So I did some editing on the last portrait, with some added and subtracted details, in hopes that it would be more “readable” as a human form. I tried to remember: “Simple is best. Usually.” Personally, I believe these are stronger than the first version, especially the black and white version; I kept the green and white sections because I think it adds some flair and fun, and helps the composition in terms of where I want the viewer to focus – I tried the black and white one with a grey background, too. What do you all think?
Whee, fun! :D I’m going to try another piece using type for depth, in black and white, and then in color.
In general, I want to avoid using words to make shapes for these, because it seems A) kind of cliche, and B) random letters and symbols are more fun. I like using the fonts’ and typefaces’ physical forms to speak for themselves.
These are more of a refresher challenge for me, though I do intend to use them for my August show at the library. It’s pretty inspiring, actually, because I want to explore making a story with these again, like my Knight of Type book I made a few years ago. A lot of people really love those lil’ knights. :) Other books have been made with Illo-Type (I just made that word up, go me!), I want to join that group!
Photos of Journey of the Knight of Type single-copy book that I made from front to back:
Working on the typography again! What do you guys think of this portrait? I purposely limited myself to the lowercase alphabet and numbers, making myself think without parentheses, heh.
Aww, isn’t she cute? This is a caricature of a friend with a cute, scarf-clad dino for my Portrait project show in August. Should I color it? Which medium should I use if I do?
I’ve begun my Portrait-A-Day Project for my upcoming show at the South Euclid-Lyndhurst branch of the Cuyahoga County Library! Renderings, caricatures, doodles of herself and others, all throughout the month of August!
From July 5th to July 19th, I intend to draw some kind of face each day. They’ll be of real people, fictional characters, strangers, friends, family, any human I’m inspired to sketch.
Want to be a subject for me? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org between today, July 5th, and July 16th. Plenty of time! If you would like to sit for me in person, which I would prefer, let me know what times and days you’re available! Yay! Or, if you must, you can send me a photo of yourself!