Mixed Media

Create at least five objects that utilize BOTH digital and traditional techniques.

The goal of this assignment is to encouage you to use the computer as a tool and to mix your traditional paing and illustration skills with your digital skills.

The objective of this assignment is to stretch the boundaries of imagemaking and explore the possibilities of combining images with other media. If you have felt restrained by still photography, now is the time to break free. If you are interested in doing digital manipulation, now is the time to do it.You should combine images with another medium you work in. You should come up with vague ideas about what you want to do and then allow for in-process discovery as you work. The materials you work with will give you possible avenues to follow.

Remember the following, they are meant as suggestions and are not requirements:
-- Ink jet transfers
-- Xerox transfers
-- Ink jet prints are water soluble, Fiery prints are not
-- Direct scanning -- You can scan smallish objects directly
-- multiple imaging Digital sandwiches, photomontage/collage...

-- Think about the substrate - you are not limited to photo glossy materials in the digital realm, consider printing on other materials than inkjet paper.
-- negative or slide sandwiches in the scanner
-- Fome-core is good to make constructions and reliefs with (available at all art supply stores)
-- Scratching on the negative yields black lines; scratching on the print yields white lines
-- Cliche verre
-- In camera double exposure (try many of these and don't expect anything - you may be pleasantly surprised). Remember to underexpose each 1/2 of the double exposure to build up the required density on the negative. Negative materials are much more forgiving for this process than transparencies.

Remember Pasteur's dictum: "Chance favors the prepared mind." I expect you to put a lot of energy and effort into this assignment. There are no limitations. Presentation is very important.