Quote #2: Color

lettering, Quote2


Here is a sneak peek at the color breaks for quote #2. This will print peacock blue and silver on Speckletone Kraft from French Paper Company. I love the look of silver ink on uncoated paper. It’s a shame the computer doesn’t simulate silver well. I guess I will just have to wait for the final print.


Quote # 2: Making “Impossible” Possible

in-progress, sketches

In honor of Black History Month, the second quote I will be featuring is from Nelson Mandela.

“It always seems impossible until it is done.”

Here’s a sneak peak at some first sketches for Quote #2. It is definitely a work-in-progress. I need to develop consistency in line weight and style. I like the sturdiness of  the letters as well as the bounce, or movement…however I still need to resolve some issues with form.


Quote #1 – Finishing touches


The composition is really starting to gel stylistically since I added the flourishes. I will be printing this in two-colors. Here are a couple of color palettes I have been exploring. I need to sit of this for a day to see if I want to change anything before I order the polymer plates.  I like the lightness of the lines, however I am considering increasing the strokes so the piece has a monoweight look.

Basic RGB

Basic RGB

Quote #1 Update


So it is have been a week. I have been working on the first quote, “Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me.” I’m still developing the concept, but here is a glimpse of my progress. I’m not in love with how I rendered “anything” so I will be reworking that portion. I also need to add flourishes or other embellishments to complete the composition.