Today, we had our first Design Day in Grade 9, and for this Design project, we will be making two pages of a graphic novel based off of the novel Empire of the Sun by J.G. Ballard. During Design Day, we started our Criterion A which involved understanding the entire project itself and interpreting it in our own words. We also learnt Adobe Illustrator basics, including how to make straight lines, varieties of curved lines etc. Here is a sample of what I learnt to do today –
I already knew how to use Evernote as I had been using it prior to Design Day, but there were some features I didn’t know I could do, for example share a notebook online. I’m really excited for this Design unit as I am looking forward to interpreting a scene from a novel to a graphic novel!