I am in process of developing a Devanagari (+Latin) typeface. The use-case is to make a tall Headline-like Devanagari font face which does not limit itself to straight lines and embraces curves when needed.
The family will have five weights (300-700).
Here's an attachment showing the lettering and the design in 3 weights.
The relative proportions of the letters are quite removed from traditional norms. That can be okay, but it helps to have a system so that the width differences don't end up randomly distributed. The light weight vowel letters you show have the ‘tall headline-like' proportions you say you want, but the other weights don't follow through consistently.
It would be helpful to see full sets of letters in the lightest and heaviest weights, presuming these are your master designs.
"The mix of flat-sided bowls and rounded bowls is very inconsistent"
Can you plz elaborate more on this?
Do you mean something like the lower bowl in अ which is more rounded than the lower bowl in ढ?
I see what you mean by the ‘tall headline-like' consistency missing from bolder weights. I will fix that.
Here's full sets of letters in all 5 weights: