Visual Synthesis

Capturing the essence of someone..

Capturing the essence of someone..

In a lot of our Cognitive films, we are required to draw a public figure within the animation, whether it be a celebrity or a company employee. In this blog one of our brilliant illustrators takes us through the steps to creating an uncanny portrait. To properly convey a figure, you firstly need to explore their character and what makes them individual. How are they going to portrayed? As wise? As funny? It’s useful to pinpoint this essence as a direction before you begin the portrait.

Visual Synthesis

Visual Synthesis

When working this way it is best to try and keep a balance between the logic of a piece and the stylistic realisation. We want it to be attractive and engaging but we also want it to make sense to the audience. The key for us is to try and build a map of relationships, a connected diagram to visualise the thought processes of the speaker.