I often share peeks into my sketchbook over on Instagram and they tend to be my most popular posts. In an effort to stay accountable not only here on the blog, but in practicing my lettering styles, I thought I would start a new series - SC Letters. (#scletters is the hashtag I use on Instagram to group all of my lettering photos.) I'm aiming to post weekly but every once in awhile I'm sure I'll miss a week or two! With Easter coming up this Sunday, I thought it fitting to letter something inspired by the holiday.
HE IS NOT HERE; HE HAS RISEN, JUST AS HE SAID. COME AND SEE THE PLACE WHERE HE LAY. MATTHEW 28:6
I don't believe I'll do this every time but I thought it'd be fun to show a little bit of my process! The first photo shows my initial pencil sketch. It's kind of messy and there are lines everywhere! Once I am happy with the sketch, I outline with a black Micron pen (shown in photo 2). I then fill in the entire sketch (shown in photo 3). I decided to go without the extra swashes because I didn't like how they were turning out!
Once I'm finished filling in the sketch, I scan (or in this case take a picture with my iPhone) it in to my computer and turn it into a vector using Adobe Illustrator. From there I play with the layout and color choices which is probably my favorite part of the entire process.
I'm hoping that this little blog project will help me explore some new techniques. I feel like I'm not as creative with my layouts and coloring as I would like to be, so I'm excited to see how I (hopefully) improve! I hope you like this new series and I'll be back next week with another installment!
SC Letters is a (hopefully) weekly series in which I post a bit of hand lettered work. See other entries here!