We had a choice of two articles, I chose the article about 'small talk' and how beneficial it was the society. The teacher vetoed my first idea, since she wanted everyone to try and stay away from using computers. I tried thinking of other ways we communicated with each other and thought of sign language. So I have different hands forming a talk bubble.
The assignment was to take the date and what happened and create a poster that reflected the meaning or the what the quote was about. I wanted the date to look as if it was transplanted in his name. I have two variations of the poster because the instructor asked to see what it looked like inverted.
The article was about how airports seem to bring out the worst in people and whether it was because of the airport environment or because that is who they truly are. This assignment wasn't successful for me. Mainly on the position of the plane with the people in it. Oh well, better luck next time!
Our second assignment for Type was to take the words from a famous quote (we had a list to chose from) and arrange it to represent the book. We had to include the quote, author and book title in our design. I wanted the quote to sit at the bottom of the layout to show how heavy a feeling it was and how it weights down on a person. The title and author are at the top of the layout to represent what Beloved is. I haven't read the book, but it seems very interesting.
Our second assignment for my Editorial class was to find a Craiglist Ad and do an illustration of what we thought that person looked like. I wish I had the ad I chose, but I can't find it at the moment. The actual color is a little duller that how it appears in this scan.
Our second assignment for Illustration 3 was to visualize ourself as an animal. I painted myself as a cat emphasizing the trait of wanting to love when you are not ready for it that cats have. I don't like how the face came out and it is probably due to the fact I started the final piece before a final sketch. I am also unhappy with how I painted the face. Win some, lose some.
Our first assignment for Editorial was to do a full page illustration for an article in Psychology Today. The article was titled "Weathering the Storm" and spoke about how people should overcome their "failures."
My first assignment for Illustration 3 was to illustrate a Beatles song from a list that was given to us. I chose Eleanor Rigby and illustrated the lyric about picking up rice in front of a church where a wedding has been, lives in a dream. I wanted to illustrate "lost opprotunities" and loneliness.
Overall, I'm happy with how it turned out. Timing and pauses are some of the things I'm still struggling with and I learned a lot from working on this animation. The assignment was to animate two floursacks, contrasting in character, interacting with each other, then one "transfers" something to the other, and they bounce off.
I'm so sad that this class is over! I'm starting to think more about contrasting my characters, exaggerating poses, c-curves, through lines, so many things that i can apply to my illustrations and more. The people in my class were funny and great too. But my teacher was absolutely the best. He knew how to teach animation and he was gut-clenchingly hilarious!
Here is the video without the background. I think the bounce cycles were a little hard to read in the first video.