Floral Letters – On to Vol. 2
On the heels of “Illustrated Floral Letters”, I’ve decided to pursue my next big long project, negative space with floral letters. Check out the first letter here. I love the aspect of floral letters creating type in negative space. Stay turned and continue following for updates on the progress.
This coloring book seems like it will take just as long if not longer due to more intricate design and lettering. What do I mean? Well, considering it’s the outside of the letter, I have to draw a bit more around the negative space of the floral letters. This will take much more time and precision while I try and maintain all their sizes. I’m shooting Summer 2016 as a release date, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it doesn’t see the light of day until Fall. Hopefully, there are no hiccups.
My first coloring book was quite the long project, so why have I decided to pursue another book so soon? Well, as much work as it’s been, I have enjoyed it; and more importantly, I’ve enjoyed seeing the great response. It’s also been fun keeping up my illustrating every day. It gives me the drive to complete the project, and I get bummed out when I can’t create a letter. But the most important thing I’ve learned from the first book, is I need to enjoy the process and take my time. Illustrating these letters do take a long time, yet the times I’ve felt rushed to complete one, makes me uncomfortable and I forget why I’ve started the project.
While I continue this second coloring book, I will stay composed and try to remember the reasons I started up again – the love of illustrating.
Cheers to type and lettering!