Lettering and Illustration
In high school, I spent a great deal of my spare time (and, to be honest, bored hours of class time) creating artwork, mostly lettering and illustration. It wasn’t until college, however, that I really expanded my illustration beyond quick sketches, along with discovering the world of calligraphy and professional hand-lettering. I’m never without my Levenger notebook and a whole assortment of pencils, markers, and calligraphy pens. I’m available for commissioned lettering projects!
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I found a fantastic vector rope brush set online (I wish I could remember where!), and added it to the design. Then I moved into Photoshop to add further depth and correct where some of the rope brush didn’t quite work out around curves. Lastly, I added a grunge texture to the rope to help distinguish it from the clean black background.
2014, ink on sketch paper. My fellow blogger friend Abi
took the original photo from which I drew.
2013, Prismacolor Premier Brush | Fine markers on marker paper.
2015-2016. Noodler’s fountain pen, then vectoring in Illustrator. From Julian of Norwich.
2011. This illustration was created for an email campaign for INFOCUS Marketing
, promoting the efficacy of using both direct mail and email for marketing campaigns.
From the heart-breaking poem of Warsan Shire. Lettered with a Faber Castel marker, then digitized and illustrated.
Flex nib dep pen with India ink in a sketchbook, then vectored and edited and finalized in Illustrator then Photoshop. 2015
2014. Twitter friend @seelolago
asked me to create a logo and banner for her website, No Shame Movement
, which is targeted at those who grew up in Christianity’s purity culture and aims to educate people about healthy sexuality and consent. She wanted to create a strong but flowing mark, so I hand-lettered the bold caps and organic italics, making the scarlet A stand out as a throw-back to The Scarlet Letter, which showcases just the type of purity culture the No Shame Movement is designed to explore.