Improving your handwriting will improve your drawing. Write one or both of the sentences below by hand and for reference:
The five boxing wizards jump quickly.
Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.
Writing (written language) depends on the imagination of the reader. It connects reader to author. The scope is unlimited.
Art (visual language) depends on the imagination of the artist. It can be literal or cryptic. Its scope is not so much limited, as it is more controlled.
Let's look at a pool of words:
I've chosen a general word for this demo. You recall a group of images, stories, and memories associated with it when you read it.
Quickly jot down or collect a few thoughts and ideas about dogs, fish, whatever you want! It may look like a jumbled mess.
Next phase of this exercise we are going to effectively "summarize" or select a few key concepts into a typographic. Every solid illustration begins with a solid plan!
Write your word a couple of different ways: lowercase, uppercase, cursive, thinly, thickly, small, large!
Now, using any of the ways you’ve written it as a shape guide:
Try to fit the word inside of the image.
Fit the image inside the word.
Spell the word with images that describe it.
Draw an image that communicates your ideas and integrate the word into it.
It doesn’t have to be perfect, or complete!
And that my friends, is the basics of designing with type!!! Hope it helps!
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