Everything Ever After

Everything Ever After - student project

I didn't use my name for the project, but I followed along with the sketching and inking, and refined the shape of the letters in Illustrator. I really loved the tip on drawing the general lettering shape and then trying out different flourishes using tracing paper on top. That helped speed up my process so much!

This is a quote from Carrie Fisher, her alternative to "happily ever after." Loved this class, thanks for sharing!

Not sure why some of these are showing up sideways, but here's the breakdown. My first sketch with a lot of flourishes (a few too many!): 

Everything Ever After - image 1 - student project

Then I taped some tracing paper on top and redrew it: 

Everything Ever After - image 2 - student project

Simplified it a little bit more: 

Everything Ever After - image 3 - student project

Then finally settled on this version: 

Everything Ever After - image 4 - student project

Melanie Yarbrough
Hand letterer, illustrator, and designer