This was a bit of an old sketch I had for a while and had no idea how I really wanted to ink it. I wanted to illustrate the words to resemble their meaning, then seeing @Anna's stippling pieces, I got inspired from the texture so I tried applying the stippling technique to the word 'Bitter', the top flourishes are also done in stippling and to ink 'Sweet' in full with a little highlights to give the two words contrasts.
I now have a stiff neck and back pain.
11 months ago
Haha add an attachment so we can see it better! Looks great!
That texture/stippling, damn, first i thought it was some sort of digital effect. Awesome stuff as always :D
@Joseph Added one :) Gunna make a post of the final on my website, will make a scan of it so it's just black on white, glad you like it!
@Kishan haha thank you, I wanted to create a gradient like effect so I guess I pulled it off.
@Faheema, there are two parts that bother me.
1. I can't put this quote into a song lyric, and
2. It's just as good as your previous piece.
Love this...really beautiful work.
@Nikita Prokhorov hahaha aw? You've never heard bittersweet symphony?
"Cause it's a bittersweet symphony, this life
Try to make ends meet, you're a slave to money then you die
I'll take you down the only road I've ever been down
You know the one that takes you to the places
Where all the veins meet, yeah"
I have to make sure my next piece is better than this one ;) Thank you!
Great! Really lovely, I like how you kept the spacing very open, it makes it light and tends toward the "sweet" rather than the "bitter" part! ha Love the i-t and t-e ligs also
@Joseph Alessio thank you! the openness couldn't be avoided as I was trying much harder to get the letters to fit but I'm glad you like the spacing. The 'tt's' were the toughest letters for me. I also had another option with art deco-ish flourishes but it was way too heavy for the lettering.
This piece is awesomeness-flavored ! Nothing to say on the technique its just perfectly done, very clean. Also the composition and overall balance are really good, and the letters are great, especially the double 't' part ! The left swash of your 'w' seems to be flowing a bit less harmoniously than the others, but I only say that to be an ass because I love this lettering, good job !
So lovely! The stippling works so well with the word because it looks like confectioner's sugar was sprinkled on top of it!
such a beauty..... love it.
@Anna Thank you! I admire your patience for stippling, I was so afraid to mess up too!
@Joachim haha love the pun ;) Thank you for your always insightful comments, you are right about that w's swash though, it looks a tad bit out of place
@Melissa Thank you! I thought it looked like sprinkles :)
@Badhon Thank you! Glad you do.
Ahh, beautiful. Like @Joachim mentioned, the double 't' is fantastic, the link to the 'e' is really original as well. Beautiful little highlights on 'Sweet' too. I'm sure the stiff neck and back pain were totally worth it..!
@Jeriah Thank you!
@Claire Thank you! I put off inking this piece for about 2 months so the back and neck pain was totally worth it indeed!
Great!! @Faheema Patel
This has so much good stuff going on. I really like how you stippled the top have of bitter. And those ligatures in 'bitter' are really nice.
Thank you @Emory glad you like it! :)
This piece is really organic @Faheema.
@Vincent Thank you! :)
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