There are a variety of ways to draw the letters. That’s the best thing about hand-lettering. It’s not one-size fits all and everyone is free to draw the letters the way they want it for as long as readability is intact and the message is clear. But there are times even seasoned lettering artists […]
There are rules in handlettering that you need to learn and understand in order to deliver quality artwork. These rules, though you may find restrictive isn’t to restrict you in any way. These rules, should be treated as guides so you can create letterforms that are not only pretty but legible. Or have you forgotten […]
It is a typical misconception that when lettering, you simply dive in and create your layout on the go. Well, there’s no rule that says you can’t do that so if that’s your thing go for it. But, if you want to achieve the best result, create compelling lettering pieces, then you should avoid that. […]
It’s very typical for a lettering artist to combine multiple letter styles in one composition. It’s because varying styles give additional impact and it adds to the overall appeal of the artwork. But how does one choose which styles to combine? Have you seen layouts with multiple letter styles where you can’t understand the message […]
One of the many questions I get is how to get consistent letter thickness. For a long time, I was really just eyeballing everything. I had no tools to define the thickness altogether. All I knew was that if it didn’t look consistent to me, then I need to make some adjustments – that’s it. […]
It’s been four years now that I’ve been doing lettering for a living and a lot of people have asked how it all happened. Most people who knew me thought I’d stay in the corporate world for a long time because I have the skills and patience to succeed – or so they thought. I […]
When I first launched my personal project in January 2015, I never expected anything from it. I was drawing letters just for fun! I wanted a diversion from this melancholy that I can’t seem to get over with so the Type B personality in me thought of something better to do – for sanity’s sake.
So, Photoshop decided to go nuts today and I had to uninstall and reinstall it which took a few minutes. I was idle and didn’t want to waste my time so I decided to write something. Day 5 – all done!
Some of these flowers were included in my Day 3 Patter Play. I continued playing with them today and added few more and of course, the handlettering. So fun! Have a happy Monday friends!
We went out today so this came in a bit late but I manage to do something that was exactly on my mind last night. I did a bit of fun hand lettering the quote and it came out quite nice, I like it.