Exercise: Reading an image

Look carefully at this image.    There are lots of tales about brave knights and fiery dragons defending their gold exist in the world. My first thought when I looked on hte picture was about Smaug dragon from Tolkien hobbit tale. But when I took a closer look, I realized that a couple of fellows

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Exercise: Illustrating visual space

Using internet searches or your own visual references select an image of a tree, a child running or walking and a building I needed to choose something to work with, and I’ve chosen these images. The main criteria was to get images which could be easily combined together into collages which should look like one big

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Assignment two: Point of sale display

Create an illustration of fruit or vegetables. One illustration for each of the ranges: Summer, Autumn   I have started with the question of the poster picture that I wanted to buy immediately and eat. That can be for example a large piece of watermelon for the whole poster in the hyperrealism style. One can see

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Exercise: Visual metaphors

Collect as many examples of visual metaphor as you can find.   A visual metaphor uses a visual that ordinarily identifies one thing to signify another, thus making a meaningful comparison. You do not use an image of an advertised object itself, but visual metaphor instead. I’ve concentrated at looking for examples of using visual

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Exercise: Using reference

Collect as much reference as you can find for the 1950s period. Catalogue the information you find according to these categories: People and costume,  Architecture and interiors, Art – painting, drawing sculpture, Graphic design – posters, books, typography, Advertising, Transport, Film and TV, Surface pattern and decoration. My own impression of 50s was made mostly by

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Exercise: Choosing content

Make notes on these questions • If this were to be made into a film what would the main character be like? I imagine a gloomy, surly man tired of life. His own appearence doesn’t interest him just as appearence of his surroundings. • What clothes would the character be wearing? Typical clothes of the

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Exercise: Using black and white

Produce a line visual around one of these words: Sea                Extraordinary              Building            Journey     I’ve chosen a word “journey”.  Working at the “making a moodboard” excercize, I’ve made a moodboard for the word “travel”. Looking for appropriate

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Exercise: A subjective drawing

I’ve decided to draw a bottle of wine for this task. It would be right to say that I’ve decided to draw wine itself, though. And the word to describe this wine – “inspiring”. I experienced troubles with making a moodboard to the world “inspiring”. It’s not the kind of word you can put into

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Exercise: An objective drawing

Shoe                Umbrella                   Pair of trousers                   Pair of glasses                  Hat Take an item from the list above and explore it visually to become

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Exercise: Exploring drawing and painting

Create a sketchbook with different kinds of coloured and textured papers. Collect a range of drawing implements. Choose some object. Draw your object on each of the sheets in your sketchbook using a different drawing material for each one.    Starting to work on this exercise, I’ve decided to make much more practical benefits for

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