Posts Tagged ‘MashupAssignments’

Cat(s) Make Better Art

Friday, April 13th, 2012

My first try with the new generator hit gold. Add Dr. Seuss to Fat Cat art. However, I was nervous about messing other ds106 pioneers’ work. So I went with what was safe, and I decided to play with Cogdog’s work as seen here:

It nice and all but it was missing something, like some Dr. Seuss action.

 

 

 

 

BAM! Cat in the Hat making a come back.

Now, I could have stopped here and said, ta-da, my first mash-up and be done with it. However, the narrative is still the same as what Cogdog created except there are a few additions to the cast.

That’s when I noticed that the cat’s line of sight is directly at the fish bowl (didn’t plan that). So, by adjusting the saturation levels and adding a little paint. I made a NCIS-esque crime scene photo.

 

 

 

Maybe the red, evil eyes thing is a bit cheesy but I think its warranted considering the original dog poker painting is a cultural cliche.

 

Boys Like Beatles and…

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I can’t lie. My music library has not changed since high school. I happily listen to the album, Dark was the Night on repeat for hours.  Yet, when I saw this assignment, I knew I wanted to poke fun at famous Beatles’ album cover, 1. Maybe it’s because I don’t get, or maybe it’s because they seem a little egotistical. Nevertheless, I called back to my high school days when Boys Like Girls ruled the hallways and music diehards wore the ‘1’ album like a badge.

This is what the original albums looked like:

In Gimp I edited the two albums together. Good-bye  weird dripping rainbow and hello bleeding Beatles.

This just feels right.