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School Assignment - The story in Text by jo-shadow School Assignment - The story in Text by jo-shadow
The first graded assignment in my intermediate drawing class.

We were told to create something dealing with text, and story telling. I thought about how text, symbols we write on paper to convey stories, originally came from ancient pictographs that simply represented an object, which over time were stylized and evolved into the characters used today.

I wanted to see how easy it would be to modify the existing latin/roman alphabet to once again get to pictographs, and I chose to do so by first overlaying two neighboring letters, and then eliminating all but the key elements I felt defined the shape.

It turns out that after two iterations of the process many of the resulting shapes already contained very pictographic elements. At the very least they remind me of ancient runes.

Done in Flash... ugh, it hates me whenever I try to export in any image format at dimensions larger than 5000px, so quality is a little meh after exporting as 8bit png and then scaling up in photoshop.

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MyraMidnight Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like this alot :D
I do wonder, have you seen this one: [link] before?
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jo-shadow Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Student Artist
no, I haven't! very cool =)
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