Drawing something festive for winter holidays has always been a fun and exciting activity for me, so over time I've gathered a decent collection of Christmas lettering designs. Even though it's a little bit late to release a new Christmas-related product, I still decided to share this collection with you. This lettering bundle contains phrases, quotes, and sayings in three different languages: English, French, and Russian (all designs are available in vector format). Most of the time white overlays are the best on pictures, so for every lettering piece I've created a white PNG file with a transparent background. This will make the editing process much faster and easier for you. If you have any quote or phrase suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below or contact me directly by email. I would be glad to update my collection and make it even better. Stay warm and don't forget to enjoy the season!
Over the last few weeks I was working on my portfolio and now I'm glad to share some of my new calligraphy projects. One of the most challenging parts was working with different types of paper. I found that every paper has its own mood, its own particular statement, which should be matched and highlighed with a style of writing. Most of the times it's impossible to write a classic Copperplate on a textured paper, since all letters (and especially thin lines) become too shaky. But the same textured paper might be great for a more relaxed calligraphy style with bouncing letters and a certain level of inconsistency. As a calligrapher I can choose the paper, but the paper will choose the style of my calligraphy. Or at least it will greatly influence my writing. I realized that working with different paper is pushing me out of my comfort zone and towards trying new styles and exploring some more expressive writing. And I'm looking forward to doing so.
Yesterday I decided to start a lettering project and keep it for 100 days. I'm going to draw some phrases and words using different media, experiment with color, layout and just play with my favorite brush pen. I will post my work update once in ten days.
Although the whole idea of doing such a long term project seemed very optimistic to me, today I feel overwhelmed by the amount of work waiting for me. For the moment I have about thirty phrases to draw, and I suppose that finding the rest will be really challenging. Feel free to suggest something, any ideas are welcome!
The last week of my pattern making challenge was full of colorful experiments. It seems like all the previous four weeks were just a preheat of my creative muscles. I really enjoyed working with color and creating these layered geometric patterns. I am wondering where this project could go if I continue it for a month more. It might be wild. The best thing about everyday projects is that you gain momentum and the whole process becomes fluent and easy. At the end you look back and realize that just a little bit of regular effort could lead you far away.