Rylsee loves letters. They’re on his mind all day long judging by the way his sketchbook have nothing else drawn in them. I often spend all day staring at letters too—on paper or on a screen—but never thought about them like this. His sketchbook is playful, funny, and often interactive and now that I've been staring at his hand drawn type for a while, I'm starting to develop a fixation on them as well.
Follow @rylsee on instagram if his obsession with letters is rubbing off on you too.
Kevin Munoz is a good buddy who I met through mutual friends here in Austin. Kevin does super rad drawings of characters and lettering and works as a designer here at an agency in town. When he's not cranking out the logo and design jams, he's drawing or spending his time with his wife and kiddo, walking around shooting photos and whatnot.
I like Kevin's childlike view on making artworks. Finding a way to get back to early instincts in your drawing is a good way to let go and let the brush do the work. Kevin does that in a great way.See More »
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.
A few weeks ago, we did a giveaway where I asked you guys to submit a quote that speaks of who you are. I picked two winners and drew them incorporating their quotes. Without further ado, I would like you to meet two friends of DA, Josh LaFayette and Ellie (aka comfits). Josh's "favorite hobby is breakfast." And Ellie is "like an octopus on roller skates."
Take a look at the process, from the initial pencil drawing to pen to watercolor and collage.
Josh and Ellie, check your mailboxes soon. I think I may now know your faces better than you do. :)