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“There’s something so natural and organic about hand lettering.”
Say Toronto-based artist Ryan McArthur. He says typing on a keyboard is great for most projects he does, but when it comes to creating one of a kind art, nothing beats pen to paper. His process is simple. First, he draws a large version of the graphic he wants to represent, tracing around it creating a stencil or mask to work inside of. Next, he roughly plots out where he wants each of the letters to sit using a pencil. Once he figures out the layout, he starts using ink to outline them. Using multiple sheets of tracing paper, he is able to adjust, make mistakes, and then correct them on the next layer. Once all of these elements are complete he scans them, groups, them all together and adds added texture layers to make the final design.
You can see these print and all of his work here.