Hand-Lettering Quote, Illustrated Rumi Quote, Hand-Lettered Quote, by illustrator and artist Yaansoon
Personal project – I created this hand-lettered quote for my blog’s “Illustrated Travel Stories” to celebrate the many layers of travel, in accordance to the ancient mystical Sufi teachings. But I didn’t want the hand-lettering artwork to look too oriental, as these teachings are as universal as the beautiful poetry and wisdom of love poet, Jalaluddin Rumi.
That’s why I chose a chalkboard background and a light, fun feel to go with the quote. The dark background also reminds us of the night, which is also a connotation for wandering into the unknown and the unfamiliar.
To remind the viewer of the Eastern origins of the quote, I added playful Eastern patterns to the luggage bag.
Illustration Technique: Parts of the hand-lettering and textures are done digitally using Adobe Photoshop. However, the original sketch started as a pen and ink illustration on paper, which was then digitised for further digital painting and editing.