30 Days of Lettering
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30 Days of Lettering

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 doΒ 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.

A page from my sketchbook during the 30 Days of Lettering challenge
A page from my sketchbook during the 30 Days of Lettering challenge
A page from my sketchbook during the 30 Days of Lettering challengeBy the end of the 30 days, I also started to itch to draw other things besides quotes. Still, I barely made time for this. Creating a habit of drawing daily is definitely something I need to work on.
A page from my sketchbook during the 30 Days of Lettering challenge
A page from my sketchbook during the 30 Days of Lettering challenge

In case you’re wondering what I meantΒ 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.

30 Days of lettering - digitised version of one of the quotes

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.

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3 Comments

  • Reply Fenne 7 March 2017 at 20:59

    Ge moet niet zo nerveus zijn πŸ™‚
    Bij de afgewerkte vind ik de Y en de A nogal dicht bij elkaar komen maar over all wel een heel fijn beeld. Zeker ook de foto op de complementaire kleur.

    • Reply plutomeisje 7 March 2017 at 21:51

      Haha, ‘k weet het. Maar toepassen is nog iets anders. :p
      Merci voor de feedback, ‘k ga zeker nog eens kijken of ik op die Y/A kan werken, ‘k herinner mij idd dat ik daar wat heb zitten sukkelen om dat te doen passen.

  • Reply Sara 21 March 2017 at 20:50

    Waw, super!
    Ik ben helemaal niet goed in tekenen, helaas zoiets wat wel in de genen zit maar er niet uitkomt. Het kaartje is ook heel tof, verkoopt tegenwoordig gelijk zot zo van die dingen!

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