After, planning for the Helvetica poster. We decided to try something new. We learned how to make typographic portraits. We had to first take a picture of ourselves in a little sideway angle. Then we had to place it on Adobe Illustrator and type out all characters from the keyboard to use and place over the picture to make our typographic portrait. It was a simple process, with a lot of trial and errors. Practice made the typographic portrait better each time.
1st Typographic Portrait- Helvetica Font
We started the first portrait using Helvetica Font to relate to the topic we were doing earlier. The first portrait was more about learning how making a typographic portrait worked. It seemed easy, fun and interesting to me. I really enjoyed making it and even liked my first outcome. I know it doesn't look like me at all, but I knew we were going do more that would give me practice to get better. I don't like the way I made my nose or the hair, but after also looking at what my classmates came up with. I realised that instead of stuffing a lot of alphabets in there I could just use a few to make it look for artistic and readable.
First Typographic Portrait (Helvetica Font)
2nd Typographic Portrait- Serif Font
The second portrait I made was using the Serif font. It turned out to look slightly more like me, but still not very close. I think the Serif font was easier to use for a typographic portrait since it is less bold and easier to fit in. By the second portrait I had understood that it looked better if I used one character for a certain section than crowding it with multiple alphabets, it looked neater. So I tried implementing that thought, but I think that the left side of the portrait is not as proportional since I added a few alphabets that are smaller in size compared to the other side. This makes it look uneven. Many other such aspects I observed were to be improved on later.
Second Typographic Portrait- (Serif Font)
3rd Typographic Portrait- (Trajan Pro Font)
This is the third portrait I made, we were allowed to choose our own font for the third portrait- and I chose Trajan Pro. I like this font, it looks a little like Serif but gives it a little historic feel to it, in my opinion. I think I made this portrait a lot more even than the one before. I quite like this one but there's still a lot more to improve. Like give it a more abstract look.
Third Typographic Portrait- (Trajan Pro Font)
4th Typographic Portrait- (Gloss & Bloom Font)
This is the final typographic portrait I made, using the font Gloss and Bloom. It was another font of choice, I really like the font since it gives the portrait and artistic and free feel. I think the paintbrush effect of the font really makes the portrait stand out. I really like this portrait, I think it is the portrait that looks the most like me so far. One thing I think I lacked in all of my portraits so far was the abstract feel of a typographic portrait. So, the next portrait I make should be mainly focussed on that aspect.
Fourth Typographic Portrait- (Gloss & Bloom Font)