A Beautiful Body Perishes, But a Work of Art Dies NotLeonardo Da Vinci
For the first concept I wanted to focus on the typography of the quotes and use expressive fonts such as cursive and italics in order to show the words in action. This was a simpler idea that I believed could get the message across without including an illustration. I made beautiful and art in cursive while I italicized perish and art.
For the final concept I made the entire quote in cursive and instead focused on color. The words beautiful and art are pink as well as the artist. I chose pink as I feel it has a more delicate but formal feel to it.
The second concept builds on the first by adding more elements and making the words thicker in order to play with color. The word “perish” has a gradient to make it seem like it is disappearing while I emphasized the word “not” by making it bold.
For the final concept art I made the word perish still fall apart but I also played with color. The background is a tan color because I felt white was too plain. In order to focus on the second part of the quote I decided to make it a red color so it could pop.
In the third concept I wanted to add an illustration rather than work on the text itself. I decided to draw someone holding a painting however the person is slowly breaking apart as if perishing while the art remains the same.
For the illustration I kept the original idea but this time decided to have the Mona Lisa as the work of art since Leonardo Da Vinci painted it.
The last concept includes art from Leonardo Da Vinci himself. I wanted to illustrate the Mona Lisa as art and as a person. For the first part of the quote I made her age however the painting of herself stays the same as the quote says that art does not die. I decided on focusing on the for my visual quote project because I feel it illustrates the quotes more than my previous concepts.
This was the concept I decided to choose as my final as I liked the idea the most and represented the quote better. I improved my sketch by having the Mona Lisa as a person and as a painting. In order to show the difference I drew the frame around the painting. I changed the placement of them as well and added more details so that people would recognize who the person is.