A few days ago I got a DM on my IG account from a graphic designer the United States -- out of the blue!! She asked if I was willing to help her by writing a few names in calligraphy for a wedding suite she was making. Of course I jumped at the chance!!
So, I asked what she needed and a style peg so I know what design aesthetic she was going for. Totally excited while emailing of course coz this was going to be my FIRST INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION.
Here's a snap of our chat -- I'm blurring out his/her name to be revealed when the final suite comes out! :)
Another reason why I'm super gung-ho to do this is because of Procreate. For those who havent seen the countless #ipadlettering photos and videos that have gone online in Instagram, there is this app which has become quite famous among letterers especially when the Apple Pencil was released. It allows you to do lettering on your ipad and mimics quite well what a calligraphed finish product would look like. Plus there are numerous tools (ie brushes) at your disposal and if you arent satisfied you can create your own!
So to make the work for this commission I skipped the whole pencil and paper part and went straight to digital. However, I am NOT using an apple pencil simply because that device only works for IPAD Pros and i only have the ipad mini version 2.0. Luckily, through research I found out that the #wacom Intuos Creative Stylus 2 could work for my ipad and with the new updates now on Procreate i have now been able to doodle to my hearts content producing professional looking work! Below are a few of my "Tries" and "misses".
thats it for now. in a few days im thinking of sharing a couple of floral procreate brushes i made. stay tuned for that PLUS the big reveal of how the finished international commission looks like!
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