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Every creative act begins with a question—whether consciously or unconsciously formed—and illustrators may enhance their approaches to visual problems by framing a line of critical inquiry that invigorates conceptualization. While inventories and lists of questions are suitable ways to begin, there exist many different modes of questioning—verbal and non-verbal, manual and cognitive, linear and discursive, intuitive and rational, integrative and deconstructive. This chapter explores diverse methods for inquiry in problem definition and resolution, describing a variety of models and incorporating observations by professional artist-educators to expose different strategies for illustrators.
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Socratic Dialogue, Socrates, Critical Thinking, Questioning, Question, Creative Process, Illustration
Art Education | Illustration
Brinkerhoff, Robert, "Framing Questions and Modes of Inquiry in Illustration Process and Critique" (2019). Faculty & Librarian Work. 6.
Published in A Companion to Illustration, Alan Male (Editor), Dana Arnold (Series Editor), Part III Context, Chapter 16: Framing Questions and Modes of Inquiry in Illustration Process and Critique