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Introduction first is the polite thing I think: I'm Darien. I've been reading stuff on Typophile for a long time, but this is my first post. I made my first fonts when I was 11 (1994?) and I've sporadically made more every few years since then. Most were abjectly terrible; I can't say I ever even attempted to create something of professional quality. The only one anyone ever cared for was Fixedsys Excelsior, which was not so much a font as an obsessive compulsive disorder (as seen here).
In April of this year I began work on what I'd call my first serious font. I mean, I'd like it to be, anyway. I've spent a ton of time on it so far and haven't even completed the lowercase. I just tweak and tweak and tweak. I'm pretty nervous about adding more until I'm more comfortable with what I have so far. There are plenty of letters I still don't feel are nearly correct (/s/ kills me).
I'm including some images; I'd really love to hear some feedback. ESPECIALLY if you can point out things that will come back and bite me if I don't address them now. The spacing is pretty rudimentary, and I've just kerned as I've gone along; I expect to wipe all the kerning and metrics at a later point and do it more systematically. You'll see in the bottom row of the first image that I added a single-storey /g/ (in the IPA range at present) -- I couldn't decide for a while but I think the double-storey is more suitable. I guess I consider the /b/ a key letter, one that I use to figure out if other things are balanced.
Note that the few capitals that appear in the examples are more or less stand-ins. I don't know if the real ones will actually look like that at all; I just use them to test.
While I'm rather proud of what I've done so far I remain worried that this is might be too ambitious for my skills. I think it's pretty original (uh oh ... please don't link me to a similar-but-better font!) and it would mean a great deal to me if I could make it a 'real' font. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
Edit: I seem to be having some kind of problem uploading images to the forum. I'll upload them elsewhere and add links here shortly.