Alex Georghiou

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I hope you live a life you're proud of.

UPDATE #6

I think this one's better! I think this one is good! I feel less stressed! YAY!

UPDATE #5

I've been stuck in a rut with this one! These are the new updates to my drawing. I'm still in the sketching phase, because it never seems like enough! Looking at everyone else's work, mine seems so simple and boring! I can't seem to come up with enough detail though. Oh well, keep on keeping on! 

DAY FOUR

Trying to illustrate the words in this quote is a little bit difficult. So I stuck with clean lines and classic shapes. I can't tell if simple is working, or if it's just overly boring. Any ideas? I still like the way my original drawing looks (see the veeeeery bottom of this page) but I sketched out two more tonight to see if I could get a different perspective. The wreath has three different patterns around it, I still have to choose one. And the other is a little more illustrative. Still have more exploring to do! I don't know if you could tell, but I'm a sketcher. I like to draw everything out a few thousand (kidding...maybe) times. 

DAY THREE

I decided to try a few more proofs of the word 'proud' based on some of the comments I received. I like the banners, but haven't settled on the perfect one yet. And while I like the serif idea, I haven't found one that's perfect yet. I don't know if it needs to be a more elegant, fancy font, or if it needs to have a more hand-illustrated feel. I guess we'll find out as I keep experimenting!

DAY TWO

Phew! It's hard to break out of your own comfort zone. I really want to get everything I can out of this class, so I tried to do things completely different from my normal style on my comp sheet. I chose the word 'Proud' from my quote (it is actually a lot harder to illustrate that word than you'd think). Some of the references are really broad (proud as a freedom, leading to looser lines), and some are more literal (proud of ones shape or 'swelling' with pride). I like the way that most of them turned out, but the blacklettering part was scary. I've never done anything like that, and it's... interesting. I need to work on that! Hope everyone else's is going well! 

DAY ONE

After much deliberation and indecisiveness (as you can see below) I decided to use a quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I first heard it in the movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The full quotes is as follows:

"For what it's worth: it's never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There's no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again."

I pulled research from 1920's advertisements and movies. And what I have so far is below... I haven't decided if I like it or not... but we'll see! 

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