I’ll Stay Right here

Create some sort of graphic. Design the overall graphic to convey some sort of feeling or theme, but then have text saying something completely contradictory to the theme or feeling. Sort of like one of those old anti-motivational posters, but with more design than a black box with a white frame.

(Design Assignment Contradiction Creation)

A beautiful river, a warm fall day, the perfect place to avoid. What dangers are there? Poison ivy, bugs, other people? I wouldn’t recommend going there!

For this assignment I thought of the phrase “Leave your mark wherever you go” when looking at this image I took of handprints painted on a river rock. I decided the opposite of that was just avoid it all together! I wanted to show that though the area is littered with rocks and debris it was still a gorgeous space it just needed some enhancement.

That’s why I chose to use the enhance tool in GIMP when making this image. I used High Pass to make the sun on the river a little more noticeable and add definition to the whole image.

Then I added a border to make it feel like a poster that would be hung up in a classroom or bedroom.

Finally I added text over the image and chose yellow for the color as I wanted something cheery to go with the tone of the image.

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