Maria Bruggeman

Graphic Designer // Portrait Illustrator

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Express yourself don't repress yourself

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Hi everybody! I'm Maria and I'm a graphic designer from the Netherlands. I've always wanted to learn more about hand lettering but I never took the time for it so this is the perfect oppertunity!

The qoute wasn't very hard for me, I'm a big Madonna fan so I do have a lot great songs to choose from!

step 1.) The phrase:

Express yourself don't repress yourself

step 2.) Inspiration and Brainstorming

step 3.) Moodboard

Next step: sketching! I'm really inspired and excited to draw some designs! 

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UPDATE 1

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Today I did the lettering warm-up and it went so well I did them all. Just to try something. The results: 

I think number 4 and 10/5 are the most relevant for the poster I want to make.

Up to the next step!

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UPDATE 11-01-14

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First I sketched some rough lay-outs and ideas about the lettering:

After the idea's started to pop up I made a some bigger sketches.

I found the ornamentation the most difficult so I redraw my first big sketch with some different illustrations.

I want the poster to have a positive, celebrated feel. The second last has a good readability and has the right mood but is a little dull. The latest sketch has a more diverse lettering but lacks somehow some completing illustrations/ornamentations.

Any tips are very welcome! :)

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UPDATE 15-01-14

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I've redrawn my latest sketch and it's getting better! Although I'm not quite satisfied with the ornamentation yet. Guess I better keep on sketching on the ornamentation!

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UPDATE 23-01-14

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I think I've got it! This is the sketch I want to continue with.

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UPDATE 26-01-14

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My refined sketch! I think I'm almost ready for inking. I'm doubting whether I add some illustration in the border or not, and I'm not completely sure if the ornamentation of the latest 'yourself' suits to the rest of the design.

EDIT: I've included some extra ornamentation, it looks a little completer now.

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UPDATE 27-01-14

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My final drawing! I'm ready for part 2!

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UPDATE 01-02-14

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While digitizing I noticed that some parts weren't working well so I've redraw these.

color experiments:

Final (at least for now ha!)

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