Hand Lettering Challenge

Friends,

I recently enrolled in Mary Kate McDevitt’s SkillShare class – The First Steps of Hand Lettering: Concept to Sketch (Lettering 1).  I have always, as long as I can remember, been obsessed with fonts (I have thousands on my computer!) and lettering.  In high school, I made the posters for our football team.  I’m always doodling and experimenting with letters and fonts.  I came across this great class and am LOVING it so far!  Though I’m still working through the first session, I tried a little work on my own as an anniversary gift for my husband. I’m certainly still working through Mary Kate’s class, but did want to do something special for my husband for our anniversary.  I took the refrain from our wedding song, Bob Dylan’s To Make You Feel My Love, and wrote it out in my own way.  Here’s the rough version:

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Since steel is the traditional wedding gift for 11 years, I’m going to etch this into a piece of steel and frame it!  Almost like making a printing plat, though not using it for printing.  I’m hoping this turns out, but if it doesn’t, at least we can frame my rough draft!

I’ve just joined the July Hand Lettering Challenge, so as I progress through the challenge, I’ll share my work with all of you~

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