For this metaphor project, my metaphor was drowning in sorrow. One of the things I learned from this project was how using a metaphor image for a piece can really make the message look better. While one could just write out the metaphor or have a simple image that isn’t the full metaphor, making the combination look better. Along with that, I learned how helpful the web of ideas can help make an image better. It could take a simple idea and image and turn it into something much better. The easy part was coming up with the metaphor to do, the challenging part was coming up with the most effective way to show it. My submission could be improved by just making everything look more uniform and like it is all supposed to be together. I could apply this to future projects by using metaphors and the idea web to improve future pieces’ qualities.
What I learned from this project is how much a color scheme can go to improve a piece. While these pieces still could have worked with colors that didnt match a color scheme, It can really complete a work. The easy part was just coming up with the color scheme tself as the adobe software did most of the hard work for me. All i had to do was pick which look nice. What was challening was trying to make a piece that looked nice with the given colors, while seeming like it could be that envirnoment. This submisison can possibly be imporved with some more detail added to it. This knwoledge could be applied to future projects by using specfic color scheems more.
What did i learn?
What I learned from this project were the many different small things that can make a gestalt better. While I was generally aware of the genral idea behind some of the concepts, it was interesting to see how much they are in graphics one would see all the time.
What was easy?
What was easy about this project is that once I figured out what I wanted to do with each concept, it was very easy to make it a reality. Figma is a pretty easy application to use and is fun to use.
What was challenging?
What I found challenging for this project was figuring out what to do for each line of the poem. It was diffcult as trying to think of an inventive way to both show the line of the poem while keeping in mind the concepts of gestalt. This proved diffcult as it could be hard to not make something that didn’t work or looked boring.
How could my submission be improved?
My submission could be improved in small little ways. If I knew a better way to integrate the concepts into my work, it could have made it look much better.
How could the assignment be improved for the next class?
The assignment could be improved by providing more examples of the different concepts in the PowerPoint presentation.
How might I apply this knowledge in future assignments or work scenarios?
I might apply this knowledge in the future by being able to create more interesting images and pieces for other projects.
How did a specfic reading or video inspire me?
No specific reading or video really inspired me in any major way.
For this project, I learned more of my way around Illustrator and some of the possibilities that I didn’t understand that it could do. Overall, the project was relatively easy thing to take on. Even though getting a handle on the different tools of Illustrator took a bit of time, once I did the task at hand was pretty simple. The most challenging thing of the project was just trying to get the overall final look to seem appeasing. The submission could have been improved if I had figured out a better color scheme and better images to match.
I feel that the project was very nicely given to us. The only way i could see improvement would be to give us more options of packages to make. I could apply this knowledge to any firther illustrator projects in the future.
For Project 2, I created an image composition of a group of Cybertronians from invading the National Mall in Washington DC. I had gathered these images from the cover of different Transformer comics and graphic novels along with a picture of the National Mall from UnSplash.
From this project, i learned how important it is to properly combine different images to create a smooth and combined image. The project was not super easy as many of the images i had to use were not easy to cut out to make a new and different image. It made it difficult to find a way to make a good image.
The project could be improved by giving a wider range of previous examples from students to get a better idea of different ways we could take the project.
What I learned from this lab is how to more properly use the illustrator Pen Tool. What was easy was that once i learned how to do everything it became simply and easy. What was challenging was learning how to properly make the lines and different functions work. The assignment could be improved by making it more clear what we are suppose to do.
In this lab I learned how to create textures with using solo tools in photoshop. Using these tools i can create much more unique textures to use in future images instead of just importing images. With these techniques such as the gradient tool, i can improve the look of images i do import to Photoshop. It was also interesting to learn how to crop images to make a texture to fill an image, as this could lead to many interesting textures to use in future images.
For this project, the reason I choose the images that I did was because of the personal connection I have to them. I am a geek and so the images I choose are geek related. Of the pictures i took with a camera, they are either from my collection of geek things i had collected over the years along with my xbox controller that i use to play video games. Of the scanned images i choose, they are either from comic i love or special/rare editions comics i have collected.
Image 1-Old comic from 90s, Image 2-Issue 100 of TWD, Image 3-Issue from2015 BotCon. Image 4-Issue from first Free Comic Book Day I attended, Image 5-Basis for my favorite marvel Movie, Image 6-2nd Edition of First Star Wars Issue, Image 7-Loved image from a great series of comics. Image 8-Loved image that is a dark reflection of a former issue, Image 9-First Graphic Novel I purchased, Image 10-Great series that I love, Image 11-My xbox Controller, Image 12-Collection of characters from RvB that i have collected, Image 13-Collection of Transformers I have collected, Image 14-Iron Man Infinity Gauntlet from Avengers Endgame, Image 15-Favorite Volume of all time, Image 16-Second favorite Volume
Through this project I learned how important but also simple some color collection can be to an image to improve its quality. The most challenging thing about the Project was just figuring out the best color combinations to use. This will help me in future works as this has shown me a great and easy way to improve images in future works.