Bob the Bug

Submitted in fulfillment of 4 Lines visual assignment located here

Story

This is Bob. Bob is a bug who spends his days in the sun, eating grass and making tiny bug poops. Bob’s mom was Barb, a caring and loving mother who always made sure Bob got to school on time and ate his aphids. Bob never knew his father, because I’m not sure how bug families work. One day as Bob was crawling along he looked up and saw a very pretty bird. The bird came down and said to Bob “hi there, my name is Wren, I’m a cardinal, what’s your name?”

“Well, my name’s Bob, nice to meet you Wren the cardinal. It’s a very nice day out.”

“It is!” cried Wren. “Say, Bob, you seem like a great fella, I’d like to introduce you to my daughter Hummingbird, would you like to come over for dinner tonight?”

“That sounds lovely!” replied Bob.

“Great,” said Wren, “I’ll pick you up at 7”

Visual Assignment – 4 Lines

At 7, Wren came to Bob’s burrow and called out, and when Bob came out she scooped him gently into her beak and flew off for her nest. When she opened her beak, Bob saw her beautiful little baby cardinal Hummingbird. As Wren began to set Bob down, Hummingbird opened her mouth and Bob got a little anxious – he had never talked to such a beautiful bird before, and here she looked ready to have a whole conversation. And that’s exactly what happened! Bob the bug and Hummingbird the Cardinal quickly fell in love and moved to their own nest and lived happily ever after.

If you’ve never seen A Bugs Life…you’re missing out.

Process

So, if you’ve been following my submissions for these assignments, you can probably guess what program I used: PowerPoint. For this type of thing it was really the simplest option, with a tutorial below. Initially I thought I was going to make the arc of a ball hitting a wall, but once I started playing with it, I just saw the adorable little Bob the bug come into view.

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