Hand Written Words!

Recently I joined a hand-lettering class on Skillshare – The First Steps of Hand-Lettering: Concept to Sketch (Lettering I) by Mary Kate McDevitt. It’s an interesting class. If you are interested in learning hand-lettering you should definitely join her class. You can join here.

I haven’t properly started my assignment but I am practicing first! Below are few hand-drawn lettering and type practice i did last few days.

Memories #love #type #design #handlettering #typography #hand #written #words #memories #artoftype

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Five #type #number #five #lettering #handlettering #design

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Go out and paint the stars – Van Gogh #DIY #Dairy #cover #paint #the #stars #VANGOGH #doityourself #handlettering #type #quote

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My Illustration Bubble

A few of my recent illustrations and sketches. Doing illustrations is a calming effect for me.
My recent scribble has been about topics like calm, water, porcupine, being creative, food and flowers.

Winter blues slowly going away!! #blue #tree #winter #illustration #love #forest #color #love #strokes #designing #Pattern #art #artist

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#Friday #illustration #designing #color #sketch #vegetable #pumpkin #happy #Halloween

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THE BEAUTY OF SILHOUETTES

Photography is a beautiful medium to express emotions, moods, stories & ones imagination. While there are various ways one can express these through various photographic styles, SILHOUETTE photography is a brilliant way to express.

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THE STORY TELLING: The best way to communicate or express is by capturing a story in a photograph. The beauty of SILHOUETTE photography is that one can experiment with moods, minimal colors, sharp forms & figures. It’s important to focus on the entire photographic composition rather than a single element or figure. All the elements together can convey an even stronger story.

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LET THERE BE LIGHT: SILHOUETTE Photography is all about lighting. One needs to understand the source of light and tactfully use it. Using the light well as your background helps you to get your subject in focus and enhances your story telling.

NO CHAOS: To click an impactful SILHOUETTE photograph it is important to click sharp & crisp shots without any distortion. It is best to position oneself to avoid disturbing elements or backgrounds or foregrounds or any overlapping subjects & objects.

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EXPOSE WELL: Adjust your aperture, shutter speed & ISO well, the right amount that will help you create your SILHOUETTE foreground. All the drama lies in the way one can manage the over & under exposure to create a more striking composition.

As a photographer, you need to pay attention to these details and aesthetically trap the simplicity yet cohesive composition of SILHOUETTE photography.

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Color Curiosity

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Color is a powerful visual stimuli and an essential communication or design element. It is a reflection of Light as perceived by human eyes and accepted by the human brain receptors.

COLOR ENHANCES SPACIAL RELATIONSHIPS AND DESIGN COMPOSITION.
LET THERE BE LIGHT! (this is something my dad always said to me while turning on the lights whenever I would study in low light – guess it has a connection with me becoming a designer, anyways!!) Light or Sunlight encompasses all the colors of the spectrum. These colors are perceived by human eyes, through light and color sensitive receptors called RODS ( receptive to amount of light) and CONES (sensitive to colors).

A Color is defined by four essential qualities:

Hue – distinction by their wavelengths
Saturation – dullness or brightness
Temperature – warmth or coolness
Value – lightness or darkness

Hue is a term used for color identity, the perceptibility of color as red, blue, green etc When light is reflected by an object, the object absorbs some wavelength and reflects others, these reflected wavelengths are what cause humans to understand an object’s hue. e.g. Red objects look red since they absorb all the colors except red. They reflect red light back. All color perception is relative i.e. color identity or hue is known only when there is another color adjacent with which it can be compared.

A color wheel or a color model, created around the fifteenth century by artists and scientists, is a circular organization of color hues that helps artists, designers, scientists see the relationship between colors.

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Some hues humans are able to perceive are absolutes of a sort, what are called primary colors.
These colors are RED | BLUE | YELLOW
These colors are different from each other in terms of their frequency as can be perceived by the human eye. A slight change in frequency in any one primary colors will cause the eye to perceive secondary colors e.g orange, green, violet(in-between colors of 2 primary colors). Further intermixing produces tertiary colors, red-orange, orange-yellow, yellow-green, blue-green, violet-red.

There is a lot more to color relationships, which I will cover in my future color posts.

Saturation – is the intensity or the vibrancy of a color. Saturation defines the dullness or brightness of color. Colors that are dull are said to be desaturated. White is the ultimate saturation.

Temperature – a color’s perceived warmth or coolness is what defines color temperature. Color temperature is subject, like all color relationships, to relativity. Mainly color temperature can be easily understood by comparing colors from red via yellow to blue on the color wheel. Colors closer to red and yellow on the wheel are ‘warm’ colors, colors like that of sunsets, candles or fire whereas colors closer to blue are ‘cool’ colors like color of sky, water or grass.
Color temperature, Kelvin(the unit of temperature) above 5000K defines cool colors while colors below 2700K are warm colors.The temperature of any color will be thrown in one direction or another if compared to any other color.

Value – a color’s value is know by it’s relative degree of lightness or darkness. One can define colors as dark or light only when they are compared to one another. Yellow, for example, is a light-valued color as compared to violet or blue. However when compared to white it appears darker then white. this is why darkest color elements in a composition are read or noticed first because they have the most value contrast compared to lighter colors used.

Color is varied, one perceives color differently under natural or artificial light. Light makes all the difference in defining the qualities of color – hue, saturation, temperature and value.

More on color in the next color post.

Ref: Design Elements by Timothy Samara
Design by Nature by Maggie Macnab
Color – messages and meaning by Leatrice Eiseman

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Coffee breaks of productivity!

Coffee breaks are an important ritual in my day to day activities. Coffee breaks serve as a great getaway or change of atmosphere {when you visit cozy cafes or coffee shops}or a change of mind {if you are at home}. Some great ideas come to me when I am taking coffee breaks while other coffee breaks are great sketching days. In this post I am sharing a few illustrations I did during such breaks.

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Other typographic scribbles.

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