Here's an image that I didn't include in the overview of this project on my site: http://typeandlettering.com/lettering/benevolent-dictator. Considering that this isn't the way I typically go about working, I figured it was a good idea to test materials before I got in over my head. After finally settling on ivory cold press illustration board, I began experimenting with various pencil colors and brands, noting each test section as I went along. The pigment in many of the pencils proved too soft for the tooth of the board, so I finally settled on a metallic gold Prismacolor.
over 1 year ago
Great shot.--The toothier effect could be nice, too, even tho' it may not have been what you were after.--something pleasing about how it almost "stipples" itself. --also--Great presentation in KC, btw!!
Sick shot. Followed.
Beautiful stuff man, I really enjoyed looking at your process on this one. The "Tal Leming" script is done so well, great weighting on the bottom of the letterforms.
Brian: Initially I liked the texture offered by the softer pencils on the toothy board, but they also presented another problem: smudging. Considering that I needed to complete this within a limited number of hours, I wanted to avoid any potential issues.
Thanks Dave. The 'Tal Leming' script lettering was based on the work of a turn of the century engrosser named Patrick Costello.
Thanks for the encouragement, Mat and Nick.
Nice! I like that "t".
very nice! love the stippling texture!
The softer pigment pencils worked well with the toothy board to create a nice stipple-like texture, but proved too fragile when I tried to maintain a thin crisp line. So, I ended up going with the metallic gold pencil (used to draw the 't' at the far right).
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