Physical To Virtual: Jasper Contreras

For the first day I scanned, I brought in my denim jacket because I embroidered some of it and then there are also patches. I picked this as my first piece because there’s quite a bit of different texture and I thought it would be an interesting start.  A few other things I want to scan, some of my art, different cards, basically anything I can find that I think looks interesting. I don’t exactly have plans, I just look for stuff I find mildly interesting and then hope that they will juxtapose well in the final piece, if not I’ll hopefully have a lot to work with. 

Since I don’t exactly know what I’m doing with this project, I’m sort of just scanning things and see where inspirations strikes when I have all these things scanned. I really want things that show texture and color and make things pop out more with contrasting colors and to play with saturation levels. Because there’s no tactility to a physical piece, what I can, I want to have a lot of different variations of texture to be able to get through the digital aspect. 

I do have experience with Photoshop, so I’m pretty good with navigating the different tools and combining all these images together. The problem I’m still facing is figuring out what I’m going to do with them and what exactly kind of story I want to tell. However, because I plan to scan a lot more in the next week, I’ll have a lot of stuff to work with and it will end up being something I can create a story out of. I am planning to go the Lynda Barry style route, just because I feel like it allows me more freedom to mesh all the digitized sources together, and also because I think it could be aesthetically pleasing to see such a mixture of things. 

Denim Jacket with Patches Scanning by Jasper Contreras
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