Tuesday, 4 November 2014

What I'm reading this week??

At the moment I've really been looking at the process of my work and how I get from A to B (from my initial idea to the final piece). I kind of felt as though I might be missing some key steps. The first book is the A-Z of visual ideas, theres a really good section at the front on all the steps you should take when working towards your final piece. It includes looking at research, making sure you know your audience and the subject matter, as this is always important. Its also helped me to look at my thumbnails before I create my set designs and made me realise I need to jot down a lot of my ideas before I just start to make things.

The second book is The Fundamentals of Illustration, this is a book I bought during my first year on the illustration course. Ive been re-reading this lately and it is still very relevant and gives great tips on jotting down your ideas and getting the most out of your briefs, to create a solution that is relevant.

I would definitely recommend getting these books as they provide you with very valuable knowledge you might not find else where. They can really help you look at the process in which you work to see where you might be going wrong, and thats never a bad thing. There an excellent read for when you need a cup of tea break.