Foundations Book

Linear Day 2 Linear Day 1

I didn’t choose a specific memory to illustrate in my book. I chose to illustrate how a regular day normally goes for me. I didn’t choose to simply illustrate it going from panel to panel because I wanted a certain flow.

To create this flow, I chose a pencil. I used the pencil as a symbol, which represents that I have the power to design my own day. As the book(i.e my day) comes to an end, the pencil wears down, as do I. So, when I retire, the pencil retires as well.

My day starts when the alarm on my phone goes off at 8am. It moves along to me entering the engineering building, where the majority of my classes are at. After my classes, depending on the day, I go to my job at Pizza Hut. After work, I normally get started on my homework. From the evening to as late as the middle of the night, I’m hanging out with my friends. Finally, I retire at around 1 or 2am.

There is a huge difference between my original idea for the book and my final idea. Originally, I had an animated alarm clock and the entire engineering building. For my final idea, I changed it to my phone’s alarm and the door of the engineering building. I did this because not only is the phone alarm more realistic than the animated alarm clock, but, I believed that both changes looked better than the originals.

The overall message of my book is that everyone has some kind of power and control over how their day goes. There’s a saying that goes “whatever happens, happens.” Well, most times, people can control what happens. Their actions and words is what creates what happens to them. So, the idea of the pencil designing my day shows I take responsibility for how my day goes.


About schinnery1996

My name is Shanelle Chinnery and I study Digital Media and Animation at Alfred State College. It’s my third year and the last time this bio was updated was on my very first day of college. I had ended off my previous bio with my desire to grow throughout my years here in Alfred State and with my senior year on the horizon, I’m glad to say I’ve definitely grown since that day. With the variety of classes and mediums I’ve experienced during these three years, I’ve learned what grasps my attention and what strays it away. I came into college with an unclear direction of what I wanted to do in my field and to be quite honest, I’m still not sure what direction I’m going in, but I have a better idea. I enjoy the storytelling aspect of animation, but then again I also enjoy animating in 3D and would love to explore the possibility of voice acting. While I’m uncertain about the exact route of my future, I still take great pride in the how much I’ve changed, art wise. I’ve gained knowledge and experience in endless number of programs I never thought I’d be able to work around, I’ve grown accustomed to digital art rather than traditional pencil to paper art, and most importantly, I’m just a better artist in general. I could say that is my favorite achievement and I can’t wait to see what my future holds in this field.
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