[Natural] Language - Moodbord study

[Natural] Language - Moodbord study - student project


Hi everybody!

So here you can find the follow part of section 5 of the class, that I could not add in the footage unfortunately! (I will make sure to be able to do it for the upcoming classes, don't worry ;) )


My initial idea: I wanted to create a photography project for my university. Our task was investigating the human body. I've always been very fascinated by extreme light skintones and the symmetry of the body.

What I did, was create a folder with the images I was loving at that moment and that I found while reseraching on my topic.

Then, I opened Illustrator (but as I said, you are free to use whatever software you prefer!

[Natural] Language - Moodbord study - image 1 - student project

Once I opened my file ( I usually use an A3 landscape, that makes it easier in case I want to print my moodboard) I started dropping in ALL my files, without making a big distinction on where i was locating them. All I needed was baing able to see their position.

My moodboard then looked like this:

[Natural] Language - Moodbord study - image 2 - student project

As you can see, there is a complete mixture of styles. i have black and white, pastel, bright defined colours, textures, plants and people.

This took me to take some considerations:

- the colours I found more attractive where pastels;

- the bodies I wanted to investigate were female bodies;

- I really liked the texture and symmetry of plants, expecially associated with woman's bodies;


After this reflection i create the second and final moodboard, wich looked like this:

[Natural] Language - Moodbord study - image 3 - student project

As you see I gathered closer all the similar photos, to have a more even view of the style I wanted to adopt for the pictures I was going to take.


[Natural] Language - Moodbord study - image 4 - student project

Refining your first moodboard is extremly important: It allows you to get ri of the superficial and confusiong visuals and to end up only with what really represents you and what you need for your project.


You can see the project I created with this moodboard here: https://www.behance.net/gallery/38690369/Natural-Language

Luisa Barbero

Designer. Bookworm. Professional wierdo.