bonjour mon petit ps darlings!
i hope everyone's had a fantastic start to their new year! i know i have. i've given myself plenty of work to do to further my business dreams. in the simplest of terms, i'm creating my own brush lettering alphabet, specifically so i'm able to host lettering classes someday in the not so distant future.
i've wanted to do this basically since i created postskript. there were a few minor setbacks towards the beginning: being unknown in the industry, lack of material knowledge, and a massive fear of public speaking. that last one is the only thing still truly in my way...i am absolutely horrible in front of crowds (unless, of course, i want attention lol).
the true adventure in this began just yesterday when i stumbled upon an old sketchbook ian's mom got me for holiday a few years back. it's very simple with blank beige textured paper. i originally started sketching in it as a minimal illustrations book. as you can see it's dated 2015-2016.
and after about 25 small illustrations, naturally, i stopped the project. i did do a little big of mandala like drawings after that but then the book was lost. after finding it during my move from virginia, i stored it in one of my ps materials bin and picked it up yesterday before exploring a local coffee shop.
i feel that after a year of postskript being more than just a hobby, but a career that will be thriving, i have finally found my style of writing. it's after hours and hours put in practice, learning from trial and error, that i found postskript for what it truly is - its very own scripture. and thus the ps alphabet was born! (this was to be read in the same voice as the powerpuff girls being born...you know, like in the theme lol)
letters "a", "b", and "c" have been completed and "d", "e", and "f" will be completed later today. i will try to keep up on my instagram stories as much as i can. for now, this is what it looks like:
to write the ps alphabet, i'm using my trusty tombow fudenosuke hard tip brush pen. it's my favorite thing to letter with! the tombow dual pen is fun to write with too, but only if you're writing on large surfaces. i typically write on small paper so the fudenosuke works a lot better for me.
that's all i have so far! i've got a while ways to go, but at least the project has officially begun! the next step after writing out the ps alphabet is to figure out how to digitalize it so i can get it printed on sheets. i was going to buy the apple pen and use procreate until i found out that the apple pen is not compatible with the ipad air 2, which is what i have. so if anyone out there has recommendations, feel free to leave a comment below or dm me on my instagram account: @postskriptco
thanks everyone for your continued support!