Sketch it outttt

The fifth and last Visual Assingment I did for this week was titled, “Draw it.”


This is another one that I found through the “try random one” button and I really thought it would look awesome. I really liked the picture that was used in the assignment, the lion looks SO fierce. Pictures that look like they’ve been drawn are definitely not as cool as ones that have, but I like the effect anyways. I figured I could easily take a picture of something that I thought looked cool and see how it would look if it was “drawn”. I know that there are many artists in the world, but I know personally I could never draw a lion that looked that good. I guess I feel that there are apps that help with things like that for people JUST LIKE ME.

I have a MacBook (yes I am TEAM apple…) therefore I just used my Photobooth and the “Colored Pencil” effect and took a picture of something in order for it to look “sketched”. I chose the window because I thought it looks likes something that could easily be drawn or sketched. It would be easy to imagine someone drawing a window. It was mainly my thought idea that helped me with this visual assignment because I interpreted it as something that was not too difficult to picture “drawn”. For example there are MANY drawings that occur of lions or other animals… a window isn’t anything different. I have also used this effect on pictures of me and my friends, it actually looks pretty cool. If someone wanted to do this assignment, there are many different apps that can be used. It also isn’t hard to find a picture online that you may just THINK is cool to “draw” or imagine as a picture that someone drew.

Color splashhhhh

The third Visual Assignment I chose to do for this week was the “Splash the Color“.

Splash the Color

I liked doing this assignment because I really like things being in black and white, it’s always been one of my favorite effects. There is a really cool picture that is decorated in many different colors and I figured it would be easy to make one of the colors stick out. When the picture is not in black and white then the colors mean so much more, but having only one of the colors sticking out makes it that much cooler.

The process I used to do this was simply taking a picture of the poster that says “PEACE” hanging in my friends room. I found another iPhone app called “Dash of Color” and I basically just uploaded my picture onto the app and uncolored one of the letters. It wasn’t a very hard or long process, but I knew that the picture would look cool with just one color sticking out. If someone wanted to this assignment it would probably be just as easy. I know there are even some camera’s (like the cannon) that have the ability to just have one color sticking out. There are many different sites that do the same exact thing, I know it wouldn’t be very difficult. It may be difficult to find ONE color that sticks out most, considering many things are VERY VERY colorful.


The second Visual Assignment for this week that I chose to do was, “Find Yourself“.

My name Enisa

I chose to this one by clicking on the “try random one” button. I knew that it would be very difficult to find my name anywhere since it is soooooo uncommon. While working on a group project for one of my other classes, my friends suggested making letters with my name and they’d hold it up for me. I have always had issues finding anything that resembles my name and I am usually asked where my name is from and the meaning. Whenever I have wanted to find a bracelet with my name on it …. it has NEVER happened. The meaning of my name “Enisa” (from what I’ve heard and looked up) is “friendly” … So the idea of having my friends hold up my name connects everything pretty well.

I didn’t really need many tools in order to do this one, but if you have an uncommon name like me … and still want to do it… Finding letters everywhere is also a good way of approaching it. I just let my mind wander and thought about how when I was younger I always hated not having my name anywhere or in common with anyone else…. I guess until I accepted the fact that it was Unique and learned to appreciate it.



The first visual assignment that I decided to do for this week was the “Common Everyday Object“.

Common Markers

I was using Crayola Markers to do one of my daily creates and the idea popped into my head. Markers are used everyday….whether it be in school, at work, or just for fun to decorate and make drawings. This object we grow up with and all kids have a phase, in my opinion it is pretty common. I remember when I was a little girl I used to use markers all the time, I never really liked crayons… they weren’t my thing.

My process began by looking at the site and trying to figure out which assignments I could actually complete. I liked this one because there were so many options and it was pretty easy to pick. I have an iPhone so once I found my “object” I looked for cool apps to download in order to change the color. The app that I chose was the “photoshop express app” which was actually free. I took a picture of the markers I was using on the app and then I just clicked on different effects until I found one that caught my eye. I thought this one looked really cool because there are 4 different colors and they are all very appealing.  I think people can really benefit from looking at all the options online too…. on how to change the color and the different effects. If you don’t have an iPhone, I know there are plenty of apps online as well.



