Go With the Flow

I’m sorry if this post is a little overloaded. I might have overdone it a tad with GIFs, here. Just going with the flow – as indeed I was when I started drawing some letters thinking about the strong industrial take of my last post.

In this first attempt, it was a case of taking the piping down its simplest form – helped, as always, by staying well away from colour – and then having the glyph flow through. There are sequences for every letter, but they’re all the same deal and so I thought better of uploading twenty-six GIFs to one post.

Nothing much else to it, really, but the sweeping nature is quite effective and I’m pretty chuffed with it for an evening’s work.

It’s nice to be getting addicted to lettering again – it was always the discipline I enjoyed the most. All the more exciting is that my drawings and other areas are now informing and feeding into it. Possibilities abound – yay!


    • Jacob said:

      Oh dear, Kerfe! It’s a good job I didn’t put all twenty-six in 😛 They are a little gentler now!

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      • memadtwo said:

        I like all the action. A little dizziness is necessary every now and then…

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  1. Bill Fufkin said:

    These animations are intense…I wonder, were you inspired by the on-coming rush for Christmas sales ? (-; It’s duck-and-dive passage brings to mind the game Snake, which I would play, on my old phone, for many a long hour…and now you have me nostalgic, yet again ! B

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    • Jacob said:

      Haha – you know, that might be it. It is my goal each year to zip in and out as quickly as possible!

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  2. gregoryjosephs said:

    I’m really fascinated by your forays into lettering. I’m fairly constantly amazed by fonts, and at one point thought it might be fun to design one, but that ended quickly when I realized I don’t have nearly enough design aesthetic to make something halfway attractive. Or the technical skills. . .

    This is really impressive. Bravo!

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks, Gregory – I’m so glad you’re enjoying them. This lettering lark is a good challenge and great fun, you should totally try it sometime!

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    • Jacob said:

      Ooh yay – that’ll pay for Christmas! 😉 Thanks Sharon, this was lots of fun.

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