Here’s presenting my 2nd ds106 assignment!!!!!!!!!
The assignment is called ‘Colorize Your World‘.
What I had to do:
‘Take an image of anything you want, whether it is a cartoon character or an image from a movie and just change the colors around in Photoshop.’
The idea was really simple and fun…so to bring in some colors to my blog world I thought I should use an image of a cartoon character.
What I did:
Cartoons and cartoon characters have played a huge role in influencing us as kids(Nowadays its worse,they behave like cartoons 🙂 ). So I was thinking of all the possible cartoon characters ranging from Tom& Jerry to Spongebob. Then I zeroed in on ‘Dora the Explorer ‘who has made her presence felt a lot in my life thanks to little sister(love her!)
So the original picture I used :
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- I used GIMP to edit this image.
- I used the bucket fill tool to change the colors around in the image.
- I chose the pattern fill option under the bucket fill tool to color the background using patterns such as the ‘maple leaves’ and ‘sky’ to celebrate Dora’s adventures! 🙂
- The same tool option was used to make the leopard prints for the backpack.
- The other color changes were made using the FG color fill option under bucket fill tool.
And my result was:
No… I do not watch/follow/love Dora. But I just felt I had to do this for my little sister( I miss her so much.. 😦 ) Honoring the pet jaguar my sister believes she owns comes the print for the backpack. And seriously,I always thought that Dora badly needed a fashion makeover( and perhaps a color change would do for the time being). Her choice of matching clothes and accessories was so bad so I thought I should color coordinate for her ;). Not ready to walk the ramp in Paris but this new Dora is definitely well dressed to go on her expeditions! She had to look colorful so used a variety of them-she is a cartoon after all. I left her socks and bracelet the same though(they kind look cute)… I have always ‘wished’ 😉 to change the colors of Dora clothes…they were blinding (and I am so not commenting on the theme songs used)….. now with a sigh of relief….till next time…