Hand lettering #2: Practice with a poster with text
At the beginning of this year I had a hand lettering course at work. At home I then continued with handlettering and I also bought a book to learn it further. Today I'm showing you two new posters I created using hand lettering. I'm curious what you think about it.
If you don't know what hand lettering is, I explain it all in my previous article, click here. For my new posters I still only work with a standard black fineliner, ruler, pencil and eraser.
Inspiration for hand lettering
I find it difficult to come up with fonts myself. I take from the book “Handettering, this is how you do it!” lots of inspiration for letters and banners. I also look a lot on Pinterest for examples from others. I can tell you, don't get demotivated when you see it. Some posters are really beautiful! Unfortunately, my posters don't turn out that nice, but I really enjoy doing it.
My new posters I made
I wanted a theme for my new posters that I wanted to make. I chose the theme “Westlife”. A boy band from the 90s-00s that I am still a fan of today. I chose two sentences from songs that really appeal to me, “Flying without wings” and “Let your beauty come alive, let your color fill the sky”
The final posters
After practicing more, I can see progress. It's still far from perfect, but that doesn't matter. I also find it really fun and relaxing to do. It feels as relaxing as coloring for adults. Delicious.
Do you still have plans to start handlettering? Or are you already very practiced? Tips are always welcome!
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