Even though whiteboards are nowhere near my most favorite medium, there’s something fun and relaxing about having a giant canvas—and filling it all the way up. Though I’ve been doing roughly 3-5 whiteboard designs every year for my church over the last three years, I think this might be only the second time I’ve filled it all the way to the edges. I really enjoyed the fun borders and decorative elements!
It takes a lot for me to want to break way from black and white, mostly because whiteboard markers are always insanely bright, neon colors!
Anyway, there’s also something wonderful about being alone in a quiet, empty church, working on a lettering piece. I left the lights off until I needed to take pictures, because the quality of light was just relaxing.
Still, please excuse the poor picture quality. The light in our church basement is not wonderful.
I usually start with a really rough sketch, not finishing out all of the details, but just enough to indicate to myself later what I’m headed for. That’s the great thing about whiteboards—you can easily sketch something out and go back and finish each letter individually.
I tried to take more “in-process” photos this time, but that didn’t pan out too well. Regardless, you can still see a bit of my process here, especially for the slab serif letters.
I don’t know why, but I was just loving the texture on those slab serif letters once I filled them in!