Choosing Content

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This exercise was based around an excerpt from ‘The Daffodil Affair’ by Michael Innes. The excerpt describes a rather bleak room which I interpretted to mirror the personality of Inspector Appleby. From the excerpt I felt he would be quite stern and introspective. He seems troubled by the responsibility of the abduction files but appears […]

Visual Metaphors

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This exercise was about examining visual metaphors and then following a process to create one of our own. Credits for the examples to: John Holcroft M. Ramos Ferdi Rizkiyanto Several authors unknown These metaphors are clearly, visually powerful, eplaining the resoning behind the frequent use of metaphores in advertising. They can be used to get […]

Working in Black & White

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In this exercise we chose a word to illustrate. I chose journey. The illustration could be of objects or in a ‘more narative style’. I started off with a mindmap of words relating to ‘journey’ and then expanded this with a search on Google to create a moodboard. I then sketched out some thumbnails based […]

Drawing from Reference

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For this exercise we had to collect reference material from different sources and catalogue the images under given categories. I combined some Google searching with 2 books, Retro Graphics: A Visual Sourcebook to 100 Years of Graphic Design and The Fifties Source Book, and a visit to the North Wales 1950s museum. Some of my […]

Mood Board

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For this exercise we had to choose a word from the previous exercise and collect imagery stemming from our sketches. My search re-enforced the association of bright colours with ‘exotic’ and also brought to light the many interesting textures that exist, mainly from animal skins. I thought these textures provide opportunities for further exploration so […]

Turning Words into Pictures

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There are 2 sides of the brain: the left, a verbal and rational side that deals in numbers and words, and the right, an intuitive side which works with patterns and ‘wholes’. This exercise is meant to engage the thinking strategies of the right side of the brain by drawing ideas rather than verbalising them. […]