ASSIGNMENT 2, Story Telling in Imagery, Advanced Imaging

DUE Monday, January 30th

Critique #1, January 30th , Critique #2, February 01st 



Use Photoshop, Painter, and various input techniques (digital camera, web, scanning) to make six works that tell a story.  The story does not need to be literal, does not need to be linear, nor does it need to have a beginning, middle, or end, however, it can.


Use this assignment to work with the artistic focus and techniques that you want to develop.



When we think of stories or narratives, we often think of books or some narration that exists over time, for example, movies, videos, or film.  Consider a story contained in one single frame.  What does time have to do with this kind of story, is time infinite?  What about a story over three images, must there be an order?  Must it be literal?  What is a story?  What are some of the differences between a story told over time, like animation or an interactive work, and a story told in an image?  What are some of the challenges?  How can you use color, shape, form, texture, and character lines to tell a story?


Think of these questions when you make this body of work.



ˇ       Online:  Look up Kyle Riedel on the SIGGRPAH 2001 N-Space art gallery page for digital work that shows a narrative in one image




Use your journal for the following (Donšt forget to label the page for my reference at the end of the semester):

1.     Sketches or photographs

2.     Idea and story behind your work.

3.     Ponder some of the questions I presented above.


  1. Six images in digital TIFF format, 2-3MB or less  (Save a larger version for print)

2.     Make a folder with your last name in the Class folder

3.     In your named folder, make a folder called Assignment 2.  This is where you will save your six images.