BRUSH LETTERING PROCESS AND INSPO // No. 001

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Hello!

Today I wanted to share the process and inspiration behind a brush lettering piece I painted one night while I was looking through old photos.  To put into context, I was browsing through photos I took over the summer, and stumbled upon this photo I took from a roof top on a hot summer night.

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As you can see, the colours mixing in the sky were ridiculous, in a good way obviously.  Back when I used to live in Canada, I never got to experience such richly coloured sunsets.  Anyways, I decided to use this photo as the inspiration for my colour palette that night.

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Coincidently, I was watching a YouTube clip from the musical, Les Misérables and decided on scripting a quote from it.  I penciled it in first to get the spacing correct,  and well, it turned out … meh.  As you can see below, my letter forms were quite inconsistent and messy.

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Unhappy, I decided to give it a go without pencilling in the quote and I think it turned out much better.  It isn’t perfect, but it just goes to show that sometimes your best work manifests when you haven’t over planned.  I honestly just went for it and the spacing and letterforms just seemed to work.

jobs-journal-bl4 As Victor Hugo has famously written, “Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise” and I think the process behind this painting is a testament to that quote.  Here’s a side by side comparison of the two quotes.Brush Lettering Process No. 001Anyways, thank you for reading.  I hope to share more of my brush lettering process and inspiration in the future. Hopefully it will be through video form next time. Happy crafting/painting friends!

Cheers,

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7 Comments on “BRUSH LETTERING PROCESS AND INSPO // No. 001

  1. Nice read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing some research on that. And he just bought me lunch because I found it for him smile Therefore let me rephrase that: Thank you for lunch!

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