When you look back at the pages you wrote during the last unit they are probably a mass of scribbles, that is if they are anything like mine. It is difficult to interpret anything from those pages, even when you are the one who wrote them.
If you go straight into creating your image without identifying what the intention of your image is going to be that could be how your image is interpreted by the viewer. It may be that you want to show the confusion, even if this is the case you still need the confusion as your main intention.
It may be that you want your portrait to be informative or encouraging. You could want to use your image to show the strength of emotion or the effects of what you are feeling. Perhaps you simply want people to see the torment that you are suffering.
Which ever you decide you need to be clear in what you are trying to achieve.
With the intention it is important not to include too many elements. It is easy to get carried away and keep adding different parts. To ensure that you you get your message across in a clear way you need to keep it simple. For the intention of your portrait it is often a case that less is more, allowing the viewer to add their own understanding.
In this section we will begin to breakdown the emotions or feelings that you wrote down into smaller ‘chunks’ that will be easier to deal with and which will create a clearer portrait.