October 27th, 2012
The goal for this assignment was to tell the story of Jack & Jill in any way we wanted on 8×8 sheets of bristol, while utilizing any of these dingbats:
As this was a group project, every member of the team contributed something to the idea. Unfortunately, my input was very little, as I was sick on the day that my group started brainstorming ideas for the project.
The finished product turned the rhyme into a story about a soldier who goes off to war, and his sweetheart constantly writing to him while he’s on the battlefield. The finished product looked like this:
During critique, it was mentioned that our idea was unique and that the mounting helped visualize the motif better, but that the second half of the project contained too much red, and thus was unbalanced.
I’m not very happy with this project, mostly because it was a group project; I couldn’t get full creative control. I wasn’t completely dissatisfied with it, I just wish I could’ve done it myself, as it would’ve given me a lot more freedom in terms of creativity. The craftsmanship would have also been consistent.
Overall, it was a learning experience, I suppose! For a group project, it could’ve gone a lot worse.