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Cindy Clearwater

Graphic/Web Designer, Photography Enthusiast

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St Croix - Two Cities, One Love

I've had this idea in my head for awhile and finally came across Skill Share when googling for hand-lettering courses. I couldn't be more THRILLED with Mary-Kate's class. She is an AMAZING teacher! After years of working solely in digital design, I'd really lost my art roots of putting pencil to paper. I forgot how magical it was to feel the graphite on the paper and watch as my idea slowly came to life. Thank you Mary Kate for inspiring me and reminding me how important it is to simply create art. :)

Step 1:  My inspiration... I wanted to combine the ideas of the two cities of Christiansted and Frederiksted... along with the One Love Concept.  St Croix is known affectionately as the "Twin Cities" in the USVI.  Christiansted is a known for classic colonial architecture, so I chose inspiration from colonial script for "Christiansted". Frederiksted is know for its Victorian ginger-bread houses and so I went with a more Victorian font for that. Between them is a sugarmill which is represenative of the history of the island and an iconic element here. For the One Love, I wanted to tie in a Bob Marley feel (obviously! lol)

Step 2 & 3: Warm Up and choosing the main idea Step 4: thumbnails (not shown)

Step 5: Pulling together the overall design

Step 6: Darkend version, ready to get Inked... and then go to digital in the next class! :)

Again THANK YOU Mary Kate!!!

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