You guys, I have come along way with my lettering, but I am nowhere close to where I want to be.
This design to the left I just create a few days ago. The photo below I created in 2015 when I got started in the hand lettering game.
There are so many amazing artists out there, and if I spend too much time scrolling looking at their work, I would never move forward.
I look back on my early work and I honestly cringe.
I am so embarrassed by the stuff that I used to create... and sell!
But, if I never started sharing my work three years ago, I wouldn't be where I am today.
And I am so thankful for those who supported me in the beginning even when my work was mediocre at best.
They took a chance of me and because of it, I began to gain momentum and confidence.
Little by little I learned new tricks, honed my style and tried new things. I figured out what pens to use, how to digitize my work and then figured out how to letter on my iPad. Each step was frustrating. At so many moments I wanted to quit. So many times I looked at other artists with envy. And I still do. All. Of. The. Time.
But I refuse to let that envy and fear stop me from sharing what I love.
You have to do the thing and put it out there or you'll never grow.
If you want to be a writer, start writing.
If you want to be a runner, start running.
If you want to be a chef, start cooking.
If you want to be a painter, start painting.
Allow yourself to create shitty work because you have to create a lot of shitty work before you can ever make anything good.