Hi friends! After reading I am Legend, I decided to create a word cloud describing Robert Neville. I enjoyed reading this book, and throughout the novel it was very clear to the reader what type of person Robert was- this is me trying to capture it all.
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For my character Winston, I used the resume I made her to create the character! On her resume it has her height, hair and eye color, and information when she goes to auditions, so since she is an actress I decided to bring her to life on stage! I thought this could be a good representation of her. I don’t like the hair much, and it’s not what I had imagined she would look like exactly, but this is as close as I could get it to look using the Hero Machine. I think the Hero Machine is cool, but I wish there were more options because I’m not sure if I see this being Winston 100%. Before using HM, I drew out on paper what I imagined Winston to look like. I think drafting it out first for sure helped when creating her using the Hero Machine. I thought the site was confusing to use, but overall really fun to play around with.
I saved the file as a transparent file so I could go into photoshop and edit the background of the stage! I think the background brings the whole picture together, and I had a lot of fun creating Winston!
For this assignment I had a lot of fun! I took time and thought of things and words that I felt best represented my character. I had to think hard about my character’s past, present, and future when creating this word cloud! I actually used the website called Word It Out.com! I think this site was really easy to use and what I basically did was just take a Google doc and write down all the words I thought characterized Winston, and then I copy and pasted it into the site. Easy peasy! Here is what I came up with!
For this assignment I had to create a graphic that was designed for a certain feeling or theme. For my graphics (I made 3) I decided I wanted it to kind of have a “End of the world propaganda” theme. I created these graphics to be ironic, like the assignment said, but to also have that “the world is ending” vibe that is sort of ironic. I wanted to create social media posts that could also be sort of used as posters that could be hung up around town about the world ending. These graphics I made were obviously supposed to be funny, but also I feel like these would be Retweeted during the time of the apocalypse if the world was actually ending because they are meant to be like ironically funny. I had a lot of fun with this assignment because it really made me think outside the box and kind of play a joke on the memes that sometimes go around these day. Check them out!
Here is my modern take on I Am Legend’s book cover! I made this using Canva. I wanted this cover to sort of have a modern more realistic 2018ish style to the world ending feeling. Let me know what you think! I really tried to focus on the style of the typing in correspondence with the main picture. I really wanted to focus on the elements of simplicity, with the typing and picture being the main focal point. I used the Adobe tips on how to best place the “I AM LEGEND” typing and I learned that it should not be center, but more upper to showcase the part of the picture you want the audience’s eyes to go straight to.
Here is the gif I created of my book cover: