Sample Project: LIFE

Sample Project: LIFE - student project

For this project, I wanted to combine some doodled, overlapping vines into my lettering, so I chose the word 'Life' to represent their growth :)

I used the standard lettering guide from the class to keep all of my letters similar and used the faux drop shadow effect from the powder lettering video to start it off:

Sample Project: LIFE - image 1 - student project

Next, I doodled the vines on a layer between the two lettering layers, then created a layer on top of all the lettering for the overlaps:

Sample Project: LIFE - image 2 - student project

I wanted to add a little sparkle, so below everything, I created layers using the additive lettering technique to add some glitter dots (the glitter is the free texture from the class):

Sample Project: LIFE - image 3 - student project

To finish it off, I used the shadow effect from the dreamy lettering video to add a little gradient/extra depth to the bottoms of the letters:

Sample Project: LIFE - image 4 - student project

I created a timelapse video of the whole piece, which is over on Instagram here :)

Teela Cunningham
Hand Lettering + Graphic Design
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