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 […]
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. […]
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.
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.
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, […]
Day 113 – Be the gift that you most want to receive – Marie Forleo.