I like to think that I’m quite good at finding the positives in life and any situation, but sometimes we all need a little reminder! As it gets ever closer to my next trade show, I’m working through my design to-do list. This one has been a rough sketch for quite a while so I’m happy to finally illustrate it. I had originally planned to paint it but when the urge and motivation to create it came, I wasn’t in a position to get the paints out and sit for a dedicated amount of time, so I reached for my iPad instead and Procreate.
I already had in mind the colour scheme and style I wanted to create, so it was quite smooth sailing up until I hit the lettering. Since the new Procreate update launched the morning I finished the illustration, I thought I would use the new text feature for the bottom quote, but I wasn’t achieving the look and feel I wanted, so I went back to illustrating the lettering by hand.
In order to get the layout of the letters in the space working well, I first sketched the words, tweaked the layout by moving and rescaling the odd word as needed before finally drawing them all back in. Then it was just a case of fleshing out and refining the letterforms from there.
I also had a play with the new gif function, the result of which you can see in the highlights on my Instagram page . I’ve been asked by a few people to do a demo of how it works so, I’ll get to that asap.
Have a great week!