New Name, A New Look:

New Name, Art On A Dollar, needs a new look!  So, I have done an overhaul of the site and also have become an affiliate of Dick Blick art site! What does that mean for you the followers and viewers of this blog? It means that every week we will be posting a special promo code just for you!  It will be posted over near our donation link and here in our blog postings.

Dick Blick Affiliate weekly promo code this week is:  wklypromo020518  So if you click the Dick Blick link and use the code wklypromo020518 you will be taken to their special page that holds specials that are from 35% to 61% off and use the code listed and I get a percentage back as well.

I am hoping a lot more changes are coming in the near future both here on this site and in my life, which I will be sharing with you.

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My next piece to the series of Deadly Sin paintings is ready to hit the easel and have next layer painted!

 

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My Next Projects:

My Next Projects: A Mask And Dollar store Wreath

I am hoping to finish the mask I am working on:

D_W Mask
Deer_Wolf Mask

Plus, I have a new wreath in the works. All the supplies for the Wreath either came from the Dollar storeor from Amvets, a thrift store.

I actually got a simular idea and directions from the Dollar Tree onlineflyer. However, true to course for me I am making it my own and changing some of the materials needed.

Below you will see the pages I screen shot from the Dollar Tree‘s catalog.

$ Tree Wreath


The rise wreath is created by making little roses from hot clue and felt then gluing them on a board you cut in the shape of a heart or you can take a foam form in sgape of a heart and fill it in the center with florist foam, which you can also get at the Dollar Store.

I am going to exchange the felt for cloth that I cut in strips. Not sure red and pink or stick with red and white. Also, not sure if I am going to stick with the pattern or design one of my own. As for backing of the Wreath I haven’t decided but I will be posting!

Let me know if you try this wreath and let me see your wreaths!

Peace and Happiness,

TrinityHawk

Cut It Out – A Visual StoryTelling Project

I am working with a local photographer – Cheryl Gorski to produce a visual storytelling project. Thehidingcpr Visual Storytelling series is called “Cut It Out” and is about Domestic Violence. Visual Storytelling is a phase that has been making its’ rounds a lot more in the recent years.  In simple terms visual storytelling is a technique that uses photos, photo manipulation, videos, illustrations, presentations, paintings, and other visual means, to convey a message. The message can evoke almost any emotional response in a viewer, from humor, shock, informing, inspiring, etc.

About one quarter of the human brain is involved in visual processing more than any other sense.

Flash AngercprThe human species makes sense of the world around them by using all their 5 senses, will some people say by using all their 6 senses.  However, scientist have found that about one quarter of the human brain is involved in visual processing, more then any other sense.  Visual processing has been the way humans have made sense of the world since the stone age. Visual storytelling has its’ history in the prehistoric cave paintings and the impact from them still effect us today during the internet era.

TrinityHawk Photography & Multimedia uses this knowledge and the knowledge found by the 3M Corporation earlier this year that our brains process images 60,000 times faster than it does text[1], and MIT scientist discovered that we are capable of processing entire images in just 13 milliseconds [2] to the process of creating their artwork.  Viewers look at a piece of work for a split second and decide what reaction it causes within them, if it is a good reaction, one of awe, even if it is shocking. This reaction will draw the viewer back to view the work again, more often then not.  That is the name of the game, if an art lover or collector is drawn back to a piece they are more apt to buy, because they are more apt to want that piece in their collection or on their own wall.

The photos posted in this projects are a collaboration between both her photography, my photography manipulation and my computer art to create fine art ready for printing and show casing at art shows.   We are hoping to also put it all together in a photo book combined with statics on Domestic Violence.

Please, enjoy this sneak peek and leave comments on your thoughts of the art and project itself.

[1] Tim Elmore |Growing Leaders | page6

[2] January 16, 2014 | Anne Trafton | Medical Press | “Neuroscientist Find the Brain Can Identify Images Seen For As Little As 13 Milliseconds”

 

I Have Been Published Again!

via I Have Been Published Again!.

I have been in photography for over 20 years, but took up Photoshop and computer art classes when I was going to college in 2004 through 2010. However, It wasn’t the last 4 years that I took it more seriously and started studying how to improve my skills. I wanted to be able to blend my artistic skills with my photography, or take my artistic skills and use the computer programs and create art with out photography.

