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Some handlettered work

Discussion in 'Hand Made Signs' started by joe morreale, Dec 16, 2019.

  1. joe morreale

    joe morreale New Member

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    I'm new and it was suggested that I post some pics of my left handed lettering. I use Flexi for some of my layouts, but modify it to fit my style.
    Here's a 30"x60" banner and a 4'x8' plywood sign KIMG0004.jpg KIMG0062.jpg
     
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  2. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    Nice!
     
  3. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Talent
     
  4. Gino

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    Nice touch.

    Did you use a pounce or paint mask ??
     
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  5. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    nice to see some real work not vinyl!
     
  6. bob

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    Skilled work but he duck should have been facing the other way.
     
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  7. BIG EASY DOES IT

    BIG EASY DOES IT Very Active Member

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    Do you find it hard to charge for your talent???? These layouts could easily be copied and digitally printed for I'm guessing half the cost. How do you market the added cost of your signs? What's the benefit to the end user. Lifespan of the paint vs. lifespan of the vinyl?
     
  8. joe morreale

    joe morreale New Member

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    I usually make a pounce pattern, unless it's a real knock out, like temporary on paper. I hardly ever get what a good painted job is worth. I'm usually just a little more than a vinyl shop. I don't look for work and most of what I do is practically giveaway. Like banners for teachers & local charities. I do believe that properly cared for paint will outlast vinyl. I have seen 25 year old lettered signs. If painted signs were treated like car paint, cleaned and waxed occasionally they last a long time
     
  9. joe morreale

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    This is a gold leaf window I did back when we used to make real money painting signs, in the late 80s. The black outlines on the crest are silkscreened black. The castle and background of the lion are platinum. The rest of the gold is 23k. The lettering was backed up using a silk screen, as the small lettering was only 1/2'' tall. All the gilding, backing of gold and color painting were done by hand.

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  11. stripe52

    stripe52 New Member

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    Joe, very nice work, good to see some hand lettering for a chang.

    I am also left handed and find it is an asset when doing slanted lettering on the inside of a glass window. I use a mahl stick for almost all my lettering.
     
  12. Billct2

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    Do you shade on the left because you are a lefty? I think I recall my sign painting teacher mentioning it was harder for lefties to work over wet lettering.
     
  13. SignosaurusRex

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    Very nice and clean work. :thumb:
     
  14. Gino

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    Don't know about the OP, but since I was about 4 years old, I always got a Dale Carnage drawing set for Christmas. The sun was always in the upper right, so by repeated reinforcement, I always shade to lower left.
     
  15. The Hobbyist

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    Dang. I wish my hand was HALF as steady as that! VERY nice work!
     

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