GIRLS Graphics

I have yet to meet someone who doesn’t enjoy the HBO hit, GIRLS.

I started watching last year, and still get giddy every time I’m about to watch a new episode.

The show was created by Lena Dunham, who prior to the show had with little experience in the television world. BUT, she had an even more powerful weapon; the support of Judd Apatow. Together they have managed to pull off an incredible product that is already in its third season.

While similar to Sex and the City, GIRLS is its own animal. The show follows the lives of four young women in New York City who are struggling to make it in the world. Each character is very different, and the girls aren’t necessarily best friends – giving it a different vibe than Sex and the City.

What I love most about the show are the quips, and hilarious insights that the characters have. Here are a few of my favourite graphic quotes.

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Visualize This

PART 1: I’m going to describe an image, and if you’re reading, please try to visualize it in your mind.

This photograph is one that vividly uses colour and lighting to capture a certain exterior that showcases the true beauty of the natural world. It looks as if this was taken late at night due to the swirling violet sky, and the extreme lightness near the bottom of the photograph suggests the sun is just beginning to rise.

This photo consists of a large tree that appears to be an oak or cherry blossom in the very center, supporting a small tire swing whose height is equal to about one third of the shot. The swing is strategically placed in the peak of the light, almost white patch of brightness, making it very sharp and easy to make out. The area of brightness also begins to disperse into a few wisps of clouds to the left of the tree. In the bottom right hand corner there are two figures that are merely silhouettes, making it hard to determine their gender and age, though it is clear they are in a sprint heading toward the tree. They are prodding along grass which vary in short length throughout the picture, yet seem to have their heads high with their eyes fixed on their destination.

The sky is a very intense sight as it drastically changes in hues, exhibiting patches of pink, yellow, purple, and soft blue. The whole shot is a serene wash of blending colour, and the tree and running figures tend to hold your gaze with curiosity. The layout is extremely simplistic and pleasing to the eye, though the tree is very intricate in the sense that its branches are scattered and unique in shape with small buds or leaves spurting out in all directions.

The deep purple at the top of the photograph blends in to the top branches making it hard to see where the tree actually ends, and the illusion of the tree growing beyond the frame in a limitless sense is thrust upon us. The assumption can be made that it is spring time as there is still life on the trees branches even though it doesnʼt appear to be fully in bloom, and grass is still visible as bodies in light clothing litter the shot. If one didnʼt know this was a photograph it could appear to be an illustration or painting, as everything is very one dimensional and angled straight toward the camera.

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