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Monday, August 1, 2011

Photo of The Day #12 : Abandoned Henryton Hospital

Henryton State Hospital is a now-closed hospital complex in Marriottsville, in southern Carroll County, Maryland, just across the Howard County line. The complex is located within Patapsco Valley State Park and along its southern end runs CSX's Old Main Line Subdivision and is very close to the Henryton Tunnel. The Henryton State Hospital center, or the Henryton Tuberculosis Sanatorium as it was called, was erected in 1922 by the Maryland Board of Mental Hygiene. It was established as a facility to treat African Americans suffering from tuberculosis. This was one of the first such facilities in Maryland erected to provide African Americans with the same level of treatment as whites. -wiki

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Photo of The Day #11 : Spider

There is not to much to be said about this image.  It is a picture of a huge spider that I found outside of my house.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Photo of The Day #10 : Sculpture Garden D.C

Sol LeWitt
American, born 1928
Four-Sided Pyramid, 1999, first installation 1997
concrete blocks and mortar
Gift of the Donald Fisher Family


From the early 1960s to the present, Sol LeWitt has been at the forefront of minimal and conceptual art. LeWitt's "structures" (a term he prefers to sculpture) are generally composed with modular, quasi-architectural forms. For many of his works, LeWitt creates a plan and a set of instructions to be executed by others. Four-Sided Pyramid was constructed on this site by a team of engineers and stone masons in collaboration with the artist. The terraced pyramid, first employed by LeWitt in the 1960s, relates to the setback design that had long been characteristic of New York City skyscrapers. Its geometric structure also alludes to the ziggurats of ancient Mesopotamia. - http://www.nga.gov/feature/sculpturegarden/sculpture/sculpture10.shtm

Photo of The Day #9 : Downtown Annapolis


Annapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Maryland, as well as the county seat of Anne Arundel County. It had a population of 38,394 at the 2010 census and is situated on the Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of the Severn River, 26 miles (42 km) south of Baltimore and about 29 miles (47 km) east of Washington, D.C. Annapolis is part of the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. The city was the temporary capital of the United States in 1783–1784 and the site of the Annapolis Peace Conference, held in November 2007, at the United States Naval Academy. -Wiki

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Photo of The Day #8 : A Day At The Docks

So finally I have been able to get out and spend a day shooting some pictures.  So me and my girlfriend went on an adventure to Crisfield, Maryland.

The city now known as Crisfield began as Annemessex Neck, a small fishing village. Its name was changed to Somers Cove, after Benjamin Summers, during European colonization. Only after the business potential for seafood was discovered did the quiet fishing town grow into a large city, due to the efforts of John W. Crisfield in bringing the Pennsylvania Railroad to the town. Crisfield briefly became the second most populous city in the entire state of Maryland, known as the "Seafood Capital of the World"; indeed, its success was so great that the train soot and oyster shells prompted the extension of the city's land into the marshes, so that the downtown area is literally built atop oyster shells, a common claim by those from the city. -Wiki


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Introducing The Graphics Design Section!

So I have promised to post a little something extra to make up for the week that I was unable to post and I feel that the best thing to do would be to show you exactly what It is that I am busy working on!  

So as a thank you for reading my blog I will give you an exclusive look at the new graphics design section of JaredPlanz.com that I have been working on recently.  

This will not yet have a link on the main site but because you read this blog I will not only give you the link but walk you through the process that I go through creating my designs.  For example this digital painting that I created in Photoshop to mimic the style of Dave Kinsey.  I also created a canvas painting of the same image that you can see HERE!

Also If you look through the Spiderman Art Nouveau inspired movie poster in which I tried to explore a style similar to Aubrey Beardsley.  You will be able to see me work from a basic rough draft to a nearly complete graphic image.  

This was the basic concept of the spider man figure in the center with a web border and text at the bottom with the title at the top. 

This  was the nearly completed hand drawn concept of the poster.  I added a great deal more detail into the border. This was made with a sharpie. 

Finally the concept is brought to the computer and created using Adobe Illustrator.  For those that don't understand the difference between Photoshop and Illustrator its simply that illustrator creates Vector Art (Which is paths instead of pixles) so I can make vector art as big or small as I want without ever losing quality.  I still need to complete his suit. But this is the nearly completed idea.

The project that I am currently involved in creating a Gig Poster in Photoshop.  This is a project that I am having a great deal of fun working on,  so I want to show you how it is going.

 This is a Gig poster for B.o.B and I decided to take an image and make it look like he was shooting out of the planet because he spends a lot of time talking about aliens and space.  

Also let me know what you think of the earth that he is flying off of, because I created it myself instead of using a picture. 

There is even more work to check out in the graphics design section of the site!  So CHECK IT OUT HERE and please tell me what you think and give me some suggestions!

Learning To Draw Part # 2

So I have previously posted about my struggle with learning to draw and I figured that I would post a little of an update.  Previously I posted two charcoal drawings that I had been working on and I decided that it was time for me to post a pencil drawing as well.  This purpose of this drawing is to focus on the label of a water bottle.  This was a little more difficult than I previously thought but I think I was finally able to get a grasp on it.  You be 
the judge!