She Planted Love to See if It Would Grow
Pen and watercolor. Inspired by how my girl and her BFF move fearlessly in this world.
Fun font info: I struggle with hand lettering. I’ve learned I can draw my letters, scan them, put them in Adobe Illustrator, and increase the weight of the line. I like that it’s still “my” lettering but I can change colors or weight. Learning lots! Below you can see the lettering in the original, how I developed my new font, and you see the result in the card.
Fun paper info: I love painting on Arches 140# cold press. I use a “watercolor block” where the pages are glued along the edges to keep the paper from buckling when it gets wet. I like painting with a lot of water, and using a block really helps. Cold press has some “tooth” to the paper while ”hot press” is smooth. On the right side of the photo below, you can see the texture in the original and how it holds the paint! Yummy!
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