Less Is More

Whilst working through the “Making Marilyn” project tutorial, I noticed something very specific. When tracing an original image you are told to simplify the path you draw to make it look neater.

It made me consider that perhaps less is more. When working in design, there is a fine line between dynamic and over the top. I think we need to learn to master the art of knowing the difference and set our standards there. If this project has taught me anything, it’s that beauty can just be simple, it doesn’t need to be complex at all. Just like in music, where if you strip back the music to just an acoustic piece, it will always sound beautiful.

Illustrator Work Through

In following the instructions of the “Making Marilyn” tutorial, I have attempted to recreate the same effects on another image. Although not perfect, I will endeavour to continue in practising until I get it.

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Basic Typography

In todays Illustrator tutorial we learnt the basics in hope to draw our own type. We also learnt how to set up guides, and their designated names, including baseline, midline etc.

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As seen above, you can see that we experimented with not only colour, but also dissecting intersecting lines, to create a new shape, but also experimented with stoke sizes and the pen tool.

Typography is an important part of graphic design and will need to be studied further if I choose to pursue this topic further.