In this exercise we were asked to do a research on visual metaphors, then from a list of concepts, we were asked to choose one and create sketches that could represent that idea. In my case, I choose the phrase “broken relationships”.
I started with looking up examples of visual metaphors which I collected in the following Pinterest board: www.pinterest.es/astrid_badell/ocas-projects/exercise-visual-metaphors/
Then I made a spider diagram and finally started sketching on my Ipad.
This first set of sketches were more literal.
Whereas with this one I tried to push myself some more to think about not very obvious representations of my phrase "broken relationships". From this set, my favorite illustration is the broken flower. The flower represents a relationship (something that's growing) but that can suddenly break.
For this exercise, the idea was to read a text, answer some questions and create a portrait based on that.
• If this were to be made into a film what would the main character be like?
It would be a man, around 45 years old, a medium to big body frame. He’d have medium length hair, a bit messy, manly face features, and some wrinkles already. It all took place around the 40’s, II World War.
• What clothes would the character be wearing?
He’d be wearing a shirt, probably white or sand color, with a loose tie and trousers. Clothing wouldn’t be very sharp either fashionable, on the contrary, plain and a bit worn-out.
• What furniture is in the main area in which the action takes place?
There’s only a few pieces of furniture:
My vision of the story:
Sketches, color and texture swatches