Every year for the past 4 years now I have been designing a piece to welcome one of the blessed months (Ramadhan) of our Islamic year. This piece is inspired by vintage (which I seem to be obsessed with) and henna flourishes.
I usually post my sketches then the final but I was too excited to get it finished to post the sketch so here is a .gif of both. The flourishes were only drawn on the left side and then I mirrored them in photoshop. I realised that two of my top points are missing a glow (woops!).
See a close up and my previous Ramadhan posters here.
Posted a full Case Study on my website
10 months ago
Love the colors, great work
Ramadhan Mubarak @Faheema!
Love the tail of the 'R' 'A' and 'D'. Beautiful work.
@Alan @Vincent Thank you!! this was a challenge at first because I didn't know how I wanted the letters to look
@Abdallah Ramadhan Mubarak to you too!! :)
I'm not Islamic, but I like it anyways ^_^ I love how the A and D mirror each other, and interact with the "Mubarak".
@Joseph Thank you!! Glad you do :)
The final result is very nice, I like the subtle use of photoshop glows to enhance your piece. I think these effects are often overused and can quickly kill what was at first a beautiful sketch, but it's not the case here, great job !
@Joachim Thank you! that's exactly what I wrote in the case study not to overuse them, I was hoping I didn't. Glad you like :)
Stunning! Love how you've connected the letters with those nice little tails, and the line shadows are a great touch! Beautiful flourishes too, as always :)
@Nayla Thanks for the lovely comment! :)
I love, love those sketch photos on your site - setting up your guidelines, the outlines, fill in progress.. Beautiful. Thanks for the detailed description as well! (Haha I love how much you hate smudging) I'm nervous just looking at the inking stage though..
Thank you!! I always enjoy watching how other designers work, I find that I learn a lot, and I've been making a habit of trying to document my steps for a while now, like how you also do because it's always nice to see how you made the piece and I thought it would be helpful to others. Glad you liked it.
I'm a neat freak when it comes to drawing, my room is another story haha. I got smudges all over when I inked (I got cutex remover to try to remove some of it). The inking part is scary because if you mess up it can be pretty daunting.
It's really useful, everyone's process is always different and I like how you really detail the thought process, tools, methods, tips, etc. I love your description of the final steps too, with the colouring and effects.
That's exactly it for inking, plus what if you mess up at the very end, after all that work? Definitely daunting. Anyway, fantastic work again!
looking great! Really love the r-a, d-a connection and the interaction with the word below, great thinking
@Florin Thank you! The connections were the challenging and fun parts.
WOW WOW WOW!!! :)
by Faheema Patel
Haven't had much time to work on this piece but I really wanted to make one, I have lots of little issues with some of the letters but don't have much time to spend tweaking so this is 'finished' for now. Ramadhan is almost to its end, sad to see it go because I really enjoyed the month. We celebrate Eid here on Sunday or Monday depending on the sighting of the moon.
Eid Mubarak to all my Muslim friends!!
9 months ago
oh, those colors are just beautiful – and I am definitely in love with those A's!
9 months ago
Love how the tails on the letters work (-:
3 months ago
Thank you @Meghan!
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