EXERCISE 2.4: MAKING A MOOD BOARD

Unfortunately the area I am living in, is currently under lockdown due to the pandemic. I don’t have any colour ink left for my printer & am unable to get to a shop which sells printer ink. Therefore I decided to create digital mood boards using Procreate, instead of using a large sheet of paper.

Before creating a mood board, I made spider diagrams for the following 2 words: ‘wild’ & ‘travel’.

SPIDER DIAGRAMS:

MOOD BOARDS:

I had a look on Pinterest to see how other creatives made their mood boards:

https://pin.it/2WBBs88

I chose the word, ‘travel’ to create a mood board for. I decided to focus on different aspects of the word, ‘travel’ & ended up creating several different mood boards for: travel in general & air travel; travel to South Africa; travel to China & travel to Egypt.

For the different countries I added a selection of different things, for example: photographs from my own past travels; vintage photographs; traditional clothes; fabric; artifacts; animals; vintage travel posters; traditional proverbs; traditional art & vintage postage stamps. I added colour palettes for each ‘country’ mood board according to the different colour schemes from the selection of images. I tried to arrange the images to create a playful scrapbook effect. It was an interesting way to research these topics & a fun way to create a visual representation.

MOOD BOARD – TRAVEL IN GENERAL & AIR TRAVEL:

MOOD BOARD – TRAVEL TO CHINA:

MOOD BOARD – TRAVEL TO SOUTH AFRICA:

MOOD BOARD – TRAVEL TO EGYPT:

REFLECTION:

I thoroughly enjoyed this exercise. It was a fun process adding different things together in order to create mood boards. I think these mood boards could inspire me to create interesting illustrations when working on similar themed projects. I think this experience will be helpful for future assignments when creating new mood boards for other topics.

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