Revision for Project #1

My name is Brandy I am a freshman here at Citytech. I graduated from Celia Cruz High School of Music, and while attending there I played percussion. I’m a pretty shy person at first, but eventually I open up the more familiar I get with the person. When I do open up I am a funny, bubbly, weird individual who is pretty open minded to new ideas. My passions lie in learning, creating, animation and imagination. I love learning not only new artistic techniques, but other skills and knowledge. Learning motivates me to keep on pursuing new things to try instead of staying stuck with a routine. Learning also helps me find the answers to the unraveling questions that I think of which is a satisfying feeling to me. With creating, being able to bring out imagination to real life whether it’s from mine or someone else’s vision is fascinating, because a lot of interesting ideas dwells within people’s mind. Creating keeps me busy which is a good thing because I hate not having something to do. I enjoy animation because this form of expression can be really effective when it comes to creating a great story. In animation I find there’s more life being put into the characters development, plotline and conflicts. Animation really engages me to want to know what will happen next and to make me feel what my favorite characters are feeling.


   With imagination I love wandering into my own world, taking a break from reality at times. Being able to come up with ideas that seem pretty unreal and having a feel for that fantasy is something that I can’t get bored from. Although I’m still expanding my design aesthetic, I would say I’m captivated by color. Color brings about a reaction from people and depending on the color or shade I use, I can give out the most accurate atmosphere for my piece. For example, a lighter shade of pink versus a darker shade such as hot pink. With light pink the word I would use to describe it is mollify. With hot pink, I see it more as spunky and energetic. When blending these shades together, you get something that is cohesive even though when separated you get a different feeling from both shades. My main favorite color to use is blue. To me the color blue is bold yet gentle, and by that statement I mean that it has balance in the way it shows itself which is why many people including myself enjoy its presence.


I would say that my avatar portrays my carefree,adventurous personality. I’m also a very visual person so this avatar is very appealing to me. The sky has a nice blend of yellow, pink and dark blue. The sky has an aura from a polar region mix in with a night and sunset look which gives a sense of supernatural. There’s a girl releasing petals into the wind from a pedestal that overlooks various landscapes. The landscapes are a combination of aquatic, polar and grassy elements. The sunset adds a nice highlight over the girl and the pedestal. The way the petals carry off into the wind conveys being free to explore the world which is something I always look forward to in life. The girl letting go of the petals represents me letting go of everything that weighs me down so that I can move on and enjoy life. The various sceneries depict the beauty I see in the vast world we live in. Beauty is not only pleasing in an aesthetic way but just having it exists makes us forget the ugly that also exists in this world. The different landscapes shows the adventures I wish to have in the future. This image really sets the way I like to imagine by the way the colors come together and make this image feel like a dream.


Some misinterpretations people could get from my avatar is that it is spiritual. This reason can be due to the fact it the woman seen in the picture looks like she is praying or practicing a ritual of some sort. People could interpret that she could be a farmer because of her possession of the petals, and pots that seem to resemble having wheat inside. Another interpretation someone might have when looking at my avatar is that the woman is killing the flowers by pulling them of their stems.


My profile conveys that I’m an easygoing, adventurous person that is just fascinated by what the world has to offer. Also that I have a very whimsical vision when it comes to imagination. This matters to me because imagination is what makes me optimistic for the future, which is an necessity. It is necessity because I can see myself working in a field where it requires thinking outside the box. In five to ten years I see myself gaining more skills so that I can do multiple projects. I like to be versatile so the more I learn I believe is beneficial. I see myself traveling to new places and encountering new experiences. With my profile I can show what I have to offer and what I my interests lie in.

Project #2: Process

In my essay i knew what i wanted to include because i went over the points needed to be added in my essay and i found a way to work it into my project the best way i knew how. i added more information and detail about the area and the two buildings/stores i chose. i eliminated most things that were not important to the subject matter and most repeating facts i eliminated from my essay. to organize my essay i just put the into first and directions to my place then everything else just fit into place. my classmates feedback help me add what i needed into my essay like what i was missing, like the senses i forgot to put in my draft so i added that into my final project, and also by reading my classmates essay helped me see how to organize the essay and gave me examples of different thesis statements. i honestly lost track of time while doing this project because i had a moment of writers block toward the end of the essay.