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Don't Try. Do! by pica-ae Don't Try. Do! by pica-ae
Oh hey, look who is late to the party? It's me! 8-)

I thought I could take a pic, desaturate it, add a semi-transparent colored circle and add some type, too! :la:

Of course, cos I'm a nut, I had to add Bokeh and some crazy level adjustments with "effected" masks. And noise. :crazy:

Also: this shall be my new mantra. I tend to be stuck in the "trying to do things" circle. :eager:

It started out red. But that reminded me too much of Japan. I decided to take green, as it is a more positive color. In this context it can also be a metaphor for a traffic light that tells you to "Go!".

Hope you like it :heart: :peace:

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STOCK Bokeh by ~Stockandstare
Wisdom Script by James T. Edmondson via Lost Type Co-op
The "DO!" is hand-made out of shapes in Illustrator.
New York picture is my own, taken from the Empire State building facing South, September 16th 2010.
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Wesdaaman Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Student General Artist
Indeed, we should do or do not......there is no try.
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
:XD: 
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fractalbeauty25 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
so very true. I really like the thought you put into the green circle too! This saying is definitely one I'll try to follow through on this year :D
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :) :hug: I wish I would have followed that more myself since I made it :lol:
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aerdna-eab Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
this is very nice!! and the saying is something i will definitely try--uh, DO. hahaha!! 
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
:P and thank you :hug:
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aerdna-eab Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
you're welcome! ^_^
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
:hug: 
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garethfowler Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You use Wisdom Script from Lost Type. I like you.
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Haha Thank you :XD:
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DemonMathiel Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012   Photographer
Featured: [link]
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks :huggle:
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Zayoon Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
:la:
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Really beautiful work. The green color looks very refreshing on top of the dark photograph. Nice typography as well, though i think I would have chosen a lighter weight for 'go!'; right now it seems a bit too dominant.
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :huggle:

Well, the "Do!" is not a font, it's shaped I created from scratch… I tried different widths for the stroke and this looked the best to me :)
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Cygam-7 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012   Traditional Artist
Good Advice :)
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
:huggle:
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PatrickRuegheimer Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012   Photographer
noise :heart:

Amazing typography poster, looks just amazing, love the b/w with the green. :')

also thanks for the typo site downloaded almost every font there. :0
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
:XD: (makes finding stock easy, if you want to add noise anyway lol)

Thank you :huggle:

oh yes, that site is cool! so many pretty fonts :love:
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PatrickRuegheimer Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012   Photographer
indeed. ;D

:heart:
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
:hug:
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DomiSM Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm the same, I always say 'I'll try to...' or 'I'll try my best to...'
One of my (until now) silent resolutions is to DO more, not just try :)
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
yeah :nod: trying is not doing :la:

:huggle:
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aXDdel Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
simply perfect!
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :aww:
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dhik-a Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student General Artist
This is EPIC! Wonderful job, well done!
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :aww: :huggle:
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