to select nearly all shades of purple as their favorite color.

Brown

This color is most associated with reliability, stability, and friendship.  It’s the color of the earth itself.  It is  too is associated with things being natural or organic. Cofee, bakeries, national parks and rustic restaurants use this color in their logos.

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How To Be Creative in 2.7cm ?

14 Dec

Very creative

 

 

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Choosing The Perfect Font

14 Dec

Having trouble choosing the right font for your project? Don’t worry!  This is very simple, In fact its easy as abc or simple as do re mi…

Work Theme:

Choose a font that you think will match your work. The work is simple, elegant or fun theme(kids, animals)

Space you need to fill:

Different font take up different amounts of space, even at the same point size. Try comparing two fonts next to each other and see how much difference they take up in room.

Serif or Sans Serif ?:

Sans Serif : In print, sans-serif fonts are used for headlines rather than for body text and sometimes, especially in older documents, used as a device for emphasis, due to their typically blacker type color.

Example:

  1. Arial
  2. Century Gothic
  3. Futura
  4. Gill Sans
  5. Helvetica

Serif : Serif fonts are  used in traditional printed material such as books and newspapers. Many magazines state that they are “cleaner”, regardless of any impact on readability from the lack of serifs. Numerous studies have been done on the readability of serif vs. sans serif typefaces. Studies indicate that serif typefaces may be more readable in print. Studies of on-screen use are more ambiguous, suggesting that low screen resolutions make serifs more difficult to discern, with a resulting erosion of readability compared to sans serif fonts.

 Examples:
  1. Times New Roman
  2. Garamound
  3. Times
  4. New York

An exercise method for next time you choose a font…

  • Know your output method and final reproduction process to narrow down your font choices.
  • Decide on the look you want to convey.
  • If you use more than one font, make sure the fonts are very different from each   other. If they are not very different it looks like a mistake. eg. Use an oldstyle font for the body text and and a bold sans serif for the headline.
  • Don’t be afraid to use wild fonts where they are appropriate.
Good Luck! 
CAROL INK GRAPHIC DESIGN
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30 Ways To Stay Creative

14 Dec

Howdy, all!

Today we live in a world full of worries and personal problems. Slowly we are forgetting about the good things of life. Our work always keeps us so busy, and it leaves us with no time to expand our creativity. We can not let that happen!
That’s why I want to share a list that will help you to stay creative as it has helped me.

30 WAYS TO STAY CREATIVE

1. Make Lists/Be organized

2. Carry A Notebook EVERYWHERE

3. Try Free Writing

4. Get Away From the Computer

5. Be Otherwordly

6. Quit Beating Yourself Up

7. Take Breaks

8. Sing In The Shower!!

9. Know Your Roots

10. Listen to New Music

11. Be Open

12. Surround Yourself  With Creative People

13. Get Feedback

14. Collaborate

15. Don’t Give Up

16. Practice, Practice, Practice

17. Allow Yourself To Make Mistakes

18. Go Somewhere New

19.  Watch Foreign Films

20. Play An Instrument

21. Get Lots Of Rest

22. Take Risks

23. Break The Rules!

24. Do More Of What Makes You Happy

25.  Read A Page Of The Dictionary

26. Learn Other Languages

27. Stop Trying To Be Someone Else’s Perfect

28. Got an Idea? WRITE IT DOWN

29.  Have Fun

30.  Finish Something

STAY CREATIVE PEOPLE!!!!!

CAROL INK GRAPHIC DESIGN 

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