Things are Beautiful if you Love them

Things are Beautiful if you Love them - student project

Hi,

I'm a designer and artist based in San Francisco. I'm looking for ways to strengthen my hand lettering, specifically for a current project I am working on: a collaboration with a photographer on a series of posters. The words will be expressing in tandem with the photography what the underlying theme and message is touching upon.

Let's see how this goes :)

>>> Week 1: Initial sketch.

Things are Beautiful if you Love them - image 1 - student project

>>> Week 2: New sketch: adjusting shapes, letter connections & thickness.

Things are Beautiful if you Love them - image 2 - student project

>>> Week 3: Lining up & outer shape adjustment / "Love" redrawn / Cleanup and new letter connections.

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>>> Week 4: Vectorized / Shading test / Initial test in context with Photograph.

Things are Beautiful if you Love them - image 5 - student project
- Shading: Thinking it might be necessary to treat the areas where letterform creates knots/overlaps, perhaps with slight white shadows on black, and slight black ones on red. This seems to improve legibility but maybe an alternate solution works more beautifully?
Things are Beautiful if you Love them - image 6 - student project
- With Photo: Here's an example of what the Lettering & Photography will look like together. This is not the final photo, but overall expresses the relationship between type & image.
Things are Beautiful if you Love them - image 7 - student project
Things are Beautiful if you Love them - image 8 - student project