I have been a fan of hand lettering prints and photos for a long time now, so one of my 'New Year Resolutions' for this year was to learn hand lettering myself and it has fast become something that I love to do. (For anyone interested, I ordered 'Lettering and Modern Calligraphy: A Beginner's Guide' and the Tombow ABT Dual Brush Pens to learn and practice how to do hand lettering properly - scroll down for Amazon links.)
During lockdown I have been trying out new ways to be creative with my photography and make my photos stand out from the rest. This is when I started to merge my photography with hand lettering. I have seen this done before and really liked the way it looks, so thought I would give it a try for myself. There is something about the mix of design and photographical composition that just works well and looks really pleasing. As well as lettering in journals with a physical pen and paper, I have been using my iPad and the Procreate app. This is how I can letter over images, add texts and use different 'virtual' pens to create multiple effects.
There are so many different formats, skills and designs for lettering, so it is extremely versatile and can be used in many ways (as I have now learnt). Below are some of my designs, with and without a photographic background, so let me know what you all think in the comments below.
And keep your eyes peeled, as there will soon be some available in my print shop - with a personalisation option available too.