Wednesday, December 4, 2013

A Practice Session

I had some free time this evening for a little bit of practice with a Condor nib.


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.