I think creating mood boards was one of my favorite parts of design school projects. I have used them again in my professional life when putting together books and I suppose my whole studio/house is one big design board since it's covered in art, images and bits of this and that that inspire me every day to keep making new things.
Well it's Wednesday and that means you can get yourself in the running for a copy of a book! Today's book is:
and the inside peek is all about mood boards!
The question is: Do you make mood boards? Got a favorite?
Answer the question in today's comments section by Midnight ET October 12, 2011 and you could score your very own copy of the fun new book One Drawing A Day: A 6-Week Course Exploring Creativity with Illustration and Mixed Media.
Click on these pages from One Drawing A Day to enlarge and read all about mood boards.
More about the book:
Through 46 daily exercises which make up a complete 6-week course, you will keep your artistic skills sharp and your imaginations fertile by doing One Drawing A Day. Each spread in the book features a beautiful drawing by one of 8 professional illustrators, with a description and comments by the illustrator as well as a companion exercise. Each exercise includes suggestions for various mediums or mixed-media solutions, advice on how to approach and execute the drawing, as well as professional tips. The book also includes exercises designed to spark new ideas and increase creativity.
Veronica Lawlor is currently on the faculty of Pratt Institute and Parsons School of Design. She teaches at Dalvero Academy and is president of Studio 1482, an illustration collective based in New York City. Lawlor has exhibited her work at the United Nations, the Puck Gallery, the Society of Illustrators, and the Ellis Island Museum of Immigration. Her illustration work has appeared in numerous publications including New York, Vanity Fair, Food & Wine, and the New York Times. She was interviewed for an article in Communication Arts 2007 Illustration Annual and was featured in “Top Ten Illustrators to Watch” in the 2009 World Association of Newspapers. Veronica’s work may be seen at www.studio1482.com/veronica. She blogs at www.veronicalawlor.com and contributes to www.onedrawingaday.com and www.urbansketchers.com.