Yes. This will be the first book I completely hand letter. I just keep going back to Austin Kleon’s awesome books. I want to do it. I’m going to do it.
That of course means I’ll re-paint the poem again. I have just the right aqua. I’ll practice more lettering. I can feel myself about to fall in this analysis paralysis episode and think too much. Not going to go there.
New deadline will be March 2. Oh my goodness I still need to publish the paperbacks.
But first I revisit Jon Contino”s class and then Lauren Hom’s class.
…and this didn’t work out but at least it was good practice with monotones and transparencies.
…I’ll have a little more fun lettering…there are no impossibilities.
I love drawing letters…especially the BIG block kind. Not sure why but I do. BUT sometimes I get bored with the same old practice.
Yes I know I need 10,000 times before I get it right, BUT doing the same old boring letters bugs me sometimes. I mean, I have all these awesome ideas bottled up in my brain. Right now the ideas have a hard time looking good on paper. What to do? YAY I have an idea! Valentine’s Day is coming up. It’s so much fun to make Valentine’s. OOOHHH and the little mailboxes you can decorate and put your Valentine’s in. I saw one at Target the other day. Where’s the fun in that?
I do need practice. I love the color pink and I want to paint. So here’s the fabulous idea. I played around and this is what happened. Looking Good. I am really liking the whole painting letters behind a texture.
After I painted these letters I just had to make cool words for them.
What about lettering for the title of my poem LIVE YOUR Love STORY. Yes I am thinking color scheme and something fun like the Live word for the title. I just started playing around with brushes till I found the one that’s right. I did! I worked on using a crayon to write my words and then going over it with watercolor. Just not sure what I’ll do. I will keep working. Can’t wait to add this to my diary. Note to self. Mix it up. Make it fun.If you’re bored you’re doing it wrong.
Last week the challenge was to create some bouncy lettering. The holidays are here so of course I had to come up with an awesome quote. One lunch afternoon I drew this out.
Just a pencil, some awesome graphic paper, markers, and 2o minutes.
YEAH okay doubt, I’m not sure about this either. I think about all the artists. I love watching them work. Wow how do they do it. Everything from the idea to the sketch is amazing! THEN they go an call their sketch messy… call it a ROUGH sketch. I’m thinking WHAT?
Don’t Compare. They’ve had tons of practice.
I felt like I had a good idea but again my SKILLS were hiding and seeking some other artist.. My etsy shop deadline is in 2 months. Am I really an artists or am I fooling myself? Will I be ready for my etsy shop? Is an etsy shop a smart move right now? That’s when it hit me. YES I’m an artists BUT I have to keep working and what’s that word HABIT. Yes work on my art and learn from my mistakes. Problem is I always feel like I’m making mistakes…always waiting…always hoping….always dreaming and I know it’s coming. I see it and I feel it or do I?.
I DO! So I’m looking SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW …and taking notes. I have to hold on and focus on the good! I CHOOSE to look at all the wonderful progress I’ve made. I mean I know what I did wrong and how to fix it. That’s got to count for something.
OH! The brush lettering should be thicker. I’m on a roller coaster.
Every story is filled with mistakes, fears and an even bigger desire to persevere.