Exercise: Making a moodboard

Choose one of the words from the previous exercise and on a large sheet begin expanding on the themes and ideas that you identified.  I love to travel, so an obvious choice was a word “travel”. My moodboard is quite similar to those “spyder diagramms” I’ve made before, but it has pictures instead of words.

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Exercise: Turning words into pictures

Childhood               Wild              Exotic              Fashion              Destruction              Travel                 Kitchen Choose a word from the list and draw everything that

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Exercise: Spider diagrams

Create a spider diagram for each of these words: Seaside, Childhood, Angry, Festival.   I have two opposite ideas about what actually “seaside” is. First – it’s a quiet place, with abandoned lighthouse, rarely visited only by occasional fishermen’s boats. The second – it’s a crowded beach, where people swim, sunbathe, drink refreshing coctails and

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Exercise: Writing a brief

Identify a piece of work by an illustrator whose work you find some connection with and try to  write the brief for the illustration you’ve chosen.    For this task I’ve wanted to choose an illustration meaningfully. And I’ve chosen an illustrator, each work of whom makes me think about the reality of contemporary life.

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Assignment one: Say hello

In this assignment I need to make a postcard, which describes myself in some way. At first I had an idea to make a postcard which looks like a book. It should have been a reminder of the fact that people often are judged by the cover. And this cover should have been quite simple.

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Exercise: Getting the gist

Before choosing this article, I’ve read a lot of others. It’s the advantage and disadvantage of having choice. If i were to draw an illustration for the particular article, I would have less work to do. From the other side, it’s a real pleasure to work on what you’ve chosen yourself. Freedom helps to create,

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Exercise: The history of illustration

In this exercise you will explore how illustration has evolved over the past 50 years. Start by choosing one from this list of illustrators: Edward Bawden      Kathleen Hale      Eric Ravilious      Edward Ardizzone       John Minton       E H Shepard Then using books and the internet,

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Assessment Graphic Design Level 1

So, in this post I’ve gathered all the key steps of my work. During this course mostly I’ve worked on computer. It’s the main reason why I’ve decided to send the works for assessment in digital form. Only few postcards are exceptions. Anyway, I’ve tryed to make clear how they really look like by scanning

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Assignment five: Abigail’s Party

“Oh no! No choice, please!” – that was my first thought directly after I’ve read the task. I always have big problems with choosing. I even think that I don’t spend enough time on idea development because if I have few good options I just cannot choose one of them to finish. In the end

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Exercise: Magazine pages

  Choose a magazine, newspaper or journal and work out the grid or grids they have used.   For this exercise I’ve chosen an article from “Rolling Stone”. Mostly because this artcle had 6 full pages and didn’t have any advertising. . On this pages you can easely see that they all are made with

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