Was definitely blasting out Lizzo while I was drawing this witchy girl-boss piece! Here's how I did it...
It’s been a whole year since we adopted our little munchkin. A whole year! I’ve learnt a lot from her within the past year, and I call these the ‘important life lessons from my cat’.
Howdy, hey hi, it’s your gal Lizzie!
I wanted to create a series of graphics that represent all of the things I love, from fancy cakes to the world of lettering and design. And here goes!
I made it my goal this year to take part in the 6th edition of 36 Days of Type, a yearly typography challenge for all of the type enthuisiasts out there. Despite being head-over-heels in love with letters, I haven’t actually participated before! But I told myself to take it easy, and just do what I can and, most importantly, have fun with it!
This blog post will be updating every so often with new pieces. Enjoy!
For years I hated my body; I used to wish that I had a different body or that so-and-so was a lil’ bigger, but whenever people pointed out that I could have surgery to achieve the body I desired, I always looked at them in shock. It’s silly, right? You’d think that if I hated my body that much I would change it to make it something I would love, but I was too chicken (and too poor) to do so. So I decided: why not save all of that money and just learn to love every aspect of myself instead?
I’ve long learnt that self-love is a never-ending journey. Thankfully, though, I don’t seem to be caught in the comparison trap as much these days and have started to embrace the things that I used to hate. So yep, I’m now in love with the shape of me!
One thing I love about OMB (One Minute Briefs) is the amazing community; I met Clare of Ampersand Writing through it, and was over the moon when she sent me a message over Twitter asking if I’d like to work with her on a series of hand-lettered ampersands for her website. I, of course, didn’t hesitate - handlettering and ampersands? Yes please!
It’s October, witches! Also known as the best month of the year because it’s when Halloween comes around! For this year I’ve decided to launch an Advent Hal-endar, where everyday I’ll release a new illustration. This page will be regularly updated with all of my illustrations, so keep your eyes peeled, and enjoy!
The other day I was thinking about donuts - Krispy Kreme donuts, to be exact. How they come in all shapes and sizes, some with lots of sprinkles and fancy patterns and others with just a thin layer of sugar glaze…
I can’t believe that it’s that time of year again! And, as always, I’m late to the party… I’m still battling a huge artist block so this year I wanna do something simple and dip into lettering again. I’ve always wanted to do a project of “hellos” but the other day I thought - why not do “goodbyes” instead?
I realised that I had already started doing short blog posts before I even introduced myself - how rude of me! - so howdy, hey, hi. I’m Lizzie and I’m a designer and hand-letterer from the land of Harry Potter and afternoon tea.
I’ve had imposter syndrome for as long as I can remember. Every time I made an achievement I felt as it was because I got lucky, instead of the fact that I just worked very hard to get where I’m at. Some days I have these voices in my head that I’m an imposter, and they go hand-in-hand with Mrs. Self-Doubt who joins in by saying that I’m not good enough. Mr Imposter Syndrome and Mrs Self-Doubt can sometimes overpower me and drain all of my creative energy.
Last week I got a message that my work had been stolen and sold on eBay. Yep, stolen. So I hopped over to investigate and did everything that any normal person would do - rant in despair, endlessly report them, and lay wide awake for a response from eBay. Luckily I managed to get the listings taken down but then lil’ old me decided to have a look around to see if it was sold anywhere else...
And wouldn’t you know, it was.
t's not normal for a letterer to admit this but... I used to suck at vectoring. I avoided it like the plague but one day I just clenched my jaw and decided that I was going to try and decipher the world of anchor points. So every other day I would illustrate a new letter (some taking longer than others) but I found myself getting quicker as the challenge went on. And here are my results! Which one is your favourite?
Halloween isn't just a day, it's a season, and I celebrated by doing a series of Halloween-inspired pieces. Here I focused more on illustrative lettering (sometimes leaning more on illustration).