GD1 CC Part 1 Exercise: Picture Charades

My first blog post: Doing this exercise was fun and it is something I have done before so I was immediately comfortable and familiar with what I was doing. I am a big fan of playing charades and drawing so combining them both as a first exercise was great.

I attempted this task more thoughtfully than normal so I could reflect on the concept of “sending and receiving”. I came to realise very quickly the image I thought represented did not represent the same meaning for my family. My experience with an image was different from my family members and this was fascinating to see and how they differed in their perspective. I also realised that they could not understand some of my drawings and what it was, I think I need to improve my illustrations.

I stuck with some iconic imagery like the cowl and cape and bike with basket flying past a large moon backdrop. I think next time I will try harder to illustrate some more complex TV and film titles then see if I am successful in communicating the title I intend.

I have left out the answers so you can attempt to name which movie/TV/book title I am trying to communicate. The answers are below.

This was a task where I could understand how feedback was important and this gave me the chance to add or edit my pictures till the message was put across successfully. I have started to see how in graphic design I must on first attempt through planning and research have the design that best puts across and represents what my message is.

ANSWERS (anticlockwise): Batman V Superman, Rocky, Fight Club, Prince of Egypt, E.T, Terminator 2, Aladdin.

Welcome to the your OCA Learning Log!

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This blog is now structured with the essential categories required for you to post Assignments and Projects in for your learning log entries. It is intended to just help you get started with your OCA Learning log, and you may wish to customise it to suit your particular course.

Although we have provided the essential categories needed for your learning log, you will still need to set up your ‘Main’ menu through the Appearance section of the Dashboard, under the Menus section. Just select the menu you want to edit (Main) and then under the Categories ‘All’ menu, tick each category that you would like to be viewable through your blog’s menus and click the ‘Add to menu’ button. You can then drag and drop each item into hierarchies of menus and sub menus, as below in the ‘Menu Structure’ pane:



When making new posts, you just need to add a tick next to each category that the post relates to. The categories options can be found in the right-hand column whenever you create or edit a post.


You can select more than one category if appropriate; for example,  your first Assignment can be categorised under Assignments, Assignment 1, and Part 1.  Make sure you tag a post with at least one category, or it may not be visible through your blog’s navigation.

To learn how to keep a blog, the WordPress help pages are invaluable as a learning resource:


We would like to thank OCA Photography tutor Robert Enoch for providing this template for OCA students to use to get started with their Learning (b)logs.