When studying any type of discipline that involves letters, whether it’s typography, calligraphy or hand-lettering, you will always encounter two types of letters – contrasting and non-contrasting letters. Whether you’re new to lettering or you’ve been doing it for a while, learning about these terms will be beneficial to you. Have you been wanting to […]
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 […]
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 most difficult things about lettering is the spacing. In general, we pretty much just eyeball everything and go with the natural flow of how we draw our letters and words. But that’s actually not enough. What we think is ok can sometimes affect our artwork in a negative manner and we have to avoid those. This is why we keep educating ourselves about lettering.
I did this quote a while back and I want to show you how it evolved from my first design to this one. I love it because this quote hits home. I grew up with very low self-esteem. I have always doubted that I can do something good and in every single thing I do, […]
It’s a great feeling every single time I’ll get to finish something I’ve drafted, inked, cleaned and refined for hours! This Autumn inspired print was made to coordinate a digital scrapbook product I was working and I thought of making some prints out of it. Unfortunately, because some parts of the site is still being […]
Happy National Scrapbooking Day! I hope you’re all enjoying it! Today’s post is a bit of a continuation of yesterday’s post about my personal and business goals. From the beginning of my designing days, I have looked up to some good names in the industry and swore that someday, I’ll be able to achieve the […]
Day 117 Well, this is a first. You haven’t seen me post anything like this for like since i started my design career. But lately, i’ve been feeling like i’m not giving my all and i need to give myself a slap in the face and wake up! It’s going to be another month tomorrow. […]