The #30DaysofBibleLettering challenge was my first successful Instagram lettering challenge! I missed a couple days, but caught up completely by the end. Originally I intended all of the posts to look consistent: some digitally rendered hand-lettering on a photo. (Used: Jot Touch, Kyle Brush (Pastel Party), Photoshop CS6, Unsplash)
"Let your Light so Shine" (Luke 5:16) was kindly featured in an Unsplash remix tweet. Additionally, I created a time lapse video for fun, featuring the lettering of "Rejoice in the Lord Always" (Philippians 4:4).
The following week, I decided to devote my lettering entries to bettering my hyperlapse skills - it's definitely harder than it looks! One post in particular was well-received and quickly became my most-liked post since I joined Instagram.
The next three days I tried something completely different. I've been meaning to create more tactile lettering pieces, either with 3D objects or these fun, waxy yarn pieces called Wikki Stix! These neon strands were probably intended as a children's toy, but they turned out to be an ideal medium for fancy, flourishy lettering. These three short verses from 1 Thessalonians 5 (verses 16-18) were perfect for this miniseries. Next time I'd like to find a suitable background with less contrast and possibly acquire some pastel or otherwise non-neon Wikki Stix.
Even though I don't have an Apple Pencil and iPad Pro yet, I still wanted to give Procreate App a decent test drive with my Jot Touch. It demonstrated the superiority of the Pencil handily, but I was still able to learn a lot about brushes, layers and other effects possible on Procreate App on my iPad mini.
The last stage of the journey, I wanted to practice transferring a roughly sketched concept to a dark cardstock with a white chalk pastel pencil. There's something so satisfying to me about white on a dark background. But only minimal erasing allowed!