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.
I'm Astrid Badell-Suhr, designer and illustrator, specialist in communication