It'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?
Personal project which stemmed from my "Always be a yourself... Unless you can be a unicorn" piece which I have labelled my "Reality Check series."
We are constantly surrounded by motivational quotes that we have a habit of pushing blame onto others and forget that sometimes we are the problem. This series serves as a reality check as it reminds us that sometimes we're just being a d*ck and we need to suck it up and apologise and change for the better. Bright colours are used to reflect the playful nature of the project, and the magical creatures* presents a juxtaposition as it's unreal creatures asking you to check your reality. Besides, everyone likes a bit of magical nonsense every now and then!
*Yes I know that narwhals aren't magical creatures but they look pretty magical so it kinda' counts.
Fight like a Girl
What began as a personal project to celebrate International Women's Day 2016, ended up being a series that carried on into 2017! Being or doing things "like a girl" is not a sign of weakness - we are powerful and magical beings that deserve recognition. I'll be constantly adding to it!
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).
100 Days of Lizzie's Lettering
I decided to take part in the 2015 "100 Day Project" hosted by The Great Discontent and Elle Luna. I think it's such an amazing idea, and I've been itching to try out some more lettering techniques so what was more perfect than spending a few hours every day doing it?
I dubbed this project as "100 Days of Lizzie's Lettering" on Instagram, and each day I did a little bit at a time. Some of these pieces were spread out over a few days when I wanted to experiment with a different style.
Final Major project combining both illustration and graphic design in a hand-stitched book of quotes.
Notes to Self
Within my 100 Days of Lettering Project I had another project (project-ception) which was a series of motivational quotes. There were days that I couldn't bring myself to do another piece and I could feel myself slowly burning out. When that happened I just did a nice and easy "note to self", and it worked!
I still like looking at motivational quotes, so this is an ongoing project that I'm going to keep adding onto.
I was approached by Sparknotes to do a series of hand-lettered pieces; one for "sparkitors" (readers of sparknotes) and another on girl power quotes.
A series of hand-lettered illustrations of empowering female lyrics for SparkLife.
"In our dream world, every woman would feel badass, empowered, confident, beautiful, and respected—and until that becomes a reality, we're going to keep shouting these gems as loud as we can (and we can shout VERY, VERY LOUDLY)." - SparkLife