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we are made of words. by sunfairyx we are made of words. by sunfairyx
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Typographic portrait for my Typo class.
This is project one. =]

I could say a lot about this piece that would make me lose my nerves all over again, so I'm not going to. :P
It took about 10-15 hours to complete, using Adobe Illustrator CS - the image in the background is my ID 5.0.

The main objective with this was to make it my own, not only with my picture but with the message of the words used. As said in my essay, I hope people get the idea of all the emotional input there is to this image. It's very personal.

In total there are about 16 lyrics printed in this:
*Words by Pablo Neruda
*"Elephant Woman", Blonde Redhead
*"I Walk Beside You", Dream Theater
*"The Point Of No Return", from The Phantom of the Opera
*"Frozen", Madonna
*"Nowhere Warm", Kate Havnevik
*"Life In Mono", Mono
*"Molinos De Viento", El Mago de Oz
*"Fly Away From Here", Aerosmith
*Words from The Crow

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08.27.2007 : New image and title update.
10.06.2007 : Huge thanks to :iconpatgroove: for the feature, to :iconenchanted-black-rose: for the suggestion, and to every little comment and favorite received. You're loved!
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Given 2007-10-04
When we listen to spoken words they become a part of our being. we are made of words. by ~sunfairyx shows us that song lyrics can mark our identity. Understanding what we're all about individually really is about reading between the lines. This beautiful piece of work is a dually layered with technique and personalization. ( Suggested by enchanted-black-rose and Featured by lonnietaylor )
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lunarecchia Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
Gosh, what a smashing work! I found it quite by chance in my search for a meaningful illustration for my blog and this was absolutely perfect! You can see it here traduzionilc.wordpress.com/201…, it's a post about words, I've included a short explanation of the work, a few biographical notes on you and link to your site, I hope you'll like it.
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SKShigan Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Impressive is an euphemism!!! :omg:
:clap: :clap: :clap: :iconsuperw00tplz:
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thestjohnlady1 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
How on earth did you do that???
(And just why can't I???)
That's amazing!!!
Uber jealous!!!
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Artsouls143 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Hi sunfairyx :)

mind blowing... man... even iam also done typography portrait... for contest...

your portrait as life...

just check mine....

[link]

my first typography portrait..

hope u like it

nice to meet u
sunfairyx :)
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Vivoula Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
indeed
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:iconatulperx:
atulperx Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Student Photographer
Sir I have featured your artwork in my typography collection and hope you will like it . I have diverted link to your profile for big image view .

80 Amazing Examples of Typography Portraits :thumbsup: :dance:
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:iconbyopser:
ByOpser Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
Perfect...
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:iconfacai1997:
facai1997 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011   Digital Artist
amazing!
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:iconskepsis66:
skepsis66 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
Astonishing! I can't imagine how much hard work you've put into this. It's such a powerful imagine, and very unique!
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charlottefitton Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
wow. what program did you use for this ? its truly spectacular.
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:iconsunfairyx:
sunfairyx Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
Illustrator CS3 back in the day. Thank you for your comment :)
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xBlackWindDragonx Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
Very interesting. I love how you achieved a grayscale by layering text.
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ShoriGurr Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
I like that you actually used strings of words that mean something. So many word-drawers just use five or six random words. In my opinion, the only reason to MAKE something with words is if the words add to the piece itself, becoming part of it rather than simply being a means to the end.

I'm also impressed about it being type set. I do traditional, where I have complete and utter control of my pen, but man oh man, computers can be so temperamental. Great job! I love the layering effect!
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Orangeyyy Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
love it!
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:iconmuseme87:
MuseMe87 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009
This is so amazing and such an original concept! I haven't seen anything like this before. Well done! :+fav:
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sarah-abdul-aziz Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
wooo ,great work
I'll try to make like it
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genyapril018 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
AWESOME image*-*
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fombatious Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
this inspired me to do one of my own but ill fail XD
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sunfairyx Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
I'd say, don't set yourself up for failure - go ahead. ;)
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:iconaurorebreaking:
AuroreBreaking Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Student General Artist
This is not only fabulous, but inspirational. (^_^)
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Pixelated1 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There aren't words to describe how amazingly stunning this is.
Wait...I just found two. Never mind.

No but seriously, I can't imagine how you made something so breathtakingly detailed in merely 15 hours.
A-freaking-mazing. I love it.
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thedarcklinenes Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
this is amazing
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pyroDS Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
hola que tal como le va no ma que laborioso esta esto o si
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:iconyzarc:
yzarc Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
super-impressive
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BrushMeColourful Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
This is amazing. I love it. Gorgeous!
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:iconbelle332:
Belle332 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
This is stunning! I love this idea! Simply amazing...
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:iconkuki333:
Kuki333 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Student General Artist
Stunning. A bit creepy but beautiful yet.
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:iconfreyajuvelle:
freyajuvelle Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
Wonderous. This is breath-taking.
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PatrickRuegheimer Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009   Photographer
textart <333

this is so sick. :omg:

:+favlove:
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:icony3an:
y3an Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
spectacular. I'm totaly speechless.
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kjtgp1 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
This amazing!!!! I love the idea and concept!!! I also think it was great that you used words and music that were personal to you!!! :)
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Silver911 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic
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:iconpericles:
Pericles Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
Lovely! :+fav: :)
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lostsoldier21 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008
Bravo...truely superb
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:iconautumn-sonata:
autumn-sonata Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008   Interface Designer
This is simply amazing and by far one of my favourite typographic pieces.
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:iconfarty161:
farty161 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
it's worth your precious time! very unique!
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SUPERGiRL2U2D Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008   Filmographer
Great jobbbb !!!
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37minutestomonday Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
Wow, this is just stunning! It's really striking and just so well done, I love it
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samnoonan Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is awesome
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GaspundKiss Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008   Photographer
So beautiful and so original, adore it.
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Darkgale Featured By Owner May 28, 2008   Digital Artist
DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUDE!!!! You Rock My Socks!!!
I had an assignment likes that and its never gonnbe this good....

*flabergasted* *shocked* *moved* *dwarfed* *inAWE!*
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inufan225 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
Oh, you have a beautiful way with words. :+favlove:
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BLUEgarden Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008
horribly awesome :worship:
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daniel-mac Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
it's trully breathtaking :heart:
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ComingForth Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008
Fav
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stargazer803 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008
This is absolutely beautiful. It's one of those pieces that just makes you think. I love this! It's so impressive. :)
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InsaneKidd Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008
i salute you :)
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:iconzen-art-gallery:
Zen-Art-Gallery Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008  Student Photographer
WOW how did you do it?! I have to do a typography thing for my illustrator class and ay trying to see what kind of affects I can achieve and how :)
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cAtyviri Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
just wow!
that's impressive!
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:iconbico-kun:
bico-kun Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the perfect portrait for my fourth example of a great typographic portrait. Soon my references will be enough for me to rule the typo class! For we are a class full of tipos! Oops.
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