Collection: U N I T 4

V I S U A L I S I N G B E L I E F S

BRIEF:

Research into different beliefs or religions and visually portray them in a suitable way for a chosen audience.

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After visiting the Welcome Collection and looking into Buddhism I learnt about the 5 precepts, (5 things which are believed by Buddhists). I wanted to educate children about the religion in a way that would grab their attention. The images below inspired my style of working greatly and lead me to create drawings in the style of the old Japanese woodblocks prints.

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A planned out compositions which would feature characters in situations which visually explained the 5 precepts of Buddhism. Some worked well and others not so well. After redrawing each one I had 5 which were strong and I went on to watercolour.

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Trials in black and white were carried out but they were ruled out as they lacked personality.

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FINAL EVALUATION OF THE PROJECT:

The final 5 images feature the characters showing actions which portray the 5 precepts of Buddhism. The colours are soft and work well with the line style. These I then made into posters and a set of small cards which were more interactive and therefore better for my target audience. Although the posters are visually beautiful they lack a little context and could be developed further which I have done.

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This simple pencil drawing was done as a quick visual to mark this famous style but actually went on to help me shape my finalised designs.

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The colour palette used on these illustrations paired with the vertical line pattern make them soft and quite emotive. I went on to look at other references which used other colours and then chose my final design.

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Hard edged and very different to my other references, I liked this for its simplicity and ability to tell a story in very little lines and shapes with only 1 single colour.

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