If you are a dreamer, come in

If you are a dreamer, come in - student project

Trying to decide between a few Shel Silverstein quotes...I always loved his poems, and I'm rediscovering them and his illustrations.

Put something silly in the world 
That ain't been there before

If you are a dreamer come in

I am writing these poems from inside a lion...

I want the lettering to look like speech, to look like his illustrations. At first glance this looks like it. Maybe it will have all of the wisps that the lion has in that illustration..

If you are a dreamer, come in - image 1 - student project

I think that I will do "If you are a dreamer come in"

I do little sketches of animals with pen and watercolor, and I love the way watercolor looks so this lettering struck me, with the wash and color, as 'dreamy'

If you are a dreamer, come in - image 2 - student project

If you are a dreamer, come in - image 3 - student project

Finally started tonight! Picked a copperplate script to practice with. I've never done ANY lettering before, so I was kind of nervous to begin. And just a few hours later, I have to force myself to go to sleep and stop drawing. Using a prismacolor brush pen to get used to the pressure and release of the letters. Will put up photos tomorrow (Monday) morning- my phone has been dead all day. But that's for the best. 

Here's my first few attempts at copperplate. It's not what I want the quote to look like, even the font, but I just wanted to start and feel out how to copy lettering.

If you are a dreamer, come in - image 4 - student project

The script isn't terrible for my first try here, the second I started to layer the words more, but I lost the slant.

If you are a dreamer, come in - image 5 - student project