Bright Side

Fall 2019

Brief

Hand-letter a quote to give to a friend for Christmas!

Skills

Hand Lettering
Adobe Photoshop

Process

While I unfortunately lost the process sketches of this piece due to technology issues, my lettering process is generally the same for each piece I do.
I start by writing out the quote in normal handwriting and circling the important words. Then, I sketch a bunch of thumbnails as options for various layouts. Once I have one I like, I resize that thumbnail to be the size of the final piece. I draw over it many times, refining more and more each time, until I’m happy with the final.

Reflections

I can get caught up in the comparison trap online pretty easily, so it was nice to do this piece. It reminded me that I actually am good at what I do, despite what my imposter syndrome may say. More importantly, it reminded me that I enjoy it.

Bright Side

Fall 2019

Hand-letter a quote to give to a friend for Christmas!

Hand Lettering
Adobe Photoshop

While I unfortunately lost the process sketches of this piece due to technology issues, my lettering process is generally the same for each piece I do.
I start by writing out the quote in normal handwriting and circling the important words. Then, I sketch a bunch of thumbnails as options for various layouts. Once I have one I like, I resize that thumbnail to be the size of the final piece. I draw over it many times, refining more and more each time, until I’m happy with the final.

Reflections

I can get caught up in the comparison trap online pretty easily, so it was nice to do this piece. It reminded me that I actually am good at what I do, despite what my imposter syndrome may say. More importantly, it reminded me that I enjoy it.

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