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Culture Shock by smashmethod Culture Shock by smashmethod
Wake from your sleep.
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xtreme04 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
hey thats really cool did u get that from the computer or did u do that!!!![link]
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bloodonthemoon5 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Would I be allowed to do your piece for a case study in my art class? It's truly inspiring :)
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smashmethod Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Sure thing. I'd like to read the case study when you're done, just out of curiosity.
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:iconbloodonthemoon5:
bloodonthemoon5 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Student Digital Artist
*embarrassed* But what If i interpreted your artwork all wrong!?
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smashmethod Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
No worries, that's half the fun.
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bloodonthemoon5 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Student Digital Artist
OKaaaaay....

In this Case Study I have chosen an artwork called ‘Culture Shock’ by Dan Meyer. I chose this artwork because not only is it in the Digital Art category, but its colours and pop art imagery interested me.
I’ll be looking at the work through the Structural, Cultural and Subjective frames.


SUBJECTIVE
My first impression when I saw this art contained infatuation. I like the way he’s used words with faint opacity in the back ground, while having contrasting colours in front like a sweet, lime green against a dark brown.
It gives you a kind of happy feeling before you realize what the piece is about.
What I see is this;
Despite the bright colours and pretty pictures, the artwork is actually called ‘Culture Shock’. In the photo, if you look closely, you see buildings, construction machines, broken fences and cars parked around. This is showing our modern culture.
It’s telling us, “Look what we have become.” By showing the amount of things that have been ‘improved’ over the years and using technology to make this artwork, it has really put the point out there.
I think that this Artist chose to express his feelings about the world and how it is today, with the modern city shot and interpreting it into his own style of art.

CULTURAL
This artwork’s culture is from the city life. The building shows this with its many stories and fancy design of architecture. Construction fences and machinery also show this, along with large car parks.
It’s everything you’d find in the city and suburbs.
Society is so caught up in their own personal lives to realize the world changing around them, so this artwork I think was created to show this perspective of our culture. Something that people might have missed changing over the years.


STRUCTURAL
This digital art was made with Photoshop paintbrushes and real photos, put together to create a kind of Pop Art.
With photos of the building, machines and fences against an almost plain background, it is really contrasted.
Designs were also added in to give it a quirky kind of feel, a fun artistic style. The main colours are green and brown, two colours that are opposite each other and complement one another. I think it was a great choice. Something different.
The name of the artwork is also printed in the background, but you don’t really notice this until you look harder at the image. Not only is it just printed, but it is tilted in odd angles, again for that quirky effect with a load of patterns around it.

This artwork shows the things in life we might be missing. How the world is changing… for the better or for the good? It is your own opinion.
It’s a touching piece.
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smashmethod Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
See, you taught me something about my own piece. I only wish I had that much forethought when I make art.

Thanks!
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bloodonthemoon5 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Bahahaa!! Really?? O.O
Well I'm... glad? =P
Thanks for letting me use it. I'm praying for a good mark *crosses fingers*
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bloodonthemoon5 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Student Digital Artist
*hides*
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2moons Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very creative, sir. I look forward to watching your development!
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akocpinoy Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
sweet!!!
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:iconshardrealms:
ShardRealms Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008   Photographer
:clap: :clap: B-) :thumbsup: :+fav: i LOVE it!!!!!
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asiankungfusamurai Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
this is so pro. u wouldnt happen to be a web designer would u?

awesome work!1
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peak7 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007
overhelmin work...
damn !
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:iconantiimatter:
AntiiMatter Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007
WOW how did u think of using a font as a design
Genius man pure Genius
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:iconnneejj:
nneejj Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007
so.. how'd you start this piece?
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Setik01 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007
great design
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ShMFAeF Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007
Loved the colors and the composition..great job..:-)
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MrsBateman Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2007
so damn genial ^^
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noseln77 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:clap:
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gon90 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
great!
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:iconbadendesing:
badendesing Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
superb!
Fav+ dude
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YuanaKeita Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007
i love this!
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smashmethod Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
thanks.
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nitroo Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007
i really like it!
keep the shit , man
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smashmethod Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks.
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MHCJimQc Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007   Interface Designer
Simply wow. I wish i could do stuff like that. Its not the kind of stuff I do but I would if I knew how.
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smashmethod Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
thanks
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NJ1 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
Very, very good work!!! Great composition, nice colors and it's powerfull...
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smashmethod Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks.
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feeesh Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Very very cool, I can just SEE that moving as a motion gfx piece.
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smashmethod Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
thanks.
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rockerchinita Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
you're so good! your work amazes me!
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smashmethod Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks.
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o0Tron0o Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2007
awesome nice job and compistion
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smashmethod Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks.
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xbow Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007
great!!! good colors.
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smashmethod Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks.
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paradikal Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007
wow this is very internetsing
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smashmethod Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks
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:iconvill:
vill Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Isn't it too much positive for culture shock? ;)
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:iconsmashmethod:
smashmethod Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
what?
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Sheenz Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007   Interface Designer
I see you haven't lost your touch for a good composition... you up for some more gaming soon?

I was watching sailor moon (yeah i'm a dork), and there was an episode where she had to hit a monster at the base of the tail because it was it's weak spot... it even glowed. It reminded me of that crazy drunken horse game... thank god i finally learned how to climb those beasts.
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smashmethod Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Hah.
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newhen Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007
U MUST teach me i love ur work
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smashmethod Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
^_______^

I teach the face.
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OVCHITSA Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Very interesting composition. I like it
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smashmethod Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you
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sommiso Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007  Student Digital Artist
awesome :)
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smashmethod Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
thanks.
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