I'm taking a Typeface Design class. The class requires all 26 lowercase letters in 10 weeks. This is week 6 and I have a solid direction. My thesis is concrete in my mind but still not fleshed out on paper as it should be. Basically, its a Spanish influenced book type that works well at 9-14 point. Other influences are Baroque painters and architecture: Diego Velázquez & Churrigueresque architecture, specifically.
These are rough forms and even since saving this file I've made changes. There are two different t's and f's; weight issues and colour are still being worked out, especially obvious in the word dogs on the last line. The text is set at 14, 12 & 9pt.
I've been playing with Illustrator's stroke width tool and trying to get used to using it. Here is an illustration where a single stroke weight is used on the left and I modified some of the widths of the right.