Design Blitz

For the Design Blitz assignment this week I will be focusing on four main principles that I felt I was able to capture on my own. The four principles are Balance, Rhythm, Color, and Proportion.

This picture is from my backyard patio. I felt that an efficient way to convey a Rhythm in a picture would be to zoom in on some rocks that we have. Although all the rocks are not the same exactly, with their color and position they can be recognized as a pattern.

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This next picture attempts to show balance. It was taken in my backyard flower beds. This was an interesting picture opportunity for me because it is the only flower shown in the portrait. This helps to show that the flower is the main subject of the picture because it is directly in the center of it.

Design Blitz

This next picture was my attempt at highlighting color in a photo. This picture was taken in my backyard and it portrays some of my favorite flowers that we have. The bright pink and purple colors are enough to grab anyone’s attention looking at the photo.

Design Blitz

This final picture that I took was my attempt to show proportion in a photo. This picture is from a small statue that we have in my backyard. The reason the photo shows proportion is because it seems to be symmetrical to me. If you were to split this photo right down the middle you have an equal half on both sides.

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In conclusion, I really enjoyed this assignment in particular. I thought this assignment was going to require so much more work to create these photos. Little did I know, I had most of these principles all around me without me having any clue. This assignment really took me out of my comfort zone and forced me to really engage with the principles of design.

Favorite Movie Quote

For my Favorite Movie Quote assignment, I decided to choose the film Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. In this movie, an iconic quote is said by Han Solo talking to Chewbacca. As Han Solo and Chewbacca meet Rey and Finn in the Millennium Falcon, Han Solo says, “Chewie, we’re home.”. This assignment was very easy to complete using GIMP. I simply found the background image that I wanted to use for my first layer and pasted it into GIMP. Next, I added a layer on top of it with a text box containing the infamous quote I selected. Here is my Favorite Movie Quote:

For those interested, here is the entire scene: