Always Do Your Best

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  1. Sean McCabe Sean McCabe

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  2. Vaibhav Bhat Vaibhav Bhat

    I like the y and E. It would be even cooler if the tail of the Y wrapped around the top of the E multiple times. :)

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  3. Sean McCabe Sean McCabe

    @Vaibhav Simple is best in my book. =) Thanks, Vaibhav.

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  4. Damian Kidd Damian Kidd

    @Sean McCabe I am always loving your typography posts! I have started sketching type based logos and use pencil at first. Is it worth getting the micron pens to finish the piece off?

    over 1 year ago

  5. Charles Patterson Charles Patterson

    @Sean McCabe I've been following you for a while now and every time you upload your stuff I always have a look. Love it!

    over 1 year ago

  6. Sean McCabe Sean McCabe

    @Damian Kidd It's really up to you and what you prefer. If the end goal is a vectored logo, and the purpose of the sketch is to be used as a reference, you certainly don't need to ink it. For most people, it's easiest to get the general direction down in pencil and refine in illustrator. Generally, it's going to be difficult to accomplish what's in your mind eye in ink until you've had a great deal of practice doing it. When you first start out, it will be frustrating, because the inked version you do on top of the pencil won't look like what you have in mind. If your next step is then to vector what you've inked, it can potentially be a hurdle because you know the inked version isn't what you want it to look like. This means you end up having to correct the design in the vector process. Personally, I don't like to have to do any corrections in vector. I prefer to have it just be an interpretation of the design on paper (again though, this is because my particular process invests a lot of time in getting the hand-made version just right). With this being the case, rough pencil is usually more helpful than error-ridden inks.

    Now with all that said, you may eventually find inking to be helpful after you've had some practice at it, but know that it will be a long term investment before it will be a benefit rather than a burden to you.

    Hope that helps!

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  7. Damian Kidd Damian Kidd

    @Sean McCabe awesome advice!

    over 1 year ago

  8. Kaushik V. Panchal Kaushik V. Panchal

    Man you're on fire I think, you're inspiring.

    over 1 year ago

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