I finished listening to the Southern Reach trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer last week, and was inspired by the lighthouse keeper’s last sermon. I enjoyed this series so much, I just added Borne to my reading list.
Did I mention the lettering practice? (I’m also going through a rainbow phase, if you hadn’t noticed.)
Still not quite satisfied with the lettering on this; I can’t tell if it’s because I’m used to cleaner edges from working with Illustrator, or if my technique just isn’t there yet. I haven’t found my style.
This is the first thing I’ve made in Procreate that I could see putting on a t-shirt. I fussed with the letters (esp. that darned “B”) forever but eventually found a style I liked.
The Apple Pencil makes lettering on an iPad more intuitive, but the tip of the pencil is slippery on the glass. It doesn’t have the same tactile feedback as paper and marker, so it’s harder to control the stroke width. I redrew these letters so. many. times. and my hand was cramping by the end. I’m used to drawing with the point of my finger, not my whole hand. 😀
I’ve had this concept floating around in my head for months. I eventually came up with this, which I like:
But I’ve had a rainbow version of the above stubby-legged pony saved as a draft ever since. I came back to it last week, and, armed with some of my newly practiced lettering skills, tried my hand at it again.
This one has a bit more of the color and sense of movement I was looking for.
I’m still not quite satisfied with this one, but I’m tired of staring at it, so I’m putting it up for now. I really like the letter shapes for “Mulder”, though.
Originally I thought I’d borrow from another one of my drawings for Scully’s profile. I’m not great at drawing faces; I’d probably get better with practice, but that’s not where my interest lies right now.
So I half traced, half drew her from reference (photo below). It’s funny how one tiny detail being slightly “off” can make an otherwise normal-looking face just plain wrong. I went in and fiddled around with her eyes as I was writing this.