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Sanya .

Graphic Design Student

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"The Dog Days Are Over" - Florence + the Machine

,,THE DOG DAYS ARE OVER"

Hey :) I apologize for any spelling mistakes in advance, but my first language is German, because I'm from Vienna :)

So when I was choosing my phrase, I was thinking about song quotes.

I wanted to choose something uplifting, and then "Dog Days Are Over" by Florence + The Machine came to my mind. The meaning of the song is debatable but for me and my friends, it has always been a motivational and happy song, so yay!

Things that relate to my phrase:

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Moodboard:

(also inspired by the music video in the woods -> that's why I included trees :))

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So my idea was to include a dog illustration and maybe some nature elements.

Step 2:

Lettering Warm-Ups:

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Step 3:

Thumbnails:

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Here I sketched out some ideas, though I liked the ones I highlighted pink best!

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Sketches:

Then I created 2 tight sketches with the layouts I liked the most.    

1.                                                                                                                                                                   

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2.

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I tried to put the focus on the words  "Dog" + "Days". Also I hope the dog doesn't take all the attention away from the Lettering. 

  • So any feedback is highly apprechiated! :)) Thanks!
  • I like the 2nd one better, but I'm not so sure about the Lettering in general.. Maybe I'll overthink it again :)

UPDATE Nr.1:

So I stuck with the 2nd one and tried to somehow improve it..

I thought the dog was kind of distracting and I didn't really find space for him so he didn't make it into this sketch :) I tried to to make the words more different from each other and to focus on creating a nice overall containing shape with the swirls.

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I hope it didn't get worse haha :D

(and I know it's kind of unbalanced and wonky, we'll fix that later..I guess :P)

UPDATE Nr.2:

I inked it up and coloured it! I felt as if the colours suited the phrase and meaning quite well :) I like how it turned out !

I changed up the words "The" and "and" to be a little simpler. Also I changes up some swirls and extended the bushes to act as a border :))

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UPDATE:

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I changed some things up, as suggested! :))

  • Thanks for all your lovely comments so far including your feedback! :)

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