This is an exercise in exploring how one can transform a visual through graphically abstracting the forms.
Abstraction is often defined as an operation that extracts elements or constituents common to a number of particular cases and presents them as a new sum or configuration.
Visual Abstraction refers to the ability to transform a visual into its essential features - this could be achieved by transformation of any one or more of the visual elements such as shape, colour and texture. There is also the degree of abstraction from being very abstract to being less abstract (or being closer to realistic representation).
Visual Abstraction leads to the following:
• Higher level of visual order
• Reduction of information content
• Generality in the representation.