In February I challenged myself to 30 Days of Lettering. I spend 15 minutes a day making quick sketches of a quote I picked in order to practise composition of words. It was the perfect 30 day challenge: not too hard and very informative. Curious to what I’ve been up to? Let’s take a peek in my sketchbook.
Ladies and gentleman, we have a video. I repeat: we have a video. Ok, it’s super short and I spent an insane amount of time editing this 30 sec video, but hot damn it, it’s done. Finished. And uploaded to the YouTubes. (This is the part where I applaud myself because it only took me a year to make my first YouTube video. Whew.)
Maybe the video was a bit too quick (but you can put it on repeat forever and for free ;)), so here are a couple of sketches I really like. As I mentioned in the beginning of this post, I spend about 15 minutes a day (in bed most of the time) sketching out quotes I liked. To be honest, I probably spend more time deciding on which quote I wanted to do than on actually sketching. The goal was to practice composing words and to have a bunch of sketches by the end of the 30 days of lettering that I could digitise if I wanted to.
In case you’re wondering what I meant by “to digitise” my sketches, here’s an example. This is the first quote I drew for this challenge after processing it through Illustrator. It’s the only quote I finished so far, but I had great fun doing it. I think it would be pretty awesome to have a collection of these.
I hoped you liked my (embarrassingly) short video. Tell me, do you like the digitised quote? I’m always a bit nervous when I share personal work.