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Of course I talk to myself… sometimes I need an expert opinion

“Of course I talk to myself… sometimes I need an expert opinion” 

From first glance I suppose it can seem somewhat pompous, like you think you know it all, but I want to look at it from the angle that subconsciously you know within yourself the right answer/decision and to believe in yourself. I guess like a reminder to consult within yourself what will be right for you.

That’s the heavier side of things..

In lighter terms, since I was a wee child I always liked to picture I had a whole bunch of “mini-me’s” running inside my head with little compartments like a library, storage room, court room etc., all having discussions and making decisions. I know, I know, I was a peculiar child…

 

Weather Forecast: BRAINSTORMING AHEAD

HUNTING & GATHERING

I questioned what you often see explicitly when someone talks to themselves. Like pep talks in front of a mirror, conversing with their shadow, sock puppets and ventriloquists etc. leading me towards the vintage oracle and fortune telling posters.

In terms of implicitly talking to yourself I like the notion of having the good and bad on either shoulder, talking into to your ear along with the little compartments in the brain.

For the style of the lettering, I want to go with a vintage feel that also has a bit of modern thrown in. (Like the R+R and EAST)

I also thought a cool application for the text to go on would be on a mirror of somesort. (Long way to go before any of that though!)

LETTERING WARM UP

FINGER NAIL CLIPPINGS

After playing around with a few different layouts and ideas I decided I want to make a mirror in a banner shape with the text over top. 

The mirror to represent the “talking to yourself” and the banner shape to be kind of like a little scout pep talk and mantra reminder hanging on your wall. 


Not sure how it will turn out... :-)

SKETCHES

NAIL FILING

I decided to change my little sock puppet chap to a hand shadow portrait- the idea that all of those voices buzzing around in your head are just whispers and shadows that you create.

I also popped a little angle and devil on either side to represent that whole decision making process and whispering in your ear. 

INKING

ASSEMBLING

COLOUR PALETTE EXPLORATION  

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