Be a Lion! (In Your Own Way)

Be a Lion! (In Your Own Way) - student project

I love the 1978 motion picture, The Wiz. There's so much wisdom in its script and soundtrack. Be a Lion is the title of one of the songs from the film score. It's all about celebrating your own unique contributions and having the self-confidence to keep moving forward. Some people think the movie's cheesy, but I LOVE it. It's gotten me through many rough times. 

Anyway, I created the layout below before taking this class, but I knew something was missing. Here's the pic:

Be a Lion! (In Your Own Way) - image 1 - student project

I knew what I wanted to convey, but I just didn't know how to arrange the words. So here are some sketches I made after taking this class:

Be a Lion! (In Your Own Way) - image 2 - student project

I still wasn't sure how I wanted to lay things out, but I settled on the bottom layouts. Here's my final sketch:

Be a Lion! (In Your Own Way) - image 3 - student project

Initially I wanted to apply this design to a t-shirt, but once I finished it, I thought it'd be more appropriate on a mug and greeting card. Here's the mug:

Be a Lion! (In Your Own Way) - image 4 - student project

That's it! I'm having the cards printed, so I don't have an image to share of them yet. 

Overall, I'm happy with the final layout. Thanks for putting this class together!

Annette Brown

Embrace + Express Creativity

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