I have put together a couple of mood boards in an attempt to help me gain an understanding of the two branches of the Children’s Art Village (India and Ghana) and to assist in developing a visual language to represent them.

It is evident from this board of African art, both traditional and contemporary that there is a strong visual language used in this culture. The colour palette of browns, reds and oranges is very dominant, with a few other colours used as accents. There is also a strong use of the abstracted human figure in silhouette form.

This mood board of Indian art is also informing about the visual culture of that country. They use a lot of bold colours through their artwork and also have a strong emphasis on pattern design. I also find the use of hand developed typography in the traditional meditation artwork interesting.

I hope to make use of the visual language of each culture as well as the colour palettes shown to inform my illustrations for this project.