Introduction to Development and Realisation

So… for the new development and realisation unit, we have to create an A2 poster in order to visually represent some form of information/data. easy enough right? until we throw in the fact that we need to use vector images, which won’t blur when you stretch them to A2 sizes. unfortunately, vector images are fa more specific than standard JPEG images, meaning you will probably have to create them, either from scratch or by tracing an existing pic. For that, we use either Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape. Working with illustrator tends to be more fluid but also more complex than Inkscape, and I’ve chosen to use it to do this poster.

The topic I’ve chosen is ‘who knows each other and how in Star Wars?’. This is pretty much because i really like Star Wars, and I’d say i have more than just a fair idea of how characters are related. since the Star Wars universe is so vast, I’ve opted to relegate some characters to ‘non-main’ status and therefore leave them out of the runnings. this is pretty much any character that isn’t in the original 2 trilogies, and/or doesn’t have any sort of significant impact on the canonical story. I’ve also excluded any character that could be representative of an entire group i.e. a battle droid or an Ewok. also, any character that is significant due to leaving some kind of ‘legacy’ but hasn’t physically appeared in the films will be be respectfully omitted (I’m looking at you ‘oh great Darth Plagueis’). this should make the poster much more streamlined, and also means that even somebody who has only slightly delved into the world of SW should be able to disseminate most (if not all) of the info provided.

I’m predicting that the hardest part of this task will be creating the characters ‘avatars’; each character needs to be immediately recognisable using only a vector graphic, which I’m sure is no simple task.

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Introduction to Development and Realisation

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