This is my first attempt at tackling a modern font. It is a somewhat restrained display font, and modeled after modern serif typefaces like Didot and Didona. I felt that I would learn more from generating a less decorative font and save the creativity for once I grasp the basics.
Before I bring them into fontlab for metrics and kerning, I need to revise the characters. Some look quite ugly, and I have not paid as much attention to counterform as I should have. I also have some other inquires regarding the font:
1). What characters seem off? From what I can see, the B, Q, S, g, q, r, &, and * need work. 2, 3, 5, and 8 are also imbalanced and need better stroke widths. Did I miss anything?
2). I did not do heavy research into other modern serif fonts and I am aware that this is my first typeface. Is this something I should see completely as an exercise?
3). Based on my research, the modern serif font is primarily a headline font. How can I optimize/redo what I have in order make it effective at its purpose?
4). What are the common pitfalls of creating a typeface that I should be aware of?
Any pointers/advice would be extremely helpful. Thanks!