This is my draft graphic collage for my topic I will be covering this year: Animals. I chose this topic because of my love for animals and experience working at the Woodland Park Zoo. My collage has various pictures of my favorite animals at the zoo which I worked at. The only picture I used from someone else was the picture of the otters which I used from the Woodland Park Zoo’s Instagram account.
When thinking about what my collage should look like, I decided I did not want it to be a messy collage which pictures overlapping. I wanted it to have a clean, balanced look so each picture could be appreciated equally. I used various tools for editing my pictures from the tutorials we did this past week. I used the levels, curves, hue/saturation, black & white tools and much more in order to get the correct colors to pop out and to get a fun look at these animals. Using these elements help contribute to my narrative because it helps show how beautiful and fun animals can be. This allows me to share my passion and spark interest in others when it comes to animals which hopefully will help animals by having more people appreciating them and helping conserve them.
In the collage itself, I used a red background to make the pictures pop out and evenly spaced the pictures apart to give t a clean and ascetically pleasing design. I used text boxes to show each type of animal. I used black font for each picture to keep it consistent and placed the text in areas where they would stand out most. My favorite pictures in the collage are the ones of the bears and the elephants. In these pictures I used the black & white element, then recolored the animals which give the images a 3D like feel with the colors bursting from the black & white background.
Citations: Otter Picture -Woodland Park Zoo Instagram Account (@WoodlandParkZoo)