In my work, each design is unique and has it's own personality. However, I also strive to develop designs that fit into a distinct Meekly Yours style. Designers and letterers work differently based on their style and the tools they know best. Here's how I create most of my hand lettering and illustrations pieces.
Each design starts as a sketch in pencil or ink to figure work out the wording, composition, letter forms, and graphic accents. I often use multiple sketches to explore variations and styles. After developing my ideas with pen and paper, I refine them digitally so the final design has clean, even lines and can include subtle accents that give professional, polished look. Although it sounds straightforward, many people find the process difficult to visualize.
Let me know in the comments what you want to know about hand lettering or if you want to see more behind the scenes posts like this.