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Initial drawings_

Knowing that Valentine's day was coming up, I began by getting a photo that looked like love - a kind of besotted face. 

Because the look I wanted was graphic, and sharp, I decided to use pen, Posca pen, and blocked out the shadows of the face.  

I wasn't sure exactly how I wanted to incorporate hearts into the eyes, but I knew I wanted to in some way.  I experimented by laying on sheets of paper and trying out heart styles.  


This drawing of an eye came because I didn't like the hearts being an adition, I wanted them to be a part of the anatomy of the eye.


Experimentation on illustrator_

When it came to putting these drawings together, I scanned them in and turned them into vector drawings to play with on illustrator

I quickly realised the design needed to be broken up, less formal. 

I slept on the design, and the next day did some light research.  I was confident I wanted to include a love drug theme, my drawings really fitted with this concept, and I was reminded of a Roxy music song.  I looked into album covers of theirs for inspiration.  One edition of their Virginia Plain album had a Japanese advertising sash that completely matched the colour scheme I wanted, so I made my own version on Illustrator, flipped it and created a dynamic skeleton of art for my design.  

From here the design almost made itself, and with lots of font research I found some that complemented my artwork. 

I've learned a lot from this design, but nothing as important as follow your gut and just keep experimenting, failure means you're close to success, so just keep going. 

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