One look through Maia's website; Lettering Daily, and you'll quickly grasp that she has a healthy obsession with fonts, type families, script and random thoughts in doodle form. The hand-drawn series is perfectly swirly, feminine, romantic and inspiring all at the same time.
A few weeks ago, we did a giveaway where I asked you guys to submit a quote that speaks of who you are. I picked two winners and drew them incorporating their quotes. Without further ado, I would like you to meet two friends of DA, Josh LaFayette and Ellie (aka comfits). Josh's "favorite hobby is breakfast." And Ellie is "like an octopus on roller skates."
Take a look at the process, from the initial pencil drawing to pen to watercolor and collage.
Josh and Ellie, check your mailboxes soon. I think I may now know your faces better than you do. :)
I bought a book by Sabrina Ward Harrison titled "Spilling Open" a few years back. It transformed my approach to art. The book is, I believe, the first of a few of her published art journals. It is filled with loose, colorful, scribbles, doodles, paint strokes, hand lettering, photos, found objects and more all collaged together, forming very striking, energetic eye candy. More than pretty pictures, she bares her soul on every page with brutal honesty. Freeing inspiration spills out of her. Sometimes it is driven by triumph and other times, painful insecurity. Either way, the result is a more beautiful world. I highly respect her bravery as well as her talent.Read More »