Pamela Wilson here. At the end of this fun and informative post by Kelly Kingman, don’t miss the special (free!) workshop on creating compelling images.
In this digital age, it’s easy to forget that pen and paper is still a “killer app” when it comes to creating interesting images. Even though we’ve grown accustomed to keyboards and touch screens, creating images using your own handwriting is simple and easy.
Handwritten text stands out in a way that fonts do not. It has an immediacy and intimacy that I just love — even when it’s not “pretty.” My theory is that some part of our brain that perks up because we recognize this human touch. When we see computer-generated type day in and day out, it tends to become invisible.
Here are some simple tips and ideas for creating your own interesting images starting with nothing more than your own ABC’s.