I made a collage using Fotor Collage Maker.I choose a four-picture layout, inserted my pictures, and inserted textboxes to each section of the collage to label each picture. Easy as that!
For my “Bucket List of Places,” for this assignment,I chose 4 places that really have nothing to do with each other but are all places of significance in the sense that I want to go to all of them someday for specific reasons.
Pink is my FAVORITE color…. so when I discovered an island with pink sand on Twitter, I thought it was the prettiest and coolest thing I had ever seen. I didn’t even know pink sand existed. A calcium carbonate from microscopic marine invertebrates is what is accredited for creating the pink pigmentation it in. I hope to this one day.
Laguna Beach was chosen because I love the beach and I have never been to the West Coast. My friend from high school goes to the school there and she raves about its beauty so I would love to take a getaway there someday.
I chose Nashville because it is the home of country music. Country is my favorite type of music and I would love to hop around town and just submerge myself in the culture… and get to wear my cowgirl boots on a normal day! Haha
My last “stop” so to speak is Venice, Italy. I haven’t done a lot of exploration in other countries and my parents said it’s magnificent. I want to do all the touristy things like eat authentic Italian food and ride in a gondola.
I hope I get to see all of these beautiful places one day. Though the oringal assignment called for places near me, I love exploring, so I have explored a lot of places near me and hardly any places far away..so I wanted to talk about other places I want to see even if they are more far fetched.
For the minimalist movie poster assignment, I had to first choose a movie for it. I chose How the Grinch Stole Christmas because it is one of my all time favorite movies.
I thought I could make the face of the Grinch using basic shapes as the cover. I used the same Sketch Pad website as I did for the cereal box assignment, because I had a lot of success with it on that assignment.
I drew the lines of the poster into a rectangle, and then I colored it green. I added geometric shapes, a circle for the head, triangle for the hat, half moon for the eyes, and a rectangle for the mouth. I wanted to make sure the face was able to be depicted, but also was vague enough to be what’s considered “minimal.” I think it came out well. It was challenging to be creative and keep it simple at the same time, but I think that was the point of the whole exercise.
I created a Most Wanted poster using a website called Glass Giant for this assignment.
I chose Belle Starr aka “The Bandit Queen” for my Wanted poster because, yah know, girl power!! But also because I found her story very interesting. She became a bandit and a robber after her husband was killed after being accused for that same very crime, robbery.
Since I found her so interesting, I uploaded her picture to the website and I typed in all the information I wanted the poster to have. I chose a layout that fit my liking and then the website generated the poster for me. After it had been generated, I could tailor it to my pleasing if there were things about it I wanted to change. The website was very helpful in constructing this piece.
This assignment was on of the most intricate pieces of work I have constructed thus far. It took a lot of trial and error to get the cereal box cover I was happy with.
I used a website called sketchpad to construct my cereal box. It is like an online drawing canvas. I drew out the lines of the rectangle box, and then I painted in the yellow for the color of the box. After that, I inserted my mascot and a picture of the wheat cereal. I wanted it to look like the cowboy was lassoing in the bowl of cereal.
I wanted to incorporate our theme of western into the assignment, that’s why I made the mascot a cowboy. I also am a big fan of alliteration so Western Wheats came to my head pretty quickly, given that Frosted Mini Wheats are my favorite cereal. I wanted it to be healthy so I added the cliché facts about calories per serving and the amount of minerals and vitamins in it. The website I used allows you to insert different textboxes and fonts, which made it convenient to put different types of information on the box.
I was pleased with the outcome of it. I think the cowboy mascot makes it memorable, because there’s nothing like that on the shelves. It’s the Best in the West! Lol!