Saturday, March 26, 2016

Brush Lettering - In Real Time

Learning brush lettering has been a great adventure. I love exploring different styles and techniques. My primary source of instruction has been instagram - there are so many artists sharing their art through that platform. It's awesome of them to share their skills, techniques and tools. I follow a lot of artists and I learn a lot from those 15 second videos.

But don't even get me started on Instagram's new feed algorithm. The chronological feed is one of the main reasons I love instagram - if they go away from that it's just going to turn into Facebook. And nobody wants that. 


I've had a few people ask me how I'm learning hand lettering. 

First, practice. Lots and lots of practice (and lots of paper). 

Second, I'm a big ol' copy cat. I look at the way others are writing - the size, thickness, variations in the base line and how they write each letter.

Since instagram videos are almost always sped up to fit within the 15 second time limit - hand lettering looks a little easier than it really is. Now, I'm in no way claiming that I know what I'm doing - but below you'll find 2 real time videos. It'll give you a better idea of how slow I write (though I should really go slower) and where I take breaks to move my hand.

I hope you find them helpful!

For those of you looking for some examples of amazing lettering - below is a list of artists that I follow on instagram. They are all incredibly talented.


(And that's the short list)

Sunday, March 6, 2016

March Wallpapers

Late is the new black. You haven't heard that one? Well let's make it a thing, because these wallpapers are coming in a week late.


My family and I recently spent a week on Eleuthera - an island in the Bahamas. It was beautiful. My favorite part was getting to experience swimming in clear water for the first time in my life. It was incredible.

I tried out some night time photography for the first time. The photo above was taken at around 10pm at night - if you look closely you can see stars in the sky. It's one of my favorites from the trip.

In this post you'll find 9 desktop wallpapers - without and without the calendar.

Click "read more" for download links.