My Final Lyrics & Type Design:
My Padlet: https://padlet.com/joyhe2/3ioc6en7m69eas4l
(inspirational examples with written notes)
I chosed four songs at first,
1. I Hate U, I Love U (Consoul Trainin)
2. Mermaid (SKOTT)
3. Summer Vibe (Walk Off the Earth)
4. Young and beautiful (Lana Del Rey)
These are all songs that focus and have a strong feeling on emotions, after a hard thinking, I chose Mermaid .
The whole song is not too slow or fast, and it gives a feeling like with love and hazy, falls into the ocean with your beloved, it’s affectionate, and resolved.
The sentence I selected at last is:
“Like Ocean dance with storm, I will dance with you.”
The reason I chose this is because not only it contains variaty things that can be really interesting to be combined in words, it also shows a whole, and attracting story just in 10 words. It contains love, nature, emotion and action, the personification of ocean, storm and dancing make me feels like there is madness and romance hidden under quiet and elegance, hidden under the calm waves. So I start drawing some fast drafts:
These are a part of my draft, many others I did on papers. I tried out different kind of fonts and techniques, also try to give different feelings to my work.
Last, I chose this out of these drafts: Untitled_Artwork 7
I like the combine of words and the circle, and how are they seems placed at will. And it isn’t that complicated, the way lines and shapes balanced quite good.
But only is circle isn’t enough, I didn’t even conclude all words, and I want it to look more full of imaginary and have a sense of a story. I decided to put more shapes and lines, and give it a structure so it really can be balanced well.
And this is what I got:
It’s very scrawly, but it already has a general shape and design, the next thing I did was to choose color and more decorations:
I tried out few color, but the top right one makes me feels the best, because it has a feeling of ocean and sky, not too bright nor dark, and makes me feels calm.
Here’s an interesting thing I choose: I don’t want it to be passionate, energetic, seems like words are gonna come out the screen. I want my design is more calm and half-conscious, because that’s what the song’s melody make me feels. But it also needs a bit of romantic darkness, let the whole atmosphere not be cheerful or optimistic, but to be calm, heavy.
And then, I start to specify the details (Sorrrryyyy I didn’t fiinnnnd picture of this version)
So I then gathered many comments from my class mates and teacher, here are some examples:
- The font is a little strange, needs improvements, you can refer to the Internet.
- Some small decorations can be appropriately reduced to make the design more harmonious
- The circle can be added with some design
So I changed my fancy decorations and fonts, after thinking, and I thought the font can be kept just like hand drawing letters.
At this point, I have a similar work as the final already, and now, I wish I can add some hidden meanings in the painting. For example, I added an arrow through the font to express meaning like firm and love.
Then compared with the blue sea water, I used black and chose white as the last two words “with u”. (The shape of seagulls is also a bit like hearts.)
At the same time, I use different fonts to focus on storm, and the gradient of the background from deep to light represents both clouds and waves
So now, my work has fully done.
I hope people who see this design can feel the deep love, calm waves, and a trace of haziness and dream.