Who are we as human beings...

Who are we as human beings... - student project

It has been such a long time since I have been able to complete a Skillshare class from beginning to end, and I am so happy to have found this one.

After finding a few free hours today partnered with a lot of feelings about the current Trump vs. Biden election votes, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to express my emotions thru TYPOGRAPHY.

Who are we as human beings... - image 1 - student project

I must say that I am a little out of practice when it comes to using all of Illustrators tools and abilities, so it was a nice to just 'play' and start poking around at all the different effects.

Who are we as human beings... - image 2 - student project

I followed along with Sophia's instructions most of the way, using my own typical color palette as a base and adjusting a bit to try to meet my mood a bit more.

I chose to use the slightly longer and anonymous quote: "Who are we as human beings if we ignore the suffering of others?"

Who are we as human beings... - image 3 - student project

After laying everything out until I was satisfied, I then took the file to my tablet and doodled some floral overlays. In my head, I saw this as more of a sympathy bouquet, but now not quite sure that's how it comes across. Ah well, I will just have to continue playing!

Thank you for looking and offering any feedback. :)

Amanda Boyd
Illustrator + Designer