Hello all! For Christmas this year, I tried out something new–I made hand-drawn portraits of some pets in my family and gave them to my loved ones as gifts. I can’t believe how fun this project was, so I definitely want to keep doing them! Unbeknownst to my family, I found or took images of… Continue reading Bespoke Pet Portraits – custom hand-drawn images of pets make great gifts!
I took a Skillshare class on how to make cute and subtle hand-drawn type animations, which ended up being a quick way to create a whimsical fun animation. The process was to draw some text–something quick and easy–then trace over it 4-6 times so that you had a handful of drawings that were pretty much… Continue reading Fun Type Animations
I posted earlier about my 100-day project, which was taking a poem by Amy Hempel and lettering it in a different font each day. These were all hand-drawn using pencil and ink, and were made each day one word at a time. I really enjoyed this project a lot and hope to do more in… Continue reading 100-day project: A poem, one word a day completed!
Recently I completed a drawing for a @goodtype Instagram challenge–the theme was pineapples. I thought it sounded fun, so I drew this guy: I was so happy how my little pineapple came out, I decided to draw more. Fruit puns galore! Who knew there were so many out there?! I drew the apple next, and… Continue reading Cute Fruit Pun Illustrations
Hello all! Even though I haven’t been blogging, I have been doing lots and lots of things! My instagram, @abctypography, is the best way to stay up-to-date on my daily happenings. However, I wanted to share some fun lettering pieces that I’ve done in my sketchbook… I like the smaller size so that it’s easy… Continue reading Sketchbook Lettering
I’m participating in the 100 day challenge again, run by the great Elle Luna. I decided to do a poem by hand-illustrating a word a day. I’m already over a third of the way through it, and it’s been a fun experience! A Poem, One Word at a Time Sing to It, by Amy Hempel…… Continue reading 100-day project: A poem, one word a day…
I’m still doing @randomolive’s Instagram Brush Letter Practice Challenge to keep up on my lettering skills–it’s a quick and easy way to practice. For the month of April, her theme was sea creatures, so I couldn’t resist adding little illustrated puns on all of them… for the entire month, each calligraphy word was paired with… Continue reading April Sea Creatures Brush Calligraphy