As a kid, did you ever have one of those posters on your bedroom wall with the letters of the alphabet? What did yours look like? It's been a few years (I mean, ahem... quite a few years) since I mastered my ABC's, but I still love seeing all the letters of our alphabet lined-up together. And since I'm pretty sure that my first alphabet poster was in plain old Comic Sans, here's something a bit more playful for today's letter-learners... and alphabet-enthusiasts!
Above image by Jing Wei.
Drawn words are (by far) what fill the pages of my sketchbook more than any thing else. I love the lines, curves and detail that go into making each letter form. It's something that I will always lean on, especially on the days where I have a creative block with what subject matter to draw. So to get the momentum going I just pick a letter from the alphabet and bring it to life.
Mary Kate McDevitt does this with phenomenal skill. She's a full time illustrator whose done work for some big time clients, and now has a daily project where she draws one single letter from the alphabet. You'll do yourself a favor to check her site often for inspiration. Below are letters Y, Q, C, G, and U drawn by Miss McDevitt.
We are in love with The Alphabet Series by Lazy Soosan: the self published zine that fits in the palm of your hand, created by the duo illustrator team of Laura and Lucy. Each issue is filled with doodles and drawings dedicated to one letter from the alphabet.
We are giving away two from the series (letters D + A, get it?) to the first person to answer a simple question in the comments of this entry.Details after the jump Read More »