No Zombie Tricks this week we made it through week 6!!!!!!

Week 6 Wrapped Up

First off I will thank goodness we survived another week of the apocalypse.  So this week was a fun one for me.  Being able to create my character Carson Gordon,  being able to play around with different design techniques and going for a stroll through downtown Fredericksburg to find design concepts.  With each passing week I feel myself trying to be more creative by enhancing the techniques that we have used or learned the weeks prior.  This week Carson Gordon reached out to other survivors to create a team.  My group consists of Caroline Callahan, (Rachel Harris- “Sarah Thatcher”,) (Taylor Ostrom- “Alex Whitmore”), and (Samara Wong- “Winifred Hart”), and of (course myself- “Carson Gordon”).  Our team being assembled now we are more prepared for THE END.

This week I ended up using the resources or suggestions given to us in the resources page for this week.  I ended up using Canva and GIMP as the main applications for my finished products.  As I am new to both of these programs I ended up either doing the tutorials, googling or asking for help in Slack.  As my products are no masterpieces as of yet, I feel that they are progressively getting better and I have others to thank for getting me caught up to speed.


My Hero Machine Creation

I created the bad ass Carson Gordon on the website Hero Machine.  Carson Gordon Is a prior veteran from the United States Army who has a background in medical.  He is an expert in teaching and practicing life saving techniques and is an expert in shooting shit.  His dog Mufasa looks forward to chewing on some new bones i.e. zombie bones.  I had fun creating this character, even though it took me awhile I was able to finally get the finished product I wanted.  I practically went through each character trait to see what my guy would look like, I guess I was goofing off more than I was working so I guess this is why it took me so long.

Carson Gordon in the Flesh











Daily Creates

 Design Assignments

I choose to do my alternate book cover in a stair step fashion with my text, something different from what I had seen with most of the book covers or movies I looked up for this book.  I completed the Apocalyptic Alternative Book Cover assignment by using the program GIMP which is supposedly similar to Adobe Photoshop, but GIMP was free.  It was a learning process as this program was new to me and I have a lot to learn but below is my revamped World War Z book cover, with the crater on the middle where the zombies were officially eradicated.

World War Z alternate book cover


Hopefully we can find her Hat @Marthas Hat


Destination Post Card Assignment


Responses to others

Jillian Gillman’s character Tala looks as if she is realistic.   Like she just had her photo taken my a cell phone.  I really liked her use of the background to make the photo more realistic. I was having some trouble getting my character to look natural in different settings because I was unable to get the white background off of my character I created in Hero Machine.  After looking at Jillian’s page and looking at Alex in his natural habitat by Daniel Mercado I wanted my character to look as like he was in a natural setting as well.  So I reached out as well as commented on these other sites to get a better understanding of how to impose my character a certain setting.

Question of the Week

Group dynamics can be tricky.
What’s been the most succesful group you’ve been a part of and what made it work?

I would say that the most successful group I have been in, is a platoon I was attached to while in the Army.  Each individual had a different job and in order for the group to be successful each member of the team had to do their job, pull their weight to make day to day missions work.  Biggest thing was communication dishing it out or delegating to others or listening to potential issues.  People say communication is one of the biggest keys for success, this is especially true when it comes to the Army or armed forces communication or lack there of can get others hurt.  Being a leader at times, and other times letting others lead makes a person’s sense of purpose seem more worth it.

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