Updated Mar, 21st 2013
I have always tried, and tried, and tried some more to be able to letter something, anything. I try, and try, and it comes out like poop. For a lack of better word. I am a Graphic Designer who loves looking at lettering and wants to be able to create some of her own, not even worried about the style. Anyway I think it would be a great reseouce to take this class and hopefully learn a few tips and see some inspriation that will allow me to finally letter something.
I am not sure if this is too big of a project to take on starting out, but my ultimate goal is to letter my absolute favorite quote that has got me through a lot since graduating college.
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined." -Henry David Thoreau.
If this is too big to start with, them maybe I'll attack it in sections, or just do half of it. Or just a word. However my ultimate goal would be to be able to leave with the skills or resources to be able to letter that quote.
If my abitions are too big, I would illustrate one word: "istisher" which is a made up word I use for a lot of things on the internet, if you want to find anything about me.
Decision has been made: I will letter "Go Confidently in the direction..." while keeping in mind the rest of the quote. I just purchased the dot book which I am excited about and will pick up some other supplies this week/weekend to gear up for the class.
Initial Sketches: This is the start of some sketches, my initial ones, I will be developing this more, I feel a little lost with this, but my first try with some of the tools.
Sidebar: This is a little off of lettering but still pertains to this project I letterpressed the quote with Wood Type, I do not want my lettering to look like this, but I wanted to share.