Some really rough lettering practice before bed last night. The 'e' gave me nightmares... I think that is the hardest letter for me, I don't know why!
about 2 years ago
You're not the only one, I have a really hard time with it sometimes too (particularly when its crossbar is directly connected from the letter before it, as you've got here).
I love the 'k'! The way the upper arm mimics the top curve of 'c' is excellent. Very nice heavy weight overall too.
I must have erased it about 50 times. I think I need to do a couple of practice pages of just e's. :P
Thanks so much, Claire. (: Any suggestions, rip it apart, I love having feedback to think about every time I do practice like this.
Hah yeah I know what you mean, well at least you didn't rip through the paper or anything ;)
As for suggestions, the main thing I'm not really sure about is the 'p-c' touching. It's a nice solution to help keep the spacing tight between two rounded letters but it creates a heavy, darker spot that sort of jumps out. Instead, if you want to keep them connected, you could try a little curve coming from the bottom of the bowl of 'p' that then leads into the 'c' (sorry if that makes no sense!) Or play around with the 'p' descender so it loops back up into the 'c' (could be too wacky but may be worth a shot).
Totally agree with the p-c touching, now that I see it I can't stop grimacing haha. A good lesson. There are probably a bunch of things I could try, but maybe I will take a few more stabs at this for practice and use your suggestions. (: Thank you!
No problem! Yeah it's always good just to do one-off practices and leave them, just keeping in mind the things you would change if you were to do it again. I've really been enjoying following the lettering you've been working on - looking forward to seeing more stuff like it!
Thank you so much Claire, that means a ton coming from you! I'm having a lot of fun. It's going slow, but I am learning so much every time I sit down to sketch! Hopefully I can find the time to really flesh out a project soon. Lettering is something I am seriously considering pursuing more full-time so I am looking to learn everything I can and practice a ton (:
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