Friday, January 15, 2010

Sketch #5 - Dingbats

Graphite on Hot Pressed Watercolor Paper

Dingbats are decorative characters used as a typesetter's ornament. Above is a small drawing I created for a job that will be used as a divider between the text and title. In the past I have created all the dingbats in illustrator to maintain a crisp clear line. I'm trying a different approach by going back to traditional medium. It may not work when shrunk down but I can easily redraw it in Adobe Illustrator without a problem. The publication size is about 1/2" tall .... very tiny!

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