Identify a range of different kinds of texts as potential starting points for your assignment and use the questions above to unpick them. Try to find texts that challenge you in some way: pick an article about a subject you’re unfamiliar with, pick a journal you’ve never read.
Your text could equally well be a dialogue or a set of information you want to work with.
Read and summarise the main points and be mindful of where your creative response connects with the text. Are you aiming to visualise the conclusion, support the introductory premise or prioritise one aspect of the text over another?
Produce a series of thumbnail drawings that articulate your visual thinking on how you’ll deal with the texts you’ve chosen.
Reflect on how the questions helped you identify a potential starting point. Did you develop your own line of questions? What decisions did you make about where your creative choices connect with the text? Use your learning log and/or sketchbook to document your visual process and thinking.
Taking as my starting point Rebecca Solnit’s ‘A Field Guide to Getting Lost’ which I read during my holiday in St Ives, June 2019: I look at a range of psychogeographic texts on different places and in different styles and the different ways in which they can inspire different types of illustrated narrative.