Mr. Michael Delahunt
Graphic Design 1 & 2
"Make Incongruous Images" Assignment:
With Human Parts
Incongruity (in-con-GREW-i-tee) is
"a state of two or more things lacking harmony,
Such things are called "incongruous."
What makes anything funny or tragic is incongruity.
Incongruous images are often used in advertisements and in movies -- think special effects -- attention-getting and amusing.
Examples of incongruous images:
- A guy you know puts on a mask that gives him the face of a monster, or of Adam Sandler, or of President Bush. (Not what you expect to see!)
- Helping to shop for groceries, you pick up a head of lettuce and notice that this head has facial features. (Startling!)
- The body of a movie character who nibbles on a magic doughnut gradually becomes that of an elephant. (Not the image a viewer expects to see!)
- A car going past you doesn't have wheels. It has the legs of an elephant instead. (Not what anyone would expect to see!)
Your assignment is to find images that you can take parts from and put them together to form new images:
Produce on at least one page an image that combines a portion of a human figure with something else -- a portion of a different human, an animal, or one or more objects.
Deadline: end of class Tuesday, January 15. Print this new picture, along with images of the original pictures from which you took the portions that you combined, and cite on each the URL where found. Label these with your full name and class period on the front of each sheet, and hand them in by the end of class Monday, January 14. One fifth of the points you can earn are for turning an assignment in by its deadline.
will be awarded for:
- Most believable image.
- Funniest image
- Saddest or most tragic image.
- Strangest image.
Deadline: end of class January 15.
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