Lettering Sketches

-yawn- I’m a bit tired from a long day. I didn’t make too much today. I’m sharing my few sketches for a lettering I’ve been working on the past week. I’m hoping to finish it this week. I’m devoting a large portion of tomorrow to sketches and decisions for the title sequence contest. Updates on that tomorrow.

Night,
Kendall

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Booktube-A-Thon | Challenge Day 4 | Styleframes WIP

-Yawn- Started falling asleep while working on this. Long day of lots of different projects and then I went and got a fun haircut. So didn’t really get to work on my challenge video until tonight. I’m posting just the styleframes since I haven’t had a chance to do anything with audio or music. Challenge is to make a poem using book titles (the spines). I thought I’d handletter the titles so it took a bit longer to put together than wanted. I need to place the images of each novel in still and adjust so that you can read the poem and understand what’s going on. It’s a task I plan on leaving until tomorrow morning since I’m really tired. Night guys!

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Wide Open Lettering

Today’s post is a little late, I got sucked into trying to perfect my pieces. So today I decided that I would do some lettering again and think about words as narratives, but not in the traditional sense. By that I mean going back to last year’s 365 days of Lettering. Making words become more than just words by changing its form.

I took the lyrics from Wide Open by the Chemical Brothers and tried to think about how I personally visualize the words, and why certain parts of the song jump out of me. I used color to highlight the words that I, personally, find appealing and important lyrically. Then visually constructed the verse on the paper. Part of the exercise was listening to the song on repeat and just letting myself channel my feelings into it. After lettering it I took it into photoshop and just let myself think about it visually and turn the lyrics into my art.

I also encourage you to watch the video below because it’s visually stunning and tells a beautiful story through the art of dance.

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