Monday, November 11, 2013

The Amplifier- Y is for YES!

    Hey gang! The newest issue of The Amplifier has hit the street. Inside, you'll find the above typography illustration I did. A bit different from what I usually do for the paper, but it was a fun challenge.

After these sketches & thumbnails, I penciled out the text & inked it. I scanned it onto the computer & then made adjustments in Photoshop.

    I think I almost enjoyed the practice and layout process more than working on the final image. It was a lot of fun to look up old and current text art and try my hand at a piece in which hand-drawn type was the focus.
    Above, you can see how I tried to work out a number of ways of approaching the illustration. I even watched videos on calligraphy and sign making as well as looking through old books and examples of illuminated manuscripts. I'm not sure I well I did, but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. Make sure to pick up your copy of the latest issue of The Amplifier in the Knoxville, Tn area today! God bless.