“Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. The sitter is merely the accident, the occasion. It is not he who is revealed by the painter; it is rather the painter who, on the coloured canvas, reveals himself.”

  — Oscar Wilde,
The Picture of Dorian Gray



misc. hand lettering

fall 2019-present





Brief

Hand-letter quotes to serve as gifts or sell as prints.

Skills

Hand-lettering
Procreate
Adobe Photoshop

Process

My lettering process is generally the same for each piece I do. I start by writing out the quote in normal handwriting and circling the important words. Then, I sketch a bunch of thumbnails as options for various layouts. Once I have one I like, I resize that thumbnail to be the size of the final piece. I draw over it many times, refining more and more each time, until I’m happy with the final.

Reflections

I’ve been creating pieces like this for quite some time, and it’s fun to see how my style changes and evolves as I learn more about letterforms and composition.