Hand Drawn Script with Flourishes

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  • Hand Drawn Script
    Typography 1
  • Our assignment was to hand draw a word in script that was at least seven letters long with one descender and one ascender. I chose the word abysmally specifically to describe the fear I was feeling when presented with the task. Upon drawing and during each revision, there was a sense of therapeutic calming. 
  • The first run through. As you can see there are some rough spots but the overall forms come together quite beautifully.
  • Here is the next step where we were to add flourishes. It was quite challenging to make controlled ellipses. It took a bit of planning and also some trial and error.
  • Here is the final piece. It was scanned and brought into illustrator where I was able to straighten out lines and round out the flourishes. I inverted the black to put the word in a more appropriate environment.
  • Script as an interior decoration.
  • This script fits beautifully on a shopping bag. The placement of the word in this context creates quite a subversive undertone.
  • Set along the wall of a fabric store, the script gives it a classically nostalgic feel.