Today on my way home from practice I figured I would see what I could cature in 20 minutes of Photoblitzing… I took the list of items given to us as an assignment this week and I tried to do as many as I could by including all of my surroundings. I took one photo before leaving the field and the rest I took once we parked the car on the way to my dorm. I chose this scene because the sun was going down and the scenery was wonderful, felt like I had a lot to work with. Also, I knew I could do the stuff with human’s involved since two of my teammates happened to be walking with me and offered to help!! THEN, I picked out my 5 favorite and best photos to share —

My start time: I started at 6:50 pm after leaving practice. Notice the 76% of battery remaining.


Openness: I decided that an empty soccer field represents my idea of “openness” because it’s empty and there are so many images that occur in one’s mind when looking at an open field (especially if you have experience with the sport). I also clicked the enhance button on my iPhone, so it looks a bit brighter then it actually was.. especially the grass.


Human Emotion: During our soccer practice one of my teammates stepped incorrectly on the ankle that she already has problems with. In the car on the ride back she was crying, I decided to capture one of her tears and use it for my human emotion. The idea kind of made her giggle and stop crying :).

Human Emotion

Unusual Angle: Once we parked the car and began to look around for my next photo, we noticed these stairs. They go up and in a very weird way… I decided it would be perfect for my unusual angle.

Unusual Angle

Dominant Color: At the top of the stairs there were trees and leaves of various beginning of Fall colors. I thought taking a picture of one close up would look cool….THEN it turned into a photo I thought was dominated by a single color.


Someone’s Hand: Since there were three of us walking back to our dorms, I thought it would be cute to not only take a picture of ONE hand… but have both of my friends hold hands, in a cute “friendship” manner. With some pretty, blurred out (natural blur) scenery through the hands. I also thought there nails looked really cool!

Holding Hands

Ending Time: I ended with 2 minutes to spare, but I remembered to take my ending picture at exactly 20 minutes… So here it is.. & again…notice how the battery life is now at 68%



I had a lot of fun with this assignment. It caused me to think a lot and try to see a more detailed picture of various objects and my surroundings. The experience was really fun and I’m glad I got to enjoy it with my teammates. Initially I thought 20 minutes was going to make this so difficult, but once I stopped over thinking my photos … they came pretty naturally. Yay #ds106.

Finding Nemooooo

This week we were asked to watched the video Kurt Vonnegut on the Shapes of Stories. The video talks about how to shape a story on a line graph from the beginning to the end… any story. The vertical line goes from B for beginning to E for end. The lowest point on the graph is for the “ill” and the top is for the “Good”. As the line moves from low to high or high to low you see the difference in mood throughout the story. Here’s the story I decided to do…

Finding Nemo Shape: 

Finding Nemo

The shape that I decided to do was based off of Finding Nemo … I went and watched the 3D version of it this weekend so I thought this would be a perfect story. In the beginning of the movie it starts off REALLY BAD…. Marlin loses his son Nemo, who then decides to go out and about alone in the sea. The story gets better when Nemo makes friends with Dory and everyone forgets he’s lost and it’s a happy time. Shortly after Nemo and Dory find each other it starts to get dangerous for both of them and the happiness decreases. Although they experience some dangerous times it gets happier again when they begin to make friends in the sea and have their own fun. Not too long after their happy events does Dory nearly die…. that’s where the story goes down again. Toward the end of the entire movie the shape goes all the way up because Nemo and Marlin are reunited again and everything seems to be nearly PERFECT.


Telling a story in 5 Frames:






This is a story of eating breakfast before class. I couldn’t really be creative enough to think of a huge story to put into 5 frames so I just did something as simple as what I eat in the morning before class. I liked this challenge because it forced me to think of all the possible stories that someone could tell. I also looked around to see other people’s ideas and see the manner in which people told their stories. For my story, first I have a picture of my bowl and spoon. Secondly I have a picture of just cereal inside the bowl (Captain Crunch is sooo good). The third picture shows me pouring milk inside the bowl with the cereal. The fourth picture shows me eating the cereal …. pretty good! Lastly I have a picture of what my bowl looks like once I am finished with my breakfast. That’s a simple story to put into five frames…. It’s a story or an act that I do nearly everyday (unless I wake up late and don’t have time). I thought sharing a story in five frames was going to be easy, then I thought about how many pictures I’d need to take in order to share a really interesting story. I HOPE THIS WORKS… enjoy the pictures and remember that nearly anything you do can be put into a story!