Here’s a little behind-the-scenes on some script lettering. Generally speaking, after working a few loose sketches, a detailed one is tightened up (not too much, otherwise folks forget it’s hand-done) and presented to the client. At this stage, it’s more important to work out color than to sweat details like the final contours of the forms. In this close-up of the top of a letter a, you’ll notice that I used my white correction pen to draw the letter just as much as I used my number two pencil. The area you’re looking at is nearly three-quarters of an inch square.
Posted by Ken Barber on April 4, 2006