Now Your Candy is GONE | Skillshare Projects

Milena Deneno

Illustrator and Designer



Now Your Candy is GONE

I'm in LOVE with Bee and Puppycat (seriously, if you havent seen it you should check it out here:, and I had been going back and forth on what sentence to use, as you will see below in my thumbnails.

I tried to incorporate parts of the show, and am thinking of picking a palette close to the dreamlike quality the show has for my finalized lettering. I searched for inspiration for the lettering styles from 70's candy wrappers, space related posters (NASA), and the logos they use for the show itself (or its web posters).

The sentence I ultimately decided to go with is " You took too long, now your candy is gone" and in the final thumbnail I decided it looked more balanced with the "that's what happens" tagged at the bottom, visually. I realize it is a long sentence and that I'm probably biting off more than I can chew with a 12 word sentence when we were assignged a 10 or less word to pick... sigh.

So here's the final sketch: *note I decided to use the "wigwag" candy font for the outermost circle.

Then I went over it with 6B pencil:

And then to embelishing and inking:

I followed on to separating the stuff I wanted in different colors, and tried to make the "c" and "y" in candy the same size as the rest of the letters, but I decided it looked better with the first and last slightly taller than the rest.

The next step will be digitizing and putting it together again in photoshop. I will probably re-ink the whole thing again, I've already done it 4 times, because of crooked lines (and also because I find teh process calming and enjoy it a lot).

I feel this poject made me look at lettering in a whole different way, my favourite websites now are MyFonts and I Love Typography. I never thought I could make something remotely as cool as this, and when I show it to my friends they say it looks like it's printed. That makes me super happy. 


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