Susan Tadlock & Design Rigor
Susan Tadlock, Teacher
Painting, drawing, and
ceramics have been part of
Susan Tadlock’s life for as
long as she can remember.
Painting watercolors is
presently where her inter-
ests lie. She attends postgraduate classes each summer in Taos, New Mexico to
concentrate on new techniques and explore the landscape.
Working on location and concentrating on Native American imagery, she finds that the Taos architecture, sun,
and people are wonderful inspiration. She enjoys some
abstraction and incorporates diluted coffee crystals with
watercolor media in analytical formats. She also uses arbitrary color palettes and interesting cropping positions.
Teaching computer art at the high-school level, Susan
has taken her painting
ideas into her lessons for
her e-media students.
Susan Tadlock teaches painting, drawing, and ceramics at
Allen High School and Collin
College in Allen, Texas.
Design Rigor, Student
Ever since she could remember,
Design has been experimenting
with different types of artwork
and media. After watching a
movie called A Scanner Darkly,
she was inspired to get into
computer art and looked for
different ways to recreate the
styles incorporated in the animation of the film. She soon
began using Adobe Illustrator and realized she could use
it to recreate the look of the movie. After mastering the
different tools and getting familiar with vectors, she was
able to finally recreate the rotoscopes seen in the movie.
Since then, Design has considered vector art her forté and has
been creating various digital self-portraits. She continues to work
with vectors, incorporating bright
and contrasting colors into all of
her pieces to make her statement
Design Rigor is a student at Allen
High School in Allen, Texas.
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