Digital Storytelling – Blog 3 – “Strength in Vegetables”


Basic logo/character sketch.

Basic logo/character sketch.

My group came up with a lot of strange and fun word selections that leveraged the word “Pterodactyl”. I narrowed the list down to a few options that I like most, and sketched out some ideas for each one. After sketching out a few ideas, the word that I connected to the most was “Carrotdactyl”. The word in itself was light and fun, but I had a personal connection as well given that I am a vegetarian.

A sample of my initial doodles for different concepts.

A sample of my initial doodles for different concepts.


I think the main challenge with this exercise was finding a logical and potent way to apply real concepts to such strange/silly words. Carrotdactyl seemed to work itself out, the strength of the dinosaur imagery combined with the vegetable idea made me think about a vegetarian health and fitness website. I think there is a misconception that vegetarians don’t consume protein, or are dangerously underweight. When In fact Vegetarian body-types have just as much variety as any other group of people. I pictured a website about vegetarian lifestyle with a focus on fitness and bodybuilding, and I think “Carrotdactyl” actually captures that quiet well. 

More refined concepts.

More refined concepts.