Myra Mireya

Lettering and Watercolor Artist

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Carmen's

I decided to do this restaurant that has closed its doors. I am pretending that they have commissioned me to create a new logo that represents all the history and good times at this place. It has been open since the 70s and since a year ago they closed for good.

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You can see the sign on the door in white paint. Yes I miss this place.

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the sign is vintage, personal, simple and playful much like the place.

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I had a fabulous time at the library. I looked through music and sports steams books. I was oohing and  awhing and then it happened...I realized that I am officially a letter nerd as they say...yeas again I realize this.  I am hopeless devoted to letters. Yeah its corny but its the truth and this is what I need to be doing.

I just want to take a moment and thank you for encouraging me to get out there and explore. I had a great time and realize that I need to continue working on hand lettering.

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love the dot and the letters!

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I loved this and it just spoke to me...I feel weird talking this way but you probably get it. I love love the play on the swirls? Its like the wind blowing through my hair...I'm easy breezy....

This is a women's basketball.

Exposing yourself to different areas really is amazing and inspirational...its a whole new world!

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Again love the play on words....the crown and the name I love the script too...so pretty

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Love love the gear on double duty with the G. I really and fascinated with this.

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This is just so playful and so cute....makes me think of my audience. Whalers is the name of the audience.

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reminiscent of disco inferno I guess. I really love love the thick script....I seem to be fascinated with thick any kind of thick letters. I used to draw these bubble letters when I was a kid and never thought of doing for a living....I guess I did but thought hey artist's starve and I can't make a living drawing?

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One more taken form a magazine.

So there you have it! I guess I learned once again that hand lettering is my art...my love that I can't let go of and want to keep working at it! I feel like I have too! I want to redesign the logo...just modernize it a bit but keep the elements of personal, simple and playful.   I have learned that I love thick letters most of all and the vintage type of lettering. I can't stand type that looks too perfect.

Okay now I need to take a step back and think about my designs

Sketching Phase

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I am a beginner and it help to take the pressure off by listening to music and adding color to my designss. I love to just draw and...something I do for fun and this just helps me do this.

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I like 2 but need to wkr on the thickness and curving the letters or rounding them. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

The next phase will be tough becaue I don't like using illustrator to teak it. I want to do it all hand drawn and not focus on having it look too perfect like typography. The more I edit the more I stray away from the uniqueness of my letters.

Update and final tht I am working on. It is not that I am giving uo but rather that my skilla re not where they need to be.  This is the forst time I do this type of lettering style. I am still working on this and had a great itme! I now know that this is what I am meant to do. Mackay you created uxh amazing videos and allowed your passion to shine through!

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Of course I would have to align everything. I much rather paint my words. I tried to upload a previous version and live trace it in illustrator...I really need to get photoshop.

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