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)
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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
Hand lettered Seinfeld quote - just a little red dot

Hand-lettered Seinfeld Chronicles: it’s just a little red dot

To continue my hand lettering practice, I drew this Seinfeld quote, “It’s just a little red dot”, with a combination of bounce letters and sans serif brush-style lettering.

Hand lettered Seinfeld quote - just a little red dot

Season 3, episode 11 “The Red Dot”

TOOLS

  • Crayola broad line markers
Hand lettered Seinfeld quote - no soup for you

Hand-lettered Seinfeld Chronicles: no soup for you

To continue my hand lettering practice, I drew this Seinfeld quote, “No soup for you”, with a combination of bounce letters and sans serif brush-style lettering. I experimented with color, composition, and different styles for different words of the phrase.

Hand lettered Seinfeld quote - no soup for you

Hand lettered Seinfeld quote - no soup for you

Hand lettered Seinfeld quote - no soup for you

Season 7, episode 6 “The Soup Nazi”

Tools

  • Crayola broad line markers
  • Paper Mate Flair pens