For this exercise I am asked to revisit my map I made in exercise 1.2 and look at the words I collected and use them for this exercise.

From the map I collected a few words like :

  • Pretty
  • Memories
  • Life
  • Composed
  • Planed

I then was asked to select three out of those words. I used the ones that resonated in my mind at the time I did the exercise;

  • Memories
  • Life
  • Pretty

The drawing above is a quick drawing as I feel I spend a lot of time on these exercises. I used tissue paper as it is delicate and of course the colour pink represents ‘pretty’. I used a pastel crayon to represent softness and  add a delicate feeling. At this point it’s not about the drawing but the feeling of the word. It’s an interesting exercise and I don’t feel 100% convinced I have got it right as my definition of ‘ pretty’ could be different to any one else.

Above is my drawing representing ‘ memories’ I have tried to do it soft and dreamy with vague lines and colours blending into each other. I belive that sometimes memories became dreams, stories that have been embellished by the person; remembering only the best parts and leaving out the not so good parts. This drawing could also represent the word ‘ dreams’ . This exercise is harder than I thought! It really gets me thinking. I think most of the time when drawing or designing something I make the decisions of colour, or media unconsciously but this exercise helps break down how we think, how we collect information and  what influences have helped the final product.


The drawing above to me conveys the word ‘ life’ as it is fun, colourful, wild, it goes in different directions and is unexpected.

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