Lesley Zellers

artist / designer / letterer

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sweet like honey

On thinking through this project, I wanted to do a print instead of packaging. I have always loved the verse, Proverbs 16:24 and thought it would be fun to work through on this project as there are so many elements to work with.

I started brainstorming with words from the verse.

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Then created a few mood boards including vintage labels, honey, bees and honeycomb.

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From there I started some thumbnails.

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Then I decided on the design I liked and starting working through it a little more.

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I decided to draw/trace the honeycomb to give it more character, as opposed to buying the honeycomb pattern for the background. It was intense.

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Once I had the honeycomb drawn, I wanted to change up how I add color on this project and created a watercolor pattern.

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That's where I'm at right now. I'm already loving where it's headed but it's already quite the undertaking. I'm hoping the hard work pays off.

I then started inking the letters and other elements but felt a huge disconnect with the background.

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So, I tried my hand at painting it.

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Thank goodness for photoshop because I was able to combine all the different layers into one piece as opposed to having to paint it all at once.

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So, what do you think? How did my first watercolor lettering project turn out?

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