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heypenman  things of interest, collections, my online sketchbook. honolulu, hawai‘i


Different ornate letters I've been working on. Want to make a few into wax seals. The R is probably too intricate.

Haven't done a #letteringtips in awhile.
Wax seal design process.
1. Draw design using Adobe Illustrator with pen and width tool. (Any color is fine. I used grey to be able to see points). 2. Expand lines to become objects and unite once all lines are expanded.
3. Select all. Live paint and fill between lines (black) using live paint bucket.
4. Live paint expand. Use magic wand to select only gray lines. Delete grey lines so only black remains.
5. Place into Adobe Photoshop wax stamp background. Add bevel and emboss. Set stamp design layer color to 0% fill. Bevel and emboss will remain visible.
6. Adjust image using IG filters to create more shadow and depth.

Monty wants my shave ice. He screeched like a pterodactyl when he finally saw it.

Monty looks a bit like a sleeping cow when he's resting.

Commissioned work for my very talented barber @chvnningb and his Hawai‘i Barber Brotherhood. Best barber I've ever been to.

Repost from @suzcunningham Probably my favorite calligrapher. Thanks for making my waxseals made by @blackmarketintl look so good!

New gold foil cards for the amazingly talented @simonhtattoo All printed, cut and delivered.

My Ganesha wax seal. The remover of obstacles and patron of letters. Available @blackmarketintl

My flourished bird wax seal ready to go. Available @blackmarketintl

View from my morning hike.

Refining flourishes.

Possibly a new wax seal design. A 🦊 F

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