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Simplifying and Visualizing Stories: 'The Ape Lady in Retirement'

Short story “The Ape Lady in Retirement” by T. Coraghessan Boyle in 6 panels. alt text

Written on February 13, 2018

Daily Diary: February 8th to 12th

Daily diary entries from the week of February 8th to 12th. Each entry was made before sleeping or after waking up the next morning. Divided into following sections from top left going clockwise: Did, Saw, Image of myself, Heard.

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Written on February 13, 2018

Seven Ways to Combine Words and Pictures

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Click to see which panel is which
  1. word specific
  2. duo specific
  3. image specific
  4. montage
  5. parallel
  6. additive
  7. interdependent
Written on February 6, 2018

Daily Diary: January 30th to February 5th

Daily diary entries from the week of January 30th to February 5th. Each entry was made before sleeping or after waking up the next morning. Divided into following sections from top left going clockwise: Did, Saw, Image of myself, Heard.

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Written on February 6, 2018

Daily Diary: January 23rd to 29th

Daily diary entries from the week of January 23rd to the 29th. Each entry was made before sleeping or after waking up the next morning. Divided into following sections from top left going clockwise: Did, Saw, Image of myself, Heard.

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Written on January 28, 2018

Drawing Exercise: Conceptual Visualization

Presenting my drawing iterations based on the following instructions: alt text

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I started with a detailed pencil drawing going off of a photo of myself. I then drew the subsequent portraits using the idea of myself in my head. I switched to a thick permanent marker since I thought it would be easier to simplify my drawings if I could only draw thick, dark lines. I found this exercise challenging since I think my facial features (eyes, nose, lips) are equally prominent. I also found it hard to draw my nose shape without shading at first. I focused on my eyebrows throughout the process because I think how I do my eyebrow makeup is a little over the top and humorous (since I like it really straight and dark).

Written on January 28, 2018