Lies Van Winkel

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Milla Krokodilla

Hi!

I'm working on a little present for a little girl named Milla. She is fond of crocodiles and the name of the work will be 'Milla Krokodilla' (Dutch). I'm going to make a book cover in this course.

1: Finding inspiration

  • Direction: book cover
  • animal: crocodile

My moodboard:

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the color palette!

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typography

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Use of geometric figures.

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the swamp (plants)

2: Brainstorm: warm-up exercise

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Need to make some more 'font'-sketches. :-) But I know i want the name Milla curley, gentile and cute and the word Krokodilla straight, big, bold.

Also need to work on some illustrative font!

3: Creating thumbnails

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I couldn't wait with making thumbnails because i was feeling inspired :-). For this try-out i'm allready in love with number 2 on the first row (2 hearts). Which one is your favorite up to now?

Update (17/05/2015):

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Update (19/05/2015):

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Think i should remake the last sketch because the font is lost in the crowded drawing...

Update 08/06/2015: I combined my first (favourite) and second drawing and finalised it:

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I just want to start reading the book! :-) Any feedback before finalising it with color? (I'm going to color it with another course from Mary Kate, namely The Final Steps of Hand-Lettering: Color & Texture (Lettering II).. Excited!

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