GIF the Portrait

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For this assignment I chose a tattoo artist from LA who’s known by the name of Tana. I chose him because his work motivates me. I think of the him as the male version of myself. Someday I would like to become a liscensed tattoo artist, move to LA and even have my own clothing. He also is involved a lot with fashion aside from being a tattoo artist. His work as a tattoo artist is pretty dope and pushes me to improve my drawings. The portrait to the left is an image of the artist himself that i started with as a base for this project. The portrait on the right is the finished product. I basically used different portraits of him and cut them up, repositioned them and put them back together to create a new image of Tana.

Here’s a Vine post that I created in the process. Here’s the link.

To continue about this project I also posted the image on Instagram and tagged tana so that my followers could know who was in the actual picture. I honestly didn’t think he would even notice it because you know how hectic social networking can be for famous people. And he didn’t only see my post but he also REPOSTED it! This was very exciting because I really look up to this guy.


My Progress

So far I word have to say my best work would have to be my first post. I say this because it was basically an introduction about me and what I love to do I also got a lot of great feed back and comments on my post. My worst work would probably be my last post where I couldn’t get my GIF to work on my post. When I first came to this class the professor was basically explaining to the class the grading system. I thought it was pretty cool and fair enough, it gives a lot of choices for you to get the assignments of your choice done and pass with a decent grade. I thought yeah this will be an easy A but I was wrong.



Because their is a lot of space to pick and choose from the assignments you want to do I havent really been taking this class as serious as I should. Well I believe I still have a chance of passing this class I haven’t lost all hope as of yet. I’ve just got backed up with my assignments and I haven’t been getting them done on time.

butbaeMy progress on a scale from 1-5 I believe that I’m stuck in the middle of 2 and three work wise. I want to be at 5 where I would have majority of my work done and completed on time. My motivation in this class to get what I need to get done is actually my classmates work and what they’ve managed to get done.

What is copyright?

Copyright is the legal right given to those who create an original work allowing them to do what they like with it. The main purpose there is such thing as a copyright is so that you can protect your work. When you copyright your work no one can say your work is theirs. Web users should always be thinking about copyright. As individuals we all have some sort of creativity in us and being aware about copyright you can protect all of your ideas. “Fair Use” is a copyright law fair that limits the use of copyrighted material without permission from the persons who work it is.

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Larry Lessig said, “Common sense a rare idea in the law.” as the audience laughed. This quote stood out to me because not everyone has common sense. And I’m assuming from  this quote the law simply overpasses common sense. They make things extra when most times its just common sense.


And Jesus will survive, above is a gif that I created from Larry Lessig’s talk Laws that choke creativity.

Gardener Campbell: A Personal Cyberinfrastructure

“Any technology gradually creates a totally new human environment.”

I choose this quote while reading Gardener Campbell’s “A Personal Cyberinfrastucture” because it caught my attention. I like the quote because I believe that it’s true. Although I understand this quote its kind of hard for me to explain it. From reading this article I get that technology can be very complicated and it gets more and more complex as the years go by. Technology is a world of its own. And thats what this quote is explaining. Technology creates a whole new world for the people who use it. Its like having your own virtual world that you create and shape. The reason why I chose this quote is because I feel like I can relate. Now that I’m creating and developing my own site I feel like I have my own world.


Above is a GIF of Gardner Campbell’s talk “No Digital Facelifts: Thinking the Unthinkable About Open Educational Experiences”

A Few Adjustments

I’ve been playing around with the appearance of my blog. Ive chose to go with the original theme that my blog was first set up with. I like it, its plain, looks cool and I can do alot with it. The only thing I really did was change the header image to one of my […]

I’ve been playing around with the appearance of my blog. Ive chose to go with the original theme that my blog was first set up with. I like it, its plain, looks cool and I can do alot with it. The only thing I really did was change the header image to one of my custom drawings. I also inserted a GIF as my background image. I did create an about page but i havent figured it all out yet. As im customize and creating this site I’m still figuring out what I want it to be about.