Thursday, August 11, 2011

Trust Your Soul

Trust Your Soul is something I thought about for the past 6 months. With a couple of free days this week I decided to letter the composition.

First step was to draw some quick sketches and use one for the drawing template.

Even though I had a drawing template nothing was set in stone. Changes were made as the lettering progressed. The goal was to create something less commercial, more personal and not repeat the letterforms.


  1. Love. Beautiful.

  2. Thank you so much for posting this.

    Seeing images of each step in your process has answered so many nagging questions that I have had for many years.

    It all makes sense to me now that I can see your full workflow.

    Your blog is awesome. Can't wait for your next post. Now if I could just find your YouTube how-to videos ;)

    - Zach

    (P.S. May I ask what kind of pen you use during your sketching phase?)

  3. Zach,
    A Faber Castell PITT artist pen with a bold tip. Excellent pen tip that can produce a thin hairline weight to a rather thick line. The point will not crack or break with pressure on the paper surface. Eventually the tip will wear down from use and loose some of the hairline quality.