French Library - a hand lettering project

French Library - a hand lettering project - student project

I used the project briefing to create an envelope for a beautiful bookstore I've found once in Bordeaux/France. It has a wonderful blue colored store window which was decorated with bright yellow rubber ducks, books and art prints during last summer. 

So this was my inspiration:

 

French Library - a hand lettering project - image 1 - student project

 

On tracing paper I've sketched the raw idea of the layout.

French Library - a hand lettering project - image 2 - student project

 

The design was increased and redrawn on a  white envelope. I didn't have markers with squared tips, therefore, I've used a fineliner for all strokes, a brush pen for fills and finally an uniball ink pen for the white marks.

French Library - a hand lettering project - image 3 - student project

Cause I wasn't really satisfied with the result in black/white I've tried another example using the Procreate App on my Ipad Pro. The result is still not 100% but the composition looks much better with colors and textured lines.

Thanks for being interested in my artwork.

If you'd like to see more .... you'll find me here:

@studiokilja on Instagram and Pinterest and on my website www.studiokilja.de

French Library - a hand lettering project - image 4 - student project