The following post is about my Jack & Jill assignment for Design 1 class which consisted in creating visual equivalents for each part of the nursery rhyme “Jack & Jill” by using the dingbats and punctuation marks given on the assignment sheet. We used some of these pictograms to develop a visual metaphor by transforming them into cartoons.
This assignment was made in groups and I really did like that because it made it easier and less stressful. We all shared our ideas and came out with a really cool story.
Laura Matteo has very good illustration skills and we decided she was going to be responsible of creating the drawings, also Taylor Sargeant helped and did some parts of them. Julianna Vargas and me traced the drawings and transfer them into the six separate 8″X8″ sheets of Bristol board and along with Taylor carefully traced them again with micro pens. We came to the conclusion that we should use color to emphasize the pictograms that were important in the course of our story. I was responsible for coloring the images and Julianna and Laura mounted them on the board. Finally Taylor made the cover and this is how our story goes.
At the circus, Jack and Jill
Went up the stairs
To fetch a pail of water.
Jack saw Mouse and he got scared
Then fell down and broke his leg.
Jill came down to laugh at him.
I am very disappointed to say that our work didn’t get very good critiques this time. While some classmates loved that we had used color, most of the group thought we should have sticked to a color palette and not have used brown for our ladder. On our last two drawings people commented we had a bad use of negative and positive space and that they also would have liked it better if we had drew our “circus” flags on all of our drawings. Some of my classmates mentioned they like the way the work was presented on sets of three and and that we had extreme good craftsmanship in our work. I have to say this is not what I would consider one of my strongest works and I do know it lacked of good composition.
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