I felt like it was important to give you a deep dive into my very earliest lettering work. And just like most of my high school art, this lettering sucks. But these pages are so so so SO important to my progression as an artist. So, Don’t judge to harshly because this is the very early, crucial development in my lettering. But first, I wanted to link THIS VIDEO. Watch it before reading the rest of this page.

So dope right?? I watch that video at least 4-6 times a year. It always just reminds me to keep on track and to not give up.

Without further adieu, here is a glimpse into my very first formal, dedicated journal. (Reminder, the first 2 journals I will show you were also my actual written journals, meaning that I did a fair amount of art, but I was also recording my life.) I had previous sketchbooks throughout my childhood and earlier adolescence, but I have absolutely no idea where they are anymore, and quite frankly, this first journal is already “early” enough, you don’t need to see even earlier garbage. Haha…

Journal #1 saw me through a lot. I started it in Aug 2006, and finished it in May of 2008.

Journal #2 was filled between May 2008 and March 2009

You can tell with Journal #3, things get a little more colorful. This journal was filled between March 2009 and November 2010.

With Journal #4, at this point I had started doing my actual documentation of life events in digital form, so this journal is basically only drawings and art. You’ll also notice that in this journal my lettering started to get a little more polished, at least with how clean and crisp the lines were. I still had a long way to go.