dance quotes for days

Alright!  

I started the process.  Being a dancer, dance quotes are always exciting to me.  So I chose:

Hard Times Require Furious Dancing

It was a little hard to get started, but once I got through my fear, things started rolling along.

Here's my list of associated words:

I crazy about pinterest so I was super excited to start a board to actually work on something productive. :) Here's some samplings from my mood board: 

     

   

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Okay.  So I'm onto the warm up.  This was challenging for me.  I haven't spent much time trying to actualize specific styels, and I didn't know what some of them were. I chose the word "dancing" from my phrase and here it is in 3 styles I worked on.  I enjoy them but none of them speak to my quote.  I like having the assignment and I think I will be doing a lot more practicing like this outside of the project.

Whew.  Second round of Warm Up 1.  Still challenging.  Realized i should be practicing with the words that I know I want to look more vintage, since that's a specific style.  So I used "HARD" for one of them.

Watched the rest of the warm up and tips videos.  I wish I had watched those first.  They had a lot of basic information that would have been helpful to me.  Anyway, I just finished the thumbnail step.  That was hard.  I tried to have fun with it, but I was getting stressed as I worked that I would not come up with good ideas.  In general I like them, and I think I will be going with the last one. Maybe the third one.  We'll see.

okay.  worked on a sketch today.  it turned into something that was sort of a mix of all the thumbnails.

the "HARD TIMES" is not quite right.  i'm thinking of thicker letters and actually going for vintage/serif font.  i kept it simple and it's just not hitting right.  but i do like the layout and the fonts for the rest of the words.

so.  i reworked the lettering for "hard times" and for "furious dancing".  and i like what i came up with.  the layout is still not quite right.  the decor around "hard times" is too flowery.  wanting something harder but still kind of vintagy and fun.  not sure...  here's the rendition so far.

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