A compilation of hand drawn lettering treatments created by Alan Ariail since the begining of the digital era to present day.
Monday, December 2, 2013
Cover Lettering for Thornbrook Park
Thornbrook Park is book cover project earlier this year which involved a lot of quick preliminary studies. Three different versions were required for presentation. The sketch examples are at beginning, middle and end of the sketch process. I recall about fifty preliminary studies before getting the final roughs scanned to use as Illustrator templates. Even though the sketches are rather crude all the info needed to begin vector drawing is in place. If I ever have the opportunity I'd love to teach this quick sketch technique. Basically starting with scribbles and developing the marks into a readable visual.
While drawing the vector letters adjustments were made for placement with the background illustrations. Eventually one of the vector lettering designs went to final print production with minor modifications.