This is my Narrative Graphic Collage draft. I think that one of the most interesting things about myself is that I grew up in different parts of the world, and like many other military children, I don’t exactly know which place to call home. So, I decided to gather pictures that either I took or that were of me in different countries and connect them to the countries on the map. For some reason, the lines that I created did not appear on this JPEG. I tried to figure out why or how but the lines still appear on photoshop so I just got frustrated and decided to figure it out when I edit for my next draft.
The pictures that I chose have been taken over the course of at least the past 10 years. There are many more photos that I could add from past visits to other countries but those were sadly taken during my awkward pre-teen stage… For some reason I thought it was cool to take pictures of things diagonally and I can just feel the awkwardness through the pictures so they make me cringe. ANYWAYS, to create my collage, I first found a copyright free image of the world. Then, I went through all of my photos on my computer and my Facebook to find what I thought were the best ones taken here and abroad.
After I chose all the pictures that I wanted to add, I placed them around the map and then used the pen tool to create lines leading from the pictures to the country that they were taken in. As I said before, for some reason, they did not show up on the JPEG version of the collage so I am going to figure out how to fix that for the next draft. After adding all of the images and connecting them to each country, I felt as if the collage did not say enough for itself with just images. I added text saying “Some people don’t know what to call home, and I’m gladly one of them.” I think that this text will help viewers of my collage understand what aspect of myself I am trying to portray.