Lettering The Crave Issue

Today, I thought it’d be fun to share a little process video of how my lettering is done!

As you probably know, most of my work is hand-painted or hand-drawn. But what happens after it’s done by hand, and scanned in? There is often a lot of touching up if it’s a floral pattern. I particularly love doing lettering though– call me strange, but I find tracing things very therapeutic. Below shows a short video (sped up 800%, or else you would all fall asleep) of some tracing over my sketch with a pen tool in illustrator. I did this piece in three parts over a couple of days. I’d forgotten to record the 3rd part that leads to this final bit, but I think you’ll get the gist, right?

The finished piece is an issue feature for the November issue of Skirt! magazine in the US. Hope you like it!

Crave Issue from Erin Hung on Vimeo.

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