I didn't have any lettering on hand that I thought would translate well into this, so I threw some letters together as something goofy to send my SO later. It's not the smoothest or my best work, but since I was doing this during lulls at work to learn the technique, I was content and ready to practice the shading!
Since I never stick with the colors I start with (I should just start working on things in grayscale initially!), I started with lighter colors on a lighter background. I originally had this as my completed project.
Thought it was pretty rad and I was happy with my work! However, as I started to look more at other finished projects, I noticed I really like the way others' have used bright colors on a dark background. So I shifted my background, threw a light texture on it, and made my letter colors more bold.
I'm honestly not sure which I like more! I suppose I lean a bit towards the darker background, but overall I'm pleased with both. Looking forward to applying this effect in projects in the future!
Thanks for another great class Jamie! I appreciate that not only do I learn new techniques in the classes you offer, but I also learn new ways of doing things! I've been doing some things the difficult way, but I'm learning new things with every clip! (: