Fact: My lettering style has changed and improved over the years.
I know we hear it all the time, but it’s true. Even if we don’t feel like it is, our ability and style will change (for the better) over time if we practice. Don’t believe me? Today I’m gonna bear my soul and give you some snapshots of how my lettering has changed. And trust me, those first few month (actually years) were not pretty.
This was my writing about 1 month into lettering. I was actually very proud of this at the time and thought I was the bees knees. I’m kind of cringing right now.
This next one is about six months into my lettering hobby. There’s a little bit more uniformity to my letters, a little bit more control over my thick and thins. My transitions could obviously use work.
This is about a year into lettering. I got a good handle on my pen control, my letters and spacing are even. It’s all decent. Although I will say list looks extremely generic. Basically anybody who hand letters probably could’ve written this.
Then I got my iPad Pro and all of a sudden I had a whole new learning curve. The iPad is a total game changer and I’m pretty sure I saved an entire rainforest when I switched over to one. But just like everything else it takes practice.
Here we are about six months ago, you can tell my writing style is a little bit more unique than it was before, a little less mainstream. (And if you’re struggling with finding your own lettering style, check out my last blog post here!)
And finally because this is getting long here is where I’m at presently with my writing style. Definitely has changed even in the last few months.
But the best part is, I’m sure six months from now my writing will be so different again. I’m sure I will adapt a little and everything will look a bit newer. That’s the beauty of this hobby, you’re never stuck in one place!
Tell me about your lettering journey and how your writing style has adapted and changed!