"With Grace in your Heart and Flowers in your Hair"

"With Grace in your Heart and Flowers in your Hair" - student project

4.03.13 Update  ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Starting using the width tool in Illustrator.

"With Grace in your Heart and Flowers in your Hair" - image 1 - student project

Still needs work pulling some curves and using the width tool, but brought it into photoshop to try out some color...

"With Grace in your Heart and Flowers in your Hair" - image 2 - student project

3.28.13 Update  ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

I brought my sketch into Illustrator, and started to draw out the letterforms.

"With Grace in your Heart and Flowers in your Hair" - image 3 - student project

After much tweaking, I ended up making a few changes to the layout (now centered) and to the flourishes (more simple arching shapes and circles rather than mostly tight curls), as well as removing the image I had intended to use.

"With Grace in your Heart and Flowers in your Hair" - image 4 - student project

3.21.13  //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

I chose a part of a song lyric to illustrate.

I started off with a few pen and pencil sketches to get an idea for different layouts.

"With Grace in your Heart and Flowers in your Hair" - image 5 - student project

I started doing a few more refined sketches in pencil, and went over them in micron pens to flesh out the letterforms a bit more. 

"With Grace in your Heart and Flowers in your Hair" - image 6 - student project

I tried cutting up those layout to get close to my final layout, and wanted to add a small drawing as well.

"With Grace in your Heart and Flowers in your Hair" - image 7 - student project

I then went back to sketching in pencil, to be able to erase and redraw.

"With Grace in your Heart and Flowers in your Hair" - image 8 - student project

I refined the letters and flourishes until I felt they were smoother and more well balanced.

"With Grace in your Heart and Flowers in your Hair" - image 9 - student project