I use moodboards as part of my design process for projects that I work on.
It helps to identify the look and feel that my clients are looking for in the finished product.
Moodboards are also an important tool allowing me to convey my ideas to my clients. These moodboards can consist of related images, fonts, colourways layout ideas and graphic styles.
For my own artwork I rarely use moodboards. They tend to exist in my head usually Im thinking on my feet and theres no time for the moodboard stage because creating a moodboard is almost a project in itself and takes up a good deal of time to put together.
So when I find a tool that makes the process quick and easy then I will consider using it even for some of my own projects.
Olioboard is such a tool a great little online moodboard generator Ive been playing with it all afternoon and I thought Id share it with you but I warn you its a little addictive. Still its a great way to generate ideas into moodboards that could easily become concepts.
It provides products from some good design retailers such as anthropolgie for you to create the boards from.
The first one I did was okay but not quite right a quick consult of some magazine layouts and the use of a loose grid and the next two were a lot better.
This fun drawing challenge was brought to you by the lovely Ariane if you would like to discover more moodboards pop over to her blog and follow the links.