Over the Christmas holiday I took Part 2 of the hand lettering course on Skillshare. I had to go through this one a little faster since I had work to do as well. But I still enjoyed it very much, and have already signed up for yet another lettering class!
My husband and I recently started watching the Doctor Who series (I know, we are a little late to the show, but now we get to watch a bunch of episodes in a row!) . We both really love it. We enjoyed Doctor #9, he got us hooked, I LOVED Doctor #10 and now we are onto #11 who also has his charm… But for this project I focused on Doctor 10’s saying Allons-y! It’s fun, and motivating. How could you NOT want to “Allons-y” with him and adventure in time and space in the T.A.R.D.I.S!
I started once again with my roughs. (this was rough #4, there was some brainstorming and fixing that happened before it got to this point)
After I was happy with the rough, I went onto do an inked line version
I really like the idea of doing these by hand and then scanning them in. It is more fun to do, and it also allows your letters to be imperfect, and really feel like they were done by hand.
After this I started adding colours and textures. I already knew I wanted to play with blue and gold but had a hard time figuring out what I wanted to do with the background, I liked the look of darker backgrounds but felt like the letters were getting lost.
Finally, loving the navy I brightened up the blue a bit in the lettering, added a proper drop shadow (light source being the T.A.R.D.I.S).
(some close ups)