Through all the projects I’ve been working on (official or self-created), I’ve still managed to spend a portion of time drawing in my sketchbook. Once a reluctant sketchbook doodler, I now often find myself unable to resist the urge to draw. This usually happens at, oh I don’t know, 1 AM on the couch when I should be sleeping, ignoring whatever I’ve got on Netflix.
Over the last couple years I’ve filled almost four sketchbooks. Four!! That may not seem a lot to your usual sketchbook junkie, but for me that’s astronomical. Previously, I half-heartedly filled maybe OH I don’t know, one or two over ten years. I was a lazy artist.
The thing is, even though I’ve become more busy in my creative career than ever, I’m drawing more than I ever have too. Sketchbooks are an integral part of the creative process, and I can’t imagine not using one now. A great deal of my finished works started as little scribbles in my sketchbook. That’s right, little ugly, small scribbles.
Lately I’ve been fooling around with hand-lettering. Or maybe I’ve been foolishly hand-lettering? Like maybe I should put the pen down? I’ve seen some hand-lettering by wizards that are so good I shudder; I think for now I’ll enjoy wallowing around in my Apprentice Level.
While watching the super creepy tv series American Horror Story, I discovered this beautiful font used for all the title sequences. This typeface is based on the handwriting and lettering of early 20th century artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and it is art deco perfection. Swoon! Swooning all over the place.
I bet a certain somebody (self) will be using a similar font for a certain future project (wedding invites!).