The latest art to be added to my Society6 store is my brush lettered “Hells Yeah”, that I’m in love with because of the process I had to do to create this art. I first brush lettered the Hells Yeah, then illustrated the floral letters, and completed it with a vectorized version before adding it to Society6.
Months ago, I fell in love with brush lettering because of the amount of certain fonts available, different custom lettering styles, and the different pens that were available. On Instagram, you can find so many different calligraphy and brush lettering styles, but I first fell in love with the brush lettering when I was researching fonts for our wedding in 2014. I came across Ondise by Jessica McCarty and purchased it from my fonts.com. I used this font across some of our designs, but could easily be used for everything.
Hells Yeah WIP
After a year, I decided on creating my own custom hand lettering styles. Using fonts are fine, but there is something about creating something that will never be used again. Every letter is created differently than a font, and that is what I was drawn to when I decided to create and learn my own modern bush lettering style. This led to an obsession of buying different brush pens that help in creating different styles, but my favorite pen is a Pentel Brush Pen. It can be forgiving and creates wonderful textures with different styles of paper. As I continue with brush lettering, I thought to take it a step further with my Hells Yeah piece. I decided that what better way of doing a floral lettering piece than to add in some of my favorite brush lettering styles.
After brush lettering the Hells Yeah, I began illustrating the flowers, letters, and then inked in the artwork. I gathered my inspiration of flowers from the D in my Illustrated Floral Letters Coloring Book. The flowers are daffodils with a touch of my own creative. Illustrating the flowers were easy, but the letters of Hells Yeah were a bit tough for me. I found it hard because of all the detail that the letters had. It was stressful intertwining all the flowers with the letters.
Hells Yeah WIP
However, it wasn’t until I began inking in the art that I started to be really stressed out. I was so afraid that I would mess up while inking because there were so many overlaps and the type needed to have no mistakes. In the end, it turned out exactly how I intended the art to be, but I didn’t know exactly what to color in next – was I to ink in the brush type, or the background?
Because I couldn’t decide on what to ink in (background or brush type), I decided that vectorizing the art would help me decide, but it led to more color choices and eventually adding it to Society6. I love seeing brush type and art vectored. It’s fun playing with color choices and is less stressful. I went with black, gray, and hot pink/red cause it reminded me of the old sceamo/emo/pop punk scene of the 2000s. Also, the color palette went well with “hells”. Having it vectored opened up conversation on Instagram about other color palettes, and I think I will eventually add color choices like orange/blue, yellow/green, and something else. After I finished with the colors I liked the most, I finally resized them for Society6 and made this art available for everyone to purchase.
Hells Yeah on Society6
Hells Yeah Carry All Pouches
Society6 also just made available new Carry-All Pouches. The “Hells Yeah” looks bad ass on the product, but please check out all the products you can get “Hells Yeah” on. Also, they are having a promotion (expires March 6, 2016) for Free Worldwide Shipping + 15% Off New Carry-All Pouches – See Carry All Pouches Now.