A Doodle with the first refinement of the font.
I liked it! It’s less wide, which means I can get those longer holidays in there on one line. (Some of them are crazily long, like Grass Is Always Browner on the Other Side of the Fence Day or Move Hollywood and Broadway to Lebanon, Pennsylvania Day.) But it still retains that handwritten feeling, and is clearly (to my eye) my own writing.
Of course, I couldn’t leave well enough alone, and decided after using it for a few weeks to refine it even further. I eliminated a ton of points on all of the curves, and made things a lot more smooth. But when I tried it with the comics, I was disappointed. it fills my heart with sadness to say:
It was too smooth. Too sleek. Too tidy. And it looked a little Comic Sans-ish.
So for now, I’m sticking with the middle format in my comics. But I figured I’d put the whole family out here for people to use, and you can decide for yourself which of the three you like the best. All three have some extended characters, and all three have had a minimum level of kerning done to them. (Enough for the comics, at any rate.)
This link is for a ZIP bundle with all three evolutions of the HoliDoodle font. As always, free for personal and commercial use. Enjoy!
(Google Drive, .ZIP file)