I love letters—they drive me wild! I’ll admit it. I love words too. Of course, if you’ve been following my blog, you already know this.
I’ve now realized that I could probably draw letters all day long. I don’t know what it is about them. Each letter, and each version of each letter, has its own personality—especially if they’re hand drawn. The moment I complete a letter, putting it’s black outline on the paper where there was just blankness before, my pulse quickens.
I get excited about other shapes too, but there’s something about a letter that really says something, perhaps because it does actually say something.
Now it wouldn’t have taken a rocket scientist to figure out that language holds a special place for me (I studied literature and writing in college and have been filling journals since I was 12), but it is a pretty recent realization that I love these base units that make up language, this l m n o p (which for the record I thought was one word when I used to sing the alphabet as a kid).
I’ve been doing a lot of word drawings lately (as you can see below), but I haven’t done an alphabet other than just doodling. So I got to work today, and you will see the product below, which is now on sale over at my shop.
“Alphabet I,” 5 x 7 inches, pen and ink