No is a Complete Sentence

No is a Complete Sentence - student project

I've been wanting to dive deeper into hand lettering and this class was just what I needed! Shannon's approach to teaching is straightforward, easy to understand, and most of all fun!

I felt confident as I followed her steps that I would be able to start, and complete, my very own hand-lettered piece. I love that she takes the time (but not too much!! lol) to explain the process and also gives many great ideas and resources.


No is a Complete Sentence - image 1 - student project


These were the quick thumbnails I did. I can see how hesitant I was with the first three, then becoming more sure of myself as I went along and ideas started to flow.


No is a Complete Sentence - image 2 - student project


This is part of my layout which I traced after sketching my chosen design in my sketchbook. I love working with traditional paper, pencil and tracing paper! 


No is a Complete Sentence - image 3 - student project

And here is my final design, created in Ai. I changed it a bit from my tracing - and I am beyond happy with the results! Choosing a limited color palette really helped as well. It takes my mind off trying to be too literal - which results in a more stylized design!


Thank you so much Shannon for sharing your process! I know this is just the beginning of many, many more hand-lettered designs!!

Any feedback is most welcome!!