Digital Storytelling

Minimalist Recreation of a Video Game Character

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

For this next assignment, I chose to do “4 lines, 5 dots, and 1 curve.” I used the Paint 3D program that comes pre-installed on Windows computers to create this. I considered using the old Microsoft Paint, but this program actually allows you to do significantly more and produce cleaner images.

Since this assignment calls for you to only use “4 lines, 5 dots, and 1 curve”, I used exactly that. I’ll give a step-by-step of each of these. The four lines consist of the three parallel lines on the right side of the image, with the fourth line being the orange line on the left side. The five dots are the giant light-gray circle, the two slightly misshapen circles (or ellipses) that are dark gray (right) and yellow (left), and the two smaller dots where the colors are inverted of one another. The final part, the curve, is actually the antenna looking thing.

You may ask yourself what this picture is meant to represent. It does have meaning behind it, because I didn’t just come up with this. I based it off a video game character. The character is from Fallout: New Vegas (that game I reviewed last week) and is the eye-bot ED-E (which I pronounce as “Eddie”), a spherical shaped robot that acts as one of your possible companions. The representation isn’t perfect considering I had quite a few restraints. However I’m quite happy with how it turned out since it does look like a minimalist drawing of ED-E. If you’re curious to see what ED-E looks like, I’ve included an image of him (them?) in a gallery behind the image I created. Simply click the left or right arrows and compare the two!

Please tell me what you think down below!


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