I was initially excited to see that this week’s assignment was “design.” I must admit I read what seemed like every assignment and none stood out to me. I finally found one that was called the little caption. The assignment was to take a picture and add a caption. That seemed WAY to easy and kind of boring so I “remixed” a video game picture. I am a very big fan of Super Nintendo (I like to keep it old school) so I figured I could find a game case and redo it to match my focal theme.
I hate to admit how long this took me to edit (a bit over 3 hours) not including actually writing this. I began my research by googling “why Denver is awesome.” I found three websites that confirmed the epic-ness if you will, of Denver.
- Colorado Facts and Trivia
- 50 Reasons Colorado is the Best State in America
- 28 Things you need to know before moving to Colorado (28 of these I did not know before moving here and I survived)
I decided I liked the Denver skyline and I saw a lot on sports so I went with that theme. I found this picture of the Denver skyline
and this picture of a video game cover.
Side by side view
I finally conquered using paint; I know its amateur hour over here. I completely erased the skyline and attempted to draw Denvers according to the picture I found. I am no Picasso but I tried. Then I drew “Colorado” shirts on the two main characters that represented Bronco’s and Rockies’ fans. I used the “snip” option on my computer to snip pictures of actual t shirts that were being sold online. Pretty clever I know. I asked someone in my office (YES I was working on this on lunch), who the Bronco’s rival was and I was told the Oakland Raiders. I have no way to know if this is accurate but I went with it. I found a phenomenal site that let me turn my text into “8-bit.” I am not sure if I will ever visit this site but I had a lot of fun playing with all of the options to change your text. This site is free by the way.
The finished product is pretty great if you ask me. I learned a lot about Denver just from reading articles for inspiration and even though it took me a long time to work on this, I could probably keep going with my idea’s. Any feedback is always appreciated!