Divine is a personal project. I wanted to create an elegant and feminine lettering, but avoid clichés such as swashes and overly-sophisticated ornaments. My goal for this piece was to reflect femininity while remaining subtle and simple.
The sketching phase took several days, as I needed to look at something else before being able to spot flaws and fix them. After the rough sketching phase, it took two clean sketches and one inked drawing before I started the vectorization.
The first pass of vectorization took an hour, which I fast-forwarded in the following video to make it fit into a two minutes hyperlapse. After this, I left the vector alone for a few days before I came back for touch ups. I consider it very important to step back from my work so I can come back with fresh eyes and spot the flaws. It’s not something you can accurately do when you’ve been staring at your work for hours.