Exercise 20: Client visuals


“From the work you have collected pick at least two finished illustrations. These illustrations should contain a range of content. They can be representational, diagrammatic or metaphorical.”

My two chosen illustrations:

illustration #1 from the movie “Spirited away”
illustration # by Kin Kaos


“Measure the image at the size it was reproduced. Draw a box at least two and half times larger and in proportion to each of the printed illustrations. Using a form of line which feels comfortable and which you can confidently manage, create a visual for each illustration. You are not tracing from the original nor are you claiming this artwork as your own. Be aware of main shapes and directions; draw the elements of the image with sufficient detail for them to be readable.”

My visual work for both illustrations:



“Explore how many lines you need to use to describe the content. Try another version of the same image and see how much content you can remove so that the image is distilled to an extremely edited form but still makes sense.”

Stripped down versions of previous visuals:



In this exercise I learned the potential that a simple sketch can have, and the process that takes place in order to obtain a final and perfected illustration. I really enjoyed trying to follow the artists steps (in reverse) and learning from them:

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