Now I have collected a wide range of research into an appropriate visual them for my animation I need to come up with shape designs and non cliché images to reference the words. I’m going back to a simple drawing style to organise my thoughts and exactly what I want my visual language to encompass.  What’s also really important to me, is going back to the brief, they want an original touch, individual ‘magic’. Because of this I think it’s important to be especially clear of cliche imagery such as question marks or a plant for ‘nurture’. Here is what I have come up with:

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At first I considered removing the cliché completely and coming up with my own character who would take its own individual journey through the talk, as this was avoid having lots of irrelevant imagery put together, but after a discussion with my tutor I realised that again it was a little un-necessary and sometimes random creative urges don’t necessarily fit the project! However what I did like about these sketches was the markmaking from fresh ink. From this I considered ways to link my research from the power of ten words from the audio and I came up with:


The first idea I came up with was back to Charles and Ray Eames linking the roads to the brain synapses, which could be relevant as he mentions in his talk about making links with bits of information in his head, so this gives me my first idea.

I have returned back to my quill to create interesting textures and markmaking.

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At the moment I’m not finding a clear distinction between shapes and non-typical visual imagery, but I really like the imagery of both so I think by sketching I’m finding my own visual style and way of markmaking.

In conclusion, I think my major idea development is stemming from The power of 10 and Len Lye’s work, alongside developing my own drawing style. At the moment I think the main focus is becoming a look at morphing or shapes to symbolically represent, alongside non-chliche familiar imagery, making the words as clear as possible, like the Eames’ suggested, avialble and understandable by all ages.


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