Hand Lettering Process

Light of the World Illustration

Today, I am going to share with you a few pictures of my hand lettering process.

Before I being a hand lettering project, I always hunt for a good quote. I usually find my quotes from Pinterest or the Bible. I did an illustration for 71.5 Magazine and wanted to continue a theme which brought me to today’s example. I am excited that 71.5 Magazine reach out to me on Instagram, and ask if I’d be willing to submit a hand lettering project. 71.5 Magazine is a new magazine, so if you would like to learn more about it, or see my illustration, you can visit them on Instagram, Facebook, or their website.

The quote I selected comes from Matthew 5:14, “You are the light of the world.” In a nutshell, this verse means that you are an example to everyone that is around you. You and I both have the capability to demonstrate good works. When we do good, not only is it beneficial to our lives, but it also brings honor to God. Cool beans!

Light of the World
First, I find a quote a play with the layout of the letters. Then I find examples of font types they I would like to mimic.


hand lettering process
After I have drawn out the letters, I go over them with my fiber Castle markers.

Using a good marker is critical when tracing my hand lettering designs. In the past, I used Micron Ink Pens, but I’m currently using Fabre Castell Pens because I wanted to see if I noticed a difference. Currently, my Microns are packed away, and Michael’s only had Faber-Castell ones in stock, but I am comfortably satisfied to have Faber Castell Pens.

Faber-Castell Artistic Pens

Then I watercolored the lightbulb and photoshopped the two pieces together.

Hand Lettering Result:

Light of the world hand lettering project

Wala! It takes time to learn how to draw fonts, but I really enjoy making something original. Let me know what you think. Constructive critiques are welcomed.

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