Using the internet, magazines, reference books leaflets, brochures and flyers make a collection of examples and reference materials that can help you with an illustration to fit one of the categories below.
Making a cup of tea Getting to my house Playing a tune on an instrument
For the first part of the brief, I pulled together some images from the internet showing the different stages of making a cup of tea.
These are shown below:
I then proceeded to create some rough sketches to see which layout worked the best and how many images I would need to provide correct instructions for the task.
In the images below you will see that I created a timeline of 9 images. After creating these, I felt that the storyboard was too long and needed to be shortened.
I went back to the brief and tried to develop an illustration that showed step by step instructions but as a single image.
Below was my final rough work before I started the final piece:
I wanted to keep it simple without overcomplicating the task and cutting away anything too obvious. I finished with six steps for making a cup of tea.
- Placing the teabag into the cup
- Adding hot water
- Waiting 1min
- Taking teabag out
- Adding milk
Once I had completed the final rough, I started my final piece:
I began by drawing a single mug that would not change throughout the entire image and did a quick copy and paste to make six.
I then added more elements until I was happy that the steps were clear and accurate.
Below is my final piece:
I was happy with the finished result and felt that it was a clear guide to making a cup of tea. I was also happy to mix the two methods in the brief together and create a single image with multiple steps.
I later showed this to family members and both thought the steps were enough information in guiding them to making a cup of tea. I did have one comment that I thought was valid, this was that there was no sign o the liquid being hot. Taking this on board, next time I would add steam to the hot water being poured and then subsequently each individual full cup that follows.