Hand Lettering Jean Label[su_dropcap style=”simple” size=”5″]I[/su_dropcap]n order to exercise my hand lettering skills, I decided to create a fictitious jean label.  The pencil drawing on graph paper (shown) took me about 2 hours to complete.  I scanned the completed artwork and imported it into Adobe Illustrator.  To created the vectorized version, I chose a font I liked for all the text (excluding the “THA”), but the “THA” and all the borders and artwork were recreated with the pen tool in Illustrator.

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I was very happy with the outcome.  Although this type of work is very tedious, it’s very enjoyable and the possibilities are endless.

I starting planning my next hand lettering project a few weeks ago, but have been working on fashion illustration projects for the time being.  Stay tuned!