Saturday, July 21, 2012

Hand Lettering Week - Saturday

And finally.... Saturday!

I think I might continue with the hand lettering, Maybe one style per day this time :)

Other days in Hand Lettering Week:
Friday | Ecija on DeviantArt

Friday, July 20, 2012

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Hand Lettering Week - Thursday

Rainy Thursday deserved a warm color to compensate the lack of sun :)

I tried to make a nice ligature for the TH... ligatures are the best!

Other days in Hand Lettering Week: | Ecija on DeviantArt

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Hand Lettering Week - Wednesday

Half way there! 

Wednesday is very pleasant so far. Blue for a nice day. | Ecija on DeviantArt

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Hand Lettering week - Tuesday

Musical tuesday.

The project has decided that this will be Scripty Week. I have been trying other styles that I want to show you guys but I want to make all the days in Script style first.

The next step is to try some of these letterings with my illustrations.

Check out the other days: | Ecija on DeviantArt

Monday, July 16, 2012

Hand Lettering Week - Monday

Happy Monday!

Easy peasy.

Check out Sunday's entry to learn some insights about my "Hand Lettering Week" | Ecija on DeviantArt

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Hand Lettering Week - Sunday


I went to school for Fine Arts with emphasis in Illustration. Typography was never my forte, I never took a single class about it. I didn't even understood how people would like to make their own fonts, it just seemed boring. However, when I left school and started to hang out with graphic designers, my desire to get better at typography has grown exponentially. I would say they brought me to the dark side. I have been getting better and better at graphic design, typeset and all that thanks to my pirate friends. But it wasn't enough to turn the switch and made me love it.

And then it did hit me: hand lettering. 

Hand lettering is the perfect marriage of my passion (Illustration) and one of my pending subjects (Typography). It's like drawing, but you have to think in different terms. You have to think about your kerning, your leading, your stylistic alternates, your swashes... It's Open Type Live! 

 It's so addicting that I decided to hand letter all the days of the week for one week.
I don't have a lettering pen (yet), so I have been using a Pilot pen and filling in the strokes. It's  time consuming but I am getting better at it. I like how this "sunday" looks. So far my letter repertoire it's kinda limited but I am trying to make more and more variations as I go. Capital letters are far harder to me. You know what they say though, practice makes perfect!

So, see you on Monday! | Ecija on DeviantArt

Saturday, July 14, 2012