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I'm making a note here: huge success

I don't have any experience with hand lettering, and my artistic skills are just enough to be dangerous, but this class seemed awesome - so here goes.

I decided to use a quote from one of my favorite video game endings, Portal. "I'm making a note here: Huge Success". The song, if you are interested.

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Notes and words

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A few of my inspirational images.

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Warm-up and thumbnails. I tried to toy with the idea of a clipboard or pencils, but I decided to stay really simple for my first try at a hand letting illustration.

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My first sketch and then the trace, fixing issues and areas I wasn't happy with.

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My "finished" product. There are plenty of mistakes and it's overall pretty amateur. Looking back, I'm not sure how well this phrase lends itself to this exercise and I found visual hierarchy difficult. I also feel like I wasn't brave enough with embellishments and design details, but I thought it was best for me to stay as simple as possible at first.

Overall, I'm happy with how it turned out, all things considered.

Feedback or criticisms always welcome!

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