Life is Good Today

Life is Good Today - student project

Here is the vector start. I wish I'd had more time on this, a week just doesn't seem enough. :) Glad to be able to join the course, even so late. Would love your thoughts or suggestions on this. The flourish is just a quick thought I was having, but not how I'll leave it. I wanted to have a little bit of a light feel with the handwriting so it's uplifting.

Life is Good Today - image 1 - student project

Here is how I might use it... I think more ornament is needed in the letters themselves, they feel flat...

Life is Good Today - image 2 - student project

So this is an attempt at lettering a friend's favorite "mantra." Wanted to give it as a birthday gift to him. I feel like it should be more fun. Yes, definitely some fun decoration needed, but I want to get a solid foundation. 

I started late on the project so I'm a bit behind, but would love some observations. I'm a graphic designer, but my typography background is pretty limited. And these are super rough.

Life is Good Today - image 3 - student project

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Sohan Khalsa
Artist, Graphic Designer, Illustrator
Teacher