So, I took a few more Photoshop courses, practiced with a few other programs and watched LOTS and LOTS of YouTube tutorials, as well as, other tutorials all over the internet.  I read as much as I could about the craft and practiced even more, and still do, you can never practice too much, or learn enough in this medium.

However, with all this effort it finally paid off!

It truly has been a long time since my art has been “active” besides in my own head, LOL

I can say I have had some buyers, I sell online, and I have had some commission work.  But things haven’t been where they were when I was younger, with art shows, published work and art festivals.  It seems that this past week might have been the catalyst point for my dying art freelance business and art life.  I ran spoke to an art associate I haven’t spoken to over a year now, I had a meeting with two art associates I haven’t spoken with in over two years, and ran into a friend who was part of the same art community as me over 17 years ago. All those re connections may of just breathed life back into this artist soul and my art life.

Because, since each one of their connection with me has been reconnected something great has been happening!

I booked an art show for November of next year, opening reception November 5th, 2016 5 to 9 pm

I have been asked to come up with an art program (weekly or monthly) and each it

I now able to announce, now that the magazine has been published, that I had Two pieces of my Digital art was published in Strange Beauty Magazine!

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Never give up on your dreams even when you think you’re getting to old, or you are to disabled and something looks impossible. There is always away!

J Is For Joker

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Digital computer painting created in Photoshop CC – All Rights Reserved: TrinityHawk Photography & Multimedia.

You can see some of my art products here:  http://www.redbubble.com/people/sweetsexycurves

Also offering a special:  Deck out your device with 15% off smartphone cases & laptop skins. Use code DEVICE15.

My Art Facebook is here:  https://www.facebook.com/Trinton.TrinityHawk

Come have a look and like my page.  Let me know you have been there and leave me a comment.  I handle everything personally and will be happy to comment back to you.

I maybe setting up an Etsy and/or Ebay site soon, I let you know when this occurs.

Busy – Busy – Busy ME …..

I have been very busy these past few weeks. 
 
I know I have missed some updates on this blog and I haven’t done a lot of work on the website, I need to get on that!  
 
I have been busy baby sitting my new grand daughter, going to some doctor appointments, entering photography contests (and yes have won a few I will be posting those shortly), and I also have started a new magazine “Sweet Sexy Curves”.   I will also be posting about that.  This post is about being BUSY and how to stay organizes (which I am not LOL).
 
Thanks to a person I follow and admire greatly I found a new web site I am following and hope to join that will help me become for organized:  http://springsled.com/?ref=fWPvqGOg
 
Come check it out – join – and get more organized yourself! 
 
Check me out as I will be posting more about those art contests and about the magazine!
 
 BTW:  We are looking for editorial writers to write articles on BBW and BHM subjects for the new magazine to get in at ground level.   If your interested please contact me at trinityhawkphoto@hotmail.com
 
Blessings!

Photography Compostion:

7 Basic Photography Composition Tips By: Peter Bang

The above link is to a wonderful blog entry on Bloglovin about composition – two main things that are most important when taking a photo, in no particular order:

1. Composition and 2. Lighting

1. Lighting and 2. Composition

Keep those two things in mind when forming your photograph in your mind and your photography no matter what you are shooting with will improve drastically.

1. Lighting:

Should the light be behind the subject or should the light be behind the photographer? – Where should the light be when taking photographs? Always think while visualizing you photograph, visualize where is the light, where should the light be with in this photograph, to get the effect I want to get.

2.  By definition, composition is purposeful arrangement of elements.

Learning to compose your photos can dramatically improve your photographs even when using your cell phone, point and shoot camera, DSLR, or whatever camera you have.

When you start to take a picture, everything you see in your viewfinder should serve a purpose.  Moving subject or camera to find a different angle, framing your image differently in the viewfinder, or what ever to get the right composition.

One of the most basic principles in any visual art, not just photography, is, the rule of thirds.

Imagine there are tic-tac-toe lines over your image. Two lines horizontally, and vertically so the image is divided into thirds horizontally and vertically.

The general rule is that the important objects, subjects or elements should be placed where the lines intersect or along the lines, in other words not dead center of the photo.

If it’s a portrait, the person’s head should not be in the middle of the image. The person’s eyes should be on or slightly above the top horizontal line.

The purpose of using the rule of thirds is to balance the image, and make it pleasing to the eyes.

If you’re starting out, your tendency might be to place your subject in the center because that’s where the camera’s focus point is. But since you just learned that you should off-center subjects, you should now move the focus point to any of the off-centered ones.

