This week's MATS theme is hand-lettering, something I've never really tried before. Normally, by this point in the week, I'd have finished products to show, but I'm taking my time to practice this new-to-me skill. As I work, I thought it would be fun to share some of my hand-lettering projects as free printables on the blog (the download link is at the bottom of the post).
First up is my favorite line of Robert Frost poetry. I wanted to convey the fairy tale feeling I get when I read these words, so I played around with some fancy Gothic fonts. At first, I was frustrated that I couldn't get them to look like the fonts I'm familiar with, but as I continued, I found that all those little handmade imperfections added up to something I really enjoyed.
It turns out, I really like hand-lettering. It combines my graphic design roots with my illustration passion in a perfect way. I have plenty more quotes in mind, so I'll be back next week to share a couple more prints. If anyone has any quotes you'd like to see from me, just let me know, and I'll see what I can do!
• Download "Lovely, Dark, & Deep" here (PDF) - prints on 8.5" x 11" paper
• Set your printer to photo quality for best printing
• Use regular printer paper or high-quality matte photo paper, depending on your preference