Colour

Lay’s use of colour in her graphic novel draws the audience in.  Her choice of colours allows the audience to associate feelings, health, and emotion throughout her whole story.  When Carol Lay was feeling moments of sadness due to her relationship with food, she would use dull colours that expressed a sense of sadness.  When visualizing colours of junk, she was use colours like light browns, to describe fries, burgers, butter, sandwiches, etc.  When Lay was feeling better about her weight and her relationship with food, she started using brighter colours like bright greens, and bright oranges, and bright reds to describe healthy greens, fresh fruits, and vegetables she is incorporating into her diet.  One of the most effective images Lay uses is on page 87, in which she uses bright colours to describe how she looks, and pale, dull colours to describe how she use to look and feel.

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One thought on “Colour

  1. I REALLY enjoy the colours and the drawings in her memoir, it made it more interesting and brought out more emotions. I agree that when she was talking about her relationship with food she did used bright colours. The link below is a image on vegetables and how bright it is.

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