I was browsing some diary pages people have posted online, and found a lot of interesting designs, and all for very different reasons;
I was wondering whether or not to make my diary look more vintage rather than contemporary, but I don't really want an old look to it. Especially if I am styling it so that it is me reminiscing.
I don't want to do something like this as it looks too child-like, but I was drawn to the busyness and colour over the entire page.
Again, I like the busyness of the page, and the use of mixed media makes me want to use this medium even more. It just seems to give the pages more depth and stands out.
These 2 above are from Frida Kahlo's diary. I'm not too keen on the style as there it is not very visual or creative. I want to try and steer clear from too much plain text.
I love this type of illustration, this is what inspires me to draw. It's busy, it's messy, but in a good way. This is the sort of style I would like to adopt for the images I choose to illustrate. A main black tone with hints of other colours.
I was instantly drawn to this image. It reminded me of dada poetry and made me think that I could do something like this with some of the imagery within my diary... for something that I don't want people to recognise and so on.
LOVE THIS! Makes me want to get out my acrylic paints. I like the use of various sized text, and it has made me think of alternate ways to display the dada poetry. I like that it is minimal text too, and that it surrounds the centre image. The black text on blue is captivating too for some reason, therefore the text could really be any size because it will be legible.
Linear drawings... always catch my eye. It is funny how much I love busy illustration AND simple linear work. I would like to use both these styles... or see if I can intwine linear and busyness by the use of colour perhaps?
Another style I like is incorporating photography with illustration. I think it's really effective and you can then alter real life images to create a different scenario or meaning.
This is quite nice for use with a vast amount of text. It doesn't make it look long, or boring to read.