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Motivation

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Published: February 17, 2012
© 2012 - 2019 hazlenutx2
Moved to scraps as has been redone.



I have been trying to work on this for a couple days and I finally managed to finish it this morning with minimal interruption!

I was inspired by a friend of mine and his Facebook post.

Credits go to:

~Metal-CX Grunge Brushes
~spiritsighs-stock Grunge Brushes
=Coby17 Swirl Brushes
iThorn font courtesy of 1001freefonts.com
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pica-aeProfessional Interface Designer
Well, you know that I don't like grunge fonts ;) Especially when they get hard to read, like *jamminwolfie already pointed out. I guess you would be better off by using a "regular" Blackletter font and making it grungy yourself, using brushes or custom vector shapes. That way you have more control about readability and the effect in general.

Maybe it would work better with less drop or inner shadows. Also on the heart, it may be a bit too much.

Adding more conrast would be nice, like more difference between the font sizes and possibly give the background a different color than red ( just grey? or a completely different color? ) But varying font sizes may already give it a nice flair.

I hope this is helpful :) :hug:
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hazlenutx2Hobbyist General Artist
I have worked on it again if you would like to check it out. [link]
I have also, this time, made critiques an option. :heart:
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hazlenutx2Hobbyist General Artist
More than helpful! Thank you so very much! :heart:
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pica-aeProfessional Interface Designer
You're welcome :huggle:
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hazlenutx2Hobbyist General Artist
I hope to be able to work on it today. I might not get the chance, but I hope anyways.. lol.
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pica-aeProfessional Interface Designer
it's okay :) :hug:
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Coby17Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for use my stuff ^^. Well done!
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hazlenutx2Hobbyist General Artist
Thank YOU for making such awesome stock available to us. ^^
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jamminwolfieHobbyist Digital Artist
Really cool art, but what does the second word say? I can barely make out "reason", but I can't read the other. Nevertheless I love the style of your art, would never use that red font though.
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hazlenutx2Hobbyist General Artist
Reason and Motivation. ^^
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jamminwolfieHobbyist Digital Artist
Ha, I see, I guess the i and v is so mingled together and the fact that you can barely see the right end of the v, and the dot on the eye is mixed up with other designs, it's very hard to catch.
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hazlenutx2Hobbyist General Artist
Yea, my choice of font isn't all that great now that you pointed it out. XD
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jamminwolfieHobbyist Digital Artist
lol, sorry about that, but you can take that as a critique for the next time around. I remember using a font I really liked too years ago but people couldn't read it, it was a disappointment as it was an awesome font, but I learned that one of the rules applied for great images is the words are readable.
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hazlenutx2Hobbyist General Artist
Readability is important when a message is meant to be conveyed. But aside from that, it's not as important... so... in my case, I need to adjust it.
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