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Well hi there! It’s been a while, hasn’t it?
Come, come, let’s sit here with a nice glass of apple juice and discuss my art-doings.
Recently I just completed a group project where the ultimate goal of the project was to recreate the story of “Jack and Jill”. We had to do this using a bunch of symbols and pictures and use them in our own way.
Here are some of our preliminary sketches/collage.
Unfortunately not a lot got documented in the processes in the middle-mostly because we kinda went our separate ways to complete our portions.
Anyways, here is our final product.
I’d like to put some of the critique notes before I move onto my personal thoughts.
- It was hard to agree on a story line, but it was interesting and engaging that there were multiple interpretations of the story
- Some of the images were not being read as intended, ie: the museum did not read as a museum
- The repeating pattern of the hands made which character was which confusing
- The image of the main characters did not stay the same
- The fifth frame did not match up size wise
- Compositionly there were similarities, it played up the cohesiveness
- With the big bold shapes, the line work could have been played up-the line thickness could have been varied
- The big bold shapes weren’t cohesive enough-no big shape in the 3rd frame, no big shape in the 5th frame and too much in the 4th frame
- The mask doesn’t seem to be behind bars
- There was a bit of inconsistency mostly in terms of composition
And now time for my two cents!
I am always apprehensive about working in a group, especially if I’ve never worked with the group members before. I think our group members were pretty cool dudes (it’s a genderless term) and I was pretty excited to work with them! That being said, I think a couple of things weren’t the greatest for this project. Number one being that I was currently working on another group project in a different class, and in said class-I was actually designated as the leader. So it was a bit hard for me to try to get a group feel rather than me just automatically taking charge. Our group also had some trouble agreeing on what exactly we wanted for the design.
BUT. (And I put that but in all captials, because I don’t want to pick out all the bad details) The entire group was great in splitting up the work evenly and getting their pieces done on time. I was worried that work distribution and time would be our downfall, but everything actually went way smoother than I expected.
Working in a group is always challenging, especially for someone with control issues. I am however pleased with the final results and I always relish and challenge. This wasn’t the one I was looking for, but it happened and I dealt with it!
As always, have a fantastic day!