– Sep 1st, 2013 –
I decided to make a reminder to how important it is to “Stay Humble”, especially in the creative world. I am planning a 2014 calendar and I am excited to include this piece into it.
SKETCHING: I started my sketches while my son was napping so after my first rough sketch, I inked it really fast. I didn't notice the very bad spacing on the U and especially the M. I was also not very happy with the overlapping of the Y and B, but that's something I'm going to have to work on the next sketch.
INKING: After I fixed the very obvious spacing issues I decided to start vectorizing. I know there are still some problems especially on the “m” but I just wanted to keep moving. I tilted the drawing to use the vertical rulers, I have to work on the interior shapes and maybe add color? For some reason is easier for me to digitize the shapes in a color over the black scanned drawing.
VECTORIZING: I added guides to help me align the letters better. and I played with the pen tool in illustrator to smooth as much as I could.
FINAL PIECE: I added some details to make the piece stand more. Overall I'm pretty happy, but I know I'll probably see a ton of issues in a couple of months.
Chalk-lettering is one of my favorites way to letter, I love the simplicity of the materials and the fact that you are creating shapes with dust. The fact that each piece has this “little imperfections” makes them so charming. I love mixing styles that give a little vintage feel but are still clean and modern.