I’m doing an event with some rad people next Sunday in Brooklyn! You should come. Lee’s coming all the way from the co.uk!
More info at leecrutchley.co.uk/make
I recently did a hand-lettering workshop for AIGA Boston with some amazing people including, Lara McCormick, Annica Lydenberg, Carlos Pagan, and Ryan O’Rourke. During my presentation / demo, I showed these images and discussed my process for turning a quote or phrase into an illustration. Each image has some little notes diagraming my thought process and illustration process as I go. I thought I’d share it here, since people often ask about this stuff.
This is the phrase I’ve decided to draw.
Next I quickly and simply, write it out to check for spacing / word length / etc.
Sometimes I’ll write it in cursive to see how the letterforms look together.
Next, I’ll look at individual letters and letter combinations and see if I can spice things up.
Maybe I’ll get a little crazy and try some non-traditional ligatures or play with scale, caps, lowercase, angles…
Once I am in a place that is starting to feel right I’ll start to tighten things up and finalize.
Here’s my finished pen and ink drawing.
Here it is as a finished illustration. I added color in Photoshop.
During the workshop, Annica, Carlos, and myself did some lettering together on the chalkboard: Check it out on Instagram.
I posted this on Facebook… but forgot to share it here… whoops! Anyway, tomorrow there is an opening for Look 2 a group show featuring local artists at FOE in Northampton, MA. In addition, I am doing a book signing for 1000 Days of Drawing.
Artists included: Ansis Purins, Adam Connor, Josh LaFayette, Erik Wayne Patterson, MCA, Miranda Lapolice, Rick Beaupre, Ryan Bonsall, Toby Barnes
I made this piece for the Super Precious Summer Blockbuster Art Show. Super Precious is an online gallery, but each show has an opening event. Check out the show in full at SuperPrecio.us and/or come see the show TONIGHT in Somerville, MA at Trina’s Starlite Lounge!
Prints available at Superprecio.us!