a little moxie | Skillshare Projects

Lesley Zellers

artist / designer / letterer



a little moxie

For my first attempt at hand-lettering I wanted to try something meaningful to me and a little fun so I chose the phrase, "how big is your brave?"

During initial brainstorming, I came up with a list of words associated with the word brave and really wanted to play off the word moxie. It's fun, kind of a throw-back word and something I felt had a lot of potential for the design direction.

Here's my mood board.

I liked the word twist, bulb lights and scripts so I wanted to combine those elements in my sketch. After working through sketches and different layouts, I ended up with this sketch to take to final inking.

Now onto the next step!

And here's the main areas inked.

And now, drumroll, color!

So, what do you think? My very first attempt at hand-letting.

It's not perfect but I'm pleased with it and even more, this class has made me excited to continue with hand-letting and develop my skills futher.

Thanks for the class Mary Kate!


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