Hand lettered Seinfeld quote - these pretzels are making me thir

Hand-lettered Seinfeld Chronicles: these pretzels are making me thirsty

To continue my hand lettering practice, I drew this Seinfeld quote, “These pretzels are making me thirsty”, with bounce letters.

Hand lettered Seinfeld quote - these pretzels are making me thir

Season 3, episode 11 “The Alternate Side”

TOOLS

  • Crayola broad line markers
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Hand lettered Seinfeld quote - chicken supernova

Hand-lettered Seinfeld Chronicles: chicken supernova

To continue my hand lettering practice, I drew this Seinfeld phrase, “Chicken supernova”, with a combination of bounce letters and faux calligraphy. It’s such a goofy combination of words that makes me crack up every time I hear it.

Hand lettered Seinfeld quote - chicken supernova

Season 8, episode 8 “The Chicken Roaster”

TOOLS

  • Micron pens
Pipsqueak watercolor bounce lettering with 2-color blend

Watercolor lettering practice: Pipsqueak!

I started my bounce and brush lettering practice with “bosco“, one of our dogs, because it’s nice and short. Now it’s Pipsqueak’s turn. I’m working on my watercolor lettering, and for this one I used a regular brush and three watercolor colors blended with a gradient effect.

Pipsqueak watercolor bounce lettering with 2-color blend

Tools

  • size 4 watercolor brush
  • tube watercolor
peanut butter and chocolate ink hand lettering with bounce

Hand lettering practice: peanut butter and chocolate

On a scale of 1 to 10, I give peanut butter + chocolate a 27. So I did a little hand lettered version of the delightful duo, with bounce letters and a faux calligraphy effect. The flourishy little “and” was fun — I’d like to practice that type effect more.

peanut butter and chocolate ink hand lettering with bounce

Tools

  • Micron pen
watercolor bounce lettering with 2-color blend

Bounce lettering with green color blend

Practicing my bounce brush lettering with a green color blend:

watercolor bounce lettering with 2-color blend

Tools

  • tube watercolors
  • size 4 watercolor brush

I learned how to do this technique with the Skillshare classes Waterbrush Lettering Essentials and Bounce Letters: Adding Character to your Hand Lettering

Redwood Forest ink drawing with lettering

Redwood forest flora drawing practice

This drawing is inspired by a laurel wreath and the flora of the Redwood forest where we vacationed. The top half is a grouping of coniferous things, found higher in the trees, and the bottom half is ferns, flowers, and berries found lower to the ground.

Redwood Forest ink drawing with lettering

Tools

  • Micron pen
  • Paper Mate Flair color felt tip pen
walnut cinnamon maple granola hand lettering with bounce

Walnut Cinnamon Maple Granola

ink drawing of walnut cinnamon maple homemade granola

I improvised a batch of granola using walnuts, cinnamon, and maple syrup. It tastes perfect, and it’s my favorite combo so far. Unfortunately I didn’t take detailed notes of the recipe! I learned a lesson there, and once I realized how much I like this flavor I jotted down the formula the best I could remember:

Formula

  • 3 c raw, whole rolled oats
  • ½ c raw walnut pieces
  • 4 tbsp flax seeds
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 large pinch fine sea salt
wreath of Redwood Forest flora

Hand drawn wreath of flora from the Redwood forest

Inspired by the Skillshare class Drawing pens: make it simple class, I sketched out the plants that were around the cabin we rented for our summer vacation. There was such a variety in the northern California Redwood forest, especially compared to what I’m used to seeing in the Arizona desert. And I wanted to do my own version of a flora wreath with lettering inside since the first time I mimicked the instructor’s version.

wreath of Redwood Forest flora

And of course, I had “This Land is Your Land” running through my mind:

From the red wood forest to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and Me

Tools

  • Micron pen
  • Paper Mate Flair color pens
Hand lettered house in the woods 5

House in the woods lettering project

This year our summer vacation was in a cabin in the Redwoods of northern California. We chose the spot because it’s remote and off the grid, which gave us lots of time to dream about building our own home in the woods some day.

Redwoods and ferns on the Stout Grove Trail in northern CA

I took the opportunity for quiet time without TV or internet to work on my lettering and drawing skills. Talking about our home in the woods inspired me to letter the phrase “house in the woods” and see how I could experiment with different styles and compositions.

Hand lettered house in the woods initial sketches
in my initial sketches, I played with arranging the letters and the bounce
Hand lettered house in the woods 2
experimenting with fitting the words together
Hand lettered house in the woods 3
getting closer with the composition
Hand lettered house in the woods 4
this one doesn’t quite fit together in the middle
Hand lettered house in the woods 4B
added color and changed up the lettering style
Hand lettered house in the woods 5
this one works the best, although my faux calligraphy effect is a little wonky

Tools

  • Pentel Sign pen
  • Paper Mate Flair colored pens
  • Pentel Color Pen Fine Point (in black)
Hand lettered Seinfeld quote - no soft cheeses of any kind

Hand-lettered Seinfeld Chronicles: no soft cheeses

To continue my hand lettering practice, I drew this Seinfeld quote, “No soft cheeses of any kind”, with a combination of bounce letters and sans serif brush-style lettering.Hand lettered Seinfeld quote - no soft cheeses of any kind

Season 3, episode 11 “The Red Dot”

TOOLS

  • Crayola broad line markers
Hand lettered Seinfeld quote - its not you its me

Hand-lettered Seinfeld Chronicles: it’s not you, it’s me

To continue my hand lettering practice, I drew this Seinfeld quote, “It’s not you, it’s me”, with a combination of bounce letters and sans serif brush-style lettering. I experimented with color, composition, markers, and which words were script or sans serif.

Hand lettered Seinfeld quote - its not you its me

Hand lettered Seinfeld quote - its not you its me

Season 3, episode 2 “The Truth” + Season 5, episode 6 “The Lip Reader”

TOOLS

  • Crayola broad line markers
  • Paper Mate Flair pens