I enjoyed the group project alot, being able to collaborate with others allowed ideas to flow out and be elaborated upon. We came up with several ideas that none of us would have thout about on our own. Our conclusion was to recreate the story of Adam and Eve through the assignment given to us to illustrate the story of Jack and Jill.
We began by brainstorming how to recreate it and came up with some twists such as Jack(Adam) being the one to eat the fruit first. The next step was to sketch out a rough storyline to follow which we then digital recreated in Photoshop (becuase of the requirement to use the original shapes). Since the final project had to be by hand we transfered the digital drafts via tracing paper to the bristol board and inked the final result with india ink and marker.
In the critique everyone seemed to understand and like our story. This is most likely to the #Eden to set the enviroment at the start. People couldn’t stop talking about our costumes, they thought they were a cute way to differentiate between Adam and Eve (Jack and Jill) and there was much debate whether they should be dressed before they eat the fruit. This kept people’s attention longer because there were details to be thought about. Seeing it all together our group saw the distracting nature of the large focal point in panel 5 and the repetition of the diagnol in panels 1-4. Otherwise people seemed to enjoy our piece and thought the use of box characters was unique versus using one of the many potential characters on our shape sheet.