White little lies we tell ourselves

in design •  11 months ago

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Hey guys,

This is another post of my lettering assignments. This time it's about those white lies we tell ourselves to make us feel better.

I don't think there has been a day in my life, since my teen years that I haven't felt guilty about eating sweets. Sugar is my number one addiction, and I always wonder if it's the same for other people, but there it goes, one of those things I tell myself almost everyday and turns out to be a flat out lie.

Process

I always start with a pencil draft and then decide which type to use. In this case, I created a pattern between the geometrical serif and san-serif of the words "I'll and EATING", to oppose the cursive of the words "Stop and Sweets."

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This time I used a special marker with an Italian nib to get a consistent letter thickness and it worked yey! As you can see I only used it over the thickest parts of each letter.

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Finally, I filled the rest of the letters with a 0.6-point marker. I should use a thinner one, but I don't have it at the moment. It is what it is...

That's it you guys, that's the final lettered piece.

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To stage this a-la-instagram I made some chocolate chip cookies and ate all the cookies while watching movies the whole weekend ;)

If you are wondering about the recipe, you can get it by Google-ling "chocolate chip cookies" and choose the Betty Crocker recipe.

Disclaimer: I did divide the mixture in 3, one part was left with the original ingredients, then I added like 1 tbsp. of unsweetened cocoa powder to the second part for a double chocolate cookie, and to the third part I added about 1 tbsp of coconut flakes.

What about you? What little white lies do you tell yourself everyday? Feel free to leave me a comment below.

Hope you enjoyed my process and hit me up if you have any questions.

Have a great week!

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Your lettering pieces are great! The lie I tell to myself probably is that I will wake up early the next day u.u

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hahaha, I also tell myself that. Today I woke up at 7:30 and my plan was to wake up around 5:30 lol. Actually I tell myself so many lies that I should probably make a whole series of lettering projects around them, but it's too much guilt to take in. Thanks for your support as always @fabiyamada! :)

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7:30 is super early! But well I don't sleep early either and the baby wakes up in the middle of the night often u.u I don't have healthy sleeping habits :(
Btw the cookies look yuummiiiie

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I hear you sister, and with a baby the harder it becomes to sleep well. Hang in there! The cookies were actually super yummy.

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I just voted you as human xDD ...there will come a day when we can meet to have some cookies ;D

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For sure! Thanks for humanizing me ;) Se me olvida escribirte en español jiji

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Jajajajajaja de nada xP

Hello! I find your post valuable for the art community! Thanks for the great post! ARTzone is now following you! ALWAYs follow @artzone and the artzone tag, and support our artists!

The lettering is really nice. I have bookmarked your profile so that I can reach out to you for any design related work.

We are looking for logo for @steemladder https://steemit.com/steem/@steemladder/steemladder-march-update-and-testimonials Please let us know if you are interested in creating one for us. We can discuss the details in steemchat if you are interested.

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Thank you @gokulnk I checked the post, could you expand on the details of what you are looking for in the logo? Is there only one winner of 2 SBD? I've tried several times to login into SteamChat and it has been impossible. Right now I'm in the middle of a freelance gig so, not sure I will be able to participate, but I'm always checking Utopian for design tasks, maybe that would be the best way to get the best designers for this job ;) Thank you so much for the upvote.

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@steemladder will be a handle that will help the steem users based on the stage that they are currently in. We will be concentrating on the steem minnows to begin with. Relevant links for the new users, answering their questions and so on. So we are looking at a logo that can represent "the exuberance of of Steem community" and Steemladder's role of "Supporting the users of Steem community and be stepping stone(ladder) for them irrespective of which rung they are currently on". @creativista since we have received no other submissions and since we have seen your previous work we can pretty much consider your entry as the winning entry and we can increase the gig amount to 5 SBD. Looking forward to see the logo :)

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Thank for answering and for reaching out @gokulnk. Let me see what I can come up with in the next couple of days. Do you have a discord user name for contact? Mine should be creativista with some added numbers. I don't have access to discord atm. Best.

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You can reach out to me on gokulnk#4937

Your lettering pieces are really amazing and creative too. I like it... I really do like that. Tell little lies not to eat fast foods but at a while I eat this. Haha! ;)

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Yeah, it's a totally big lie for sure :) Thank you for your comment, it means a lot to me @farzanaafroze. Wouldn't it be awesome to just live off of drawing letters? It's such a peaceful activity.

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Welcome dear! Yeah obviously it would be really very awesome. Looking forward to more activities of yours. 😊

So elegant and beautiful. Your lettering art always makes me think of how I should learn to make such beautiful captions (I always ruin them with assymetry or lack of balance). I love your style and progression! Is it becoming more and more natural and intuitional for you to create these pieces?
And when it comes to eating sweets, after some time without sugar I have fallen into sugary trap yet again, I should stop eating sweets definitely ;)

Hope you are being well!
Love,
Klaudia

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Hi Klaudia! Thanks for leaving a comment. Actually I haven't done much lettering lately, so each time I start a new project it still feels like the first time. I still believe this should be a daily practice, but you know, life... Sweets are actually good for us, for depression and mood swings, but I guess everything in moderation ;). I do have days in which I only want to eat sweets and others when I don't want anything sweet at all...It's definitely addicting. Hope you are well too @shinyforest!