There’s an easy way to move your focus point around. Each camera has a different way of moving the focus point, so as I teach, always – always – always, read your manual and get to know your camera.

Also remember a very important fact, those focus points on your camera are not placed according to the rule of thirds. So, you will still have to figure this out in your mind while compromising your photograph with this technique.   One of the focus compromising techniques you can use is to focus on the part you want focused, keep the shutter button half pressed, then compose and frame how you want your image to be.

A professor in college said to me: “You need to know the rules, to be able to break them.”  So, remember this when you are  striving for technical perfection, and remember that following rules too strictly can lead to producing boring images. You need to add some of your own personality into each and ever photograph.

Until next time keep taking those photographs, get to know your camera, be welling to play, and know your camera
Trinton “TrinityHawk” Garrett

Bullying Is Deadly – Break The Silence

Bullying Is Deadly – Break The Silence.

 

This video above is just a short video showcasing a few stats and a few of the survivors of bullying.

Today we had our first donation to the Anti-Bully campaign. Ailim Hazel became our first donated and supporter.  She reached the Silver Friend donating $75 and starting us off with a bang.

 

We also have a couple of people who have said they will be taking the pledge against bullies and bullying .

 

I hope you will take a moment to click over to the campaign and have a look around. Then hopefully click the link and donate for this wonderful cause and/or take the vow to not.

 

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Stop The Bullying – Stop the Violence – Stop the Abuse – Stop the Silence

Stop the Bullying – Stop the Violence – Stop the Abuse  – Stop the Silence!

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Here I set at my desk Sunday night excited for more then one reason.  One we are facing my daughter bringing new life into the world in just about 18 weeks, and my birthday is in just about 5 weeks.  So, with these two celebrations of life in the horizon I figured it would be a great time to start a campaign to take a project I have been working on to the next level.  I am very passionate about Educating others on Bullying in society.  It isn’t just in the school yard anymore.  1 in every 3 students have suffered from some form of bullying. 

Yet, sadly many parent still take the outlook that “kids will be kids”.  I want to bring light on this very serious topic! I want to make these parents and others realize that it isn’t just a case of “kids being kids” that it is harassment, abuse, and yes sometimes, way to often, violence!

It also isn’t just in the school yard as stated above, it is on the phone, on the internet, the malls, in our homes, on our streets, etc.   Plus, it isn’t just children, it is adults too and our elderly.  It is time we educate those who are turning a blind eye or just don’t understand. It is time to make a difference for our children and for humanity herself!

Help make it happen for Stop the #Bullying #Violence #Abuse & Silence! on at Indiegogo http://t.co/6v4akZDc1a

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New Creations

Casting A Spell

 

 

 

 

 

“Casting A Spell” is one of a series of photo manipulations I did for a new client.  I wanted to share them with you because I felt they are some of my best pieces.  My client is a musician who goes by, Greg Sorcery, he has an infinity with hawks, just like I do.

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I received his photos, which his lovely wife took per my requirements and his few instructions as to what he was looking for in these photos, which he was going to use both as wall art and as flyers.  With these requirements I created him four different flyers. to choose from.   The first being the photo below: “Casting A Dragon Spell”, the flyer I created was the photo to the left: “Casting A Spell” giving my client a magical look along with morphing him into half man, half  hawk.

Visiting A Dragon

 

The third photo I created for my client “Visiting A Dragon” was more vibrant and colorful, which he had stated he didn’t mind chaos and symbolism in his flyers. I like to build up to the more vibrant and more chaotic works because it is like a virtual drum roll. This  third photo was different from the first two not only because of its’ vibrancy but because I had changed my client’s outfit and the background, plus turned the whole photo into more of an illustration, which my client had stated he womagicmancpruld be happy with if I felt so inclined to do. The fourth photo “Magic Man” I created was my favorite it isn’t as vibrant as the third photo but, has more symbolism in it than all three of the previous photos put together. Since my client had stated he liked symbolism, I choose to include symbols from his life professionally and personally.  Such as the hawk, a dragon, and the stars, which not only represents music to him cause it reaches out and touches so many people in this world but also represented the peace in which music brings to him.  I also included two crabs for they represented both him and his wife.

Finally I will leave you with one of the Photo manipulations I did of myself.  I created this creation out of three different photos I took myself and brought together within Photoshop to create how my passion for art and graphic design burns through me fast and furious.

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Burning Passion Self Portrait

 

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