I love lettering and it’s something that I’ll be doing for the rest of my life. Throughout this project, I really developed a passion for is sign painting. I'll often spend entire days on weekends (only in the summer because of the fumes) just painting alphabet letters in different styles. My hope is to continue practicing and eventually start up my own sign shop.
Check out my Instagram for my entire catalogue of lettering work.
What I learned
I learned look for inspiration in different ways. Because I was pushing myself to create a fresh piece of work every day, I had to always be thinking of new ideas and ways to execute.
Keeping yourself motivated to accomplish something is very difficult, so it is important to create a routine. For this project, I blocked off 2-3 hours every night, which meant I had to sacrifice other hobbies and social obligations to see it through. With that being said, it's also important to have a little room to cheat so you don't go insane.
Resilience. I learned that you're never going to like the first 100 of anything you create, so don't wait and just start doing it. I've learned that repetition is necessary to hone any skill, so don’t be afraid of failing to improve.
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