Hand Lettering quote

A couple weeks ago, I had the chance to collaborate with the Spanish magazine ‘Mooi Magazine’, and to create the lettering for the back cover of the next issue! I loved to illustrate the phrase with my brushes, although I don’t usually work  with pinks and purples, it is nice sometimes to get out of your comfort zone 🙂

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Welcome 2015!

It is this time of the year already!! I wish you all a very happy, healthy year full of laughter and love!

For me, 2014 was full of new. A new country, a new place and a a decision to follow my passion of illustration. It was a very good year, and I feel so incredibly lucky for what I have.  I don’t really have resolutions for 2015, or ‘plans’, but rather ideas of projects and hopes, and I will sure do my best to do great work that I can be proud of, so I can start living of what I can do best. I learnt a lot in 2014, and I will make sure to be in constant learning this year. I am always a bit impatient, to learn so much in a short amount of time, but I just have to take my time!

May 2015 be amazing

May 2015 be amazing

Flowers everywhere

Today, I would like to share a bit more than just the final piece. I am going to share the steps i used to arrive to the final lettering, in terms of composition and colors. That way, you can learn more about my work & thought process.

 

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Step 1:step1

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Step 2:
I tried a white ink on black paper to see what it looked like, but i came back to the watercolors because I didn’t think it fitted the quote. I wanted something light. step2 

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Step 3:
I took the same quote, but put it in french, just because normally I only do English, so for a change! I tried some different combinations of watercolors and really liked what happened in the words “les voir”, so i kept these colors as reference.

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Step 4: 
Another tryout similar to step 3.
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Step 5:

I quite like the floating composition of this one, but there are still things that don’t look nice. The words “les voir” is too much on the left and leaves a big white space under “veut bien”. Let’s try to improve that. Of course i could move the words in Photoshop, and i usually do some Photoshop to makes things look more harmonious, but this time, i am going to play the game fully 🙂

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Final piece:
I am quite happy with this final composition and colors, so I stopped there. Of course, you can always make everything better and perfection it, but it is also nice to be able to stop at some point. lettering-fleurslettering-fleurs-square closeup