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If You Bild It.

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# Practice Makes Practice

I use hand lettering everyday in my work but haven't spent too much time working with brush pens or in the 'brush pen style.' I just grabbed a few Tombow pens which I'll be using for this project so I can get a good feel for them.

Practice, Practice, Practice:

I'm having a hard time with the stroke weight at the end of my 'e' - I'm starting the letter with an upstroke, putting more pressure on the downstroke and then can't seem to transition back into the final upstroke at the bowl of the e?

Project:

I'm going to be writing the word, bild, for this project instead of my name - the name of my design practice. Getting familiar with the brush pens and I'm noticing I'm having a way harder time with the softer brush pens - they're much harder to control for me.

I'm also having a bit of trouble trying to draw larger letters. I tend to always write and illustrate in small spaces so I'm working on getting out of my comfort zone a little and taking up more space with the letterforms.

I was pretty set on using lowercase letters only but I ended up with a capital B version that I'm pretty happy with so looks like a small change of direction! I keep thinking the capital B makes it a little too "techy" so I'm going to try to be careful with that.

Final Sketch:

Vectorizing the Type:

I've only recenlty been trying to work with only straight handles on the bezier curves - definitely something I need some more practice in.

The angle of the dot on the i is driving me a little nuts, but I'm going to take a break for today and rest my eyes! Thinking the B needs to be a little bigger but I' liking the compact shape of the word right now.

Final:

Made some minor adjustments to some of the letterforms, kerning and the dot on the i. The i is still buggin me but I'm going to call it finished for now :) Thanks for checking it out!