Here's a sketch in progress of formal script with orderly letters all lined up to contrast against the loose quality of the swashes. This is the fourth iteration of this piece each one refined further.  After the initial line drawing I add contrast by building up the weight in layers rather than drawing an outline of where the weight would be added then filling it in. I've found that building up the weight optically in layers helps train my eye on proper balance consistency and proportion…

Here's a sketch in progress of formal script with orderly letters all lined up to contrast against the loose quality of the swashes. This is the fourth iteration of this piece each one refined further. After the initial line drawing I add contrast by building up the weight in layers rather than drawing an outline of where the weight would be added then filling it in. I've found that building up the weight optically in layers helps train my eye on proper balance consistency and proportion…

Experimenting with stress and contrast. #typeexperiment #lettering. From designer neilsecretario on Instagram.

Experimenting with stress and contrast. #typeexperiment #lettering. From designer neilsecretario on Instagram.

Process of drawing a script 'L' 1) Scan of loose brush pen sketch 2) mono-line bézier 3) weight and moderate contrast 4) fill and optical adjustments  #lettering #type #beziercurves. From designer neilsecretario on Instagram.

Process of drawing a script 'L' 1) Scan of loose brush pen sketch 2) mono-line bézier 3) weight and moderate contrast 4) fill and optical adjustments #lettering #type #beziercurves. From designer neilsecretario on Instagram.

Newest addition to the personal library De Amsterdamse Krulletter by @retypefoundry available at @typotheque_com  These hand-painted swash letters are found on the windows of many traditional bars in Amsterdam. So incredible to see some of the surviving examples of this lettering style during @losttypecoop #fieldtripvan a few years ago. #Amsterdam #krulletter. From designer neilsecretario on Instagram.

Newest addition to the personal library De Amsterdamse Krulletter by @retypefoundry available at @typotheque_com These hand-painted swash letters are found on the windows of many traditional bars in Amsterdam. So incredible to see some of the surviving examples of this lettering style during @losttypecoop #fieldtripvan a few years ago. #Amsterdam #krulletter. From designer neilsecretario on Instagram.

#fieldtripVAN. From designer neilsecretario on Instagram.

#fieldtripVAN. From designer neilsecretario on Instagram.

#fieldtripVAN. From designer neilsecretario on Instagram.

#fieldtripVAN. From designer neilsecretario on Instagram.

#fieldtripVAN. From designer neilsecretario on Instagram.

#fieldtripVAN. From designer neilsecretario on Instagram.

A #script 'N' study. Anyone else drawing on a Saturday night?. From designer neilsecretario on Instagram.

A #script 'N' study. Anyone else drawing on a Saturday night?. From designer neilsecretario on Instagram.

Oh ___. From designer neilsecretario on Instagram.

Oh ___. From designer neilsecretario on Instagram.

The right and wrong way. #howtopaintsignsandshowcards 1938. From designer neilsecretario on Instagram.

The right and wrong way. #howtopaintsignsandshowcards 1938. From designer neilsecretario on Instagram.

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