Happiness is Here! (update)

Happiness is Here! (update) - student project

I have taken the first hand lettering class. This was along time ago, say a year ago and since then I have been practicing. I thought it would be great to work on this project to check my progress and as way to reinforce the design elements and principles I am working on.

Here goes.

I have been working on this project from time to time. I'm passionate about it...

  • The word happy just doesn't convey the emotion I want here.
  • The ribbon makes the word everywhere hard to read and
  • the is here and there is just there
  • overall feel with the bird just isn't conveying the happiness I feel and want the reader to feel

Design 1

Happiness is Here! (update) - image 1 - student project



This is so fun! Love the word joy and it really represents the joy and how it can be found in the simplest things and simply everywhere.

  • refer to the notes in the following page

Happiness is Here! (update) - image 2 - student project


Happiness is Here! (update) - image 3 - student project

Today I did some sketches but thought I'd post this to get some feedback.

Here's a painted version I did a while ago. I love the word Joy but again the other words just get lost and not sure of the color scheme here.


Next step is to take a day off from this and come back with a fresh pair of eyes. I will try and maybe combine 2 and 3 or who knows. Next I will upload the sketches I did today. 

Here's the design I am going with and would love some feedback please.

Happiness is Here! (update) - image 4 - student project

Wait this is the one.

Happiness is Here! (update) - image 5 - student project

Now I need to work on color and take a break from this for a few days and be sure it's the one.

Happiness is Here! (update) - image 6 - student project

Love the word here and should have went with this!

BUT overall I love this design, so I 'll paint it combining the two.

Happiness is Here! (update) - image 7 - student project


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Mireya .