100 Days of Lettering: Part 3

This morning I discovered the whole new world of the digital painting while making the piece below. I enjoyed the process of adding shadows and textures to get this retro feeling. The letters seem to be made of wood and remind me street signs. 

All letters are custom made (no fonts used).

All letters are custom made (no fonts used).

Other days I was experimenting a lot with Faber-Castell Pitt Artist pens. These pens have a rigid brush end, which gives a consistent line thickness and is quite easy to control. The textured effect greatly depends on the writing speed. As soon as you make a pause on the paper, you will see a dark spot of ink. To get a dramatic effect of disappearing lines you need to write really quickly.

This piece was made with a natural brush.

This piece was made with a natural brush.