Sex, lust, embrace, dominate, swoon, kiss, tackle, play, fornicate, hug, snuggle, seize, blow, peck, endear, care, smooch, cuddle, caress, endear, fondle, pet, stroke, love.
Mia took a risk when she made her boxes and took a snapshot of an intimate moment between a and g. Let’s take a look at the before, without color.
When Mia adjusted her g, she slightly tilted it to give an off-center feeling
in the moment of embrace; I think that this was a wise visual choice. She also played with transparencies and object placement so that the viewer could visually trace how, specifically, g and a intertwine. A wise decision, in my opinion.
I love that Mia mixes color symbolism and makes a the dominant in its bold bright pink as it stands up tall, and g the submissive despite its pop green. The yellow background makes the two letter forms strike the viewer, suggesting action or significance. In other words, the viewer can really tell that the letter forms are getting busy by letter placement, but the color makes this square stand out amongst the rest.
Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.
— Alex Haley
In this newest draft I am simply having a grandchild-grandparent relationship (as in, gender neutral). I also finally figured out how to save in .ai for CS3 instead of CS5!
Playing on grandparent
Grandchild on grandparent's mind
Carrying grandbaby to bed
Already having played with color for my F&J project, I decided that I wanted to choose root colors and then tweak what I have already picked. Though I did something similar while making my first draft, I think that these changes solidify what I was already thinking about. I plan on making a few color changes, particularly to the last panel, after playing with these boxes.
I am also worried about playing with the background. Two colors create a dynamic color combination.
But what about three?
I worry that there are too many choices! I’ll figure it out though… I’m glad I have a head start.
As I have graduated from the O and G project, I have moved on to F and J, the story of a grandfather and his grandson. I chose this relationship because it was different from what everyone is doing, and there is a lot to tell from just one day of their interaction.
Holding j for the first time
Since we didn’t have class today, I decided to take these three hours to work on my color project. I, stupidly, didn’t read the directions first so didn’t make my thumbnails. However, I am not yet satisfied with the colors I have chosen, so I am just going to stick with the positioning of the f and j.
Like grandfather like grandchild
However, I did play with the color quite a bit, and especially with the overlays I will likely keep the same style.
j climbs all over f
Also, in not reading the instructions (stupid stupid stupid), I found that I could change the background color. That’s something to think about when I revisit it later this week.
j is on F's mind
In terms of positioning, however, I’m pleased with what I have come up with. I likely will not change it.
j is tired and f carries him to bed
Oddly enough, I couldn’t help but thinking about Casey’s project while I was making this familial relationship. I wanted NO SEX to be involved, or even implied between the two letterforms. I hope that this sentiment came through!