The last part of the lettering challenge. Finally!
The most interesting experiment over the last ten days was the painting “Collect Moments Not Things.” I found this phrase few months ago and kept it in mind to illustrate one day. Then my lettering project came out, so I decided it was a perfect chance to create this piece. After trying different layouts I ended up with the one below. At first I planned to make this work 100% digital, but I didn't get enough vivid look by applying different colors and textures. At some point I decided to play with acrylic paints. After all, why not? Although the whole experiment was fun, I’ve made a biggest mistake by using a small piece of paper (about 9 in x 12 in). Painting tiny letters was much harder than I expected, so all my lines were a little bit shaky. Nevertheless I am quite happy with the textured background and all those colorful layers appearing through one another. Well, I've learned my lesson, so the next time I decide to paint a lettering piece, I will definitely use a much bigger canvas.
Here is my quick project update for the last ten days. Beside the calligraphy and brush lettering practice, I tried a full page of lettering without initial sketch for the first time. It was done with pens, so I was not able to make any corrections. Dealing with space issues on the go was really hard and the whole experiment was quite uncomfortable for me. Nevertheless in the middle of the page I found some kind of flow and enjoyed the process without judging the result. Trying new things is always scary, but it expands the comfort zone and, therefore, is good.