Not much to say. It took me longer to finish them then it should have. Both were hand-drawn, then fixed and traced in Illustrator. Textures added from my stash.
One of my favorite parts of buying old linens and handkerchiefs is seeing the monograms. And because I love lettering, I like to design them too. It’s this dance of ‘how decorative can I get this before it’s undecipherable?’ Which is really fun. I have probably hundreds of pictures that I’ve found on the web that I use as inspiration. My preference is for the ones with interlocking and interweaving letters.
Here are my three most recent ones:
I need to work on my script lettering. It’s not my strong point at all.
And then my initials, if not my style: