My intensions in doing this project were to apply as much knowledge as possible from the book our teacher had a read called “Understanding Comics,” by Scott Mccloud. Also, I wanted to easily convey a story and still create a bright and colorful and fun piece. Our task for this project was to find an interesting creation story from any culture and make a comic book page about it. I ended up choosing to do the Pokemon creation. This is not an actual creation story, but it is a creation story in a game based off of Japanese and Greek mythology.
When creating this, I really wanted to focus on the elements and principals of design while also applying knowledge from “Understanding Comics.” Because I didn’t care to much about line weight in this project, I had to use color to bring things forward or push things back. I also wanted the comic to have a texture as if it were on actual comic paper, so I ended up adding a posterizing filter and a grainy texture to the completed piece. There is also a huge amount of value change in my comic (especially in the blues). To emphasize importance, I used size. The bigger the panel, the more important it is. I also want everything to just flow together and fall in place, so I had to focus on harmony as well.
I believe that I achieved most of my goals. I created a very eye pleasing piece, so I am happy with that. I also payed a lot of attention to my elements and principals of design as well, so I’m happy with that. But, through out the project, I did not go back and reference “Understanding Comics” much at all, so that was a fail for me. If I were to do the project over again, I certainly would take more time and referee “Understanding Comics” way more.
This project was important for our major because we have to be able to creatively and successfully put together interesting story’s with out dragging on for ages.
Below is the link to my creation story.
“Pokemon: A Creation Story, a Pokémon Fanfic | FanFiction.” Pokemon: A Creation Story, a Pokémon Fanfic | FanFiction. Web. 7 May 2015.