This post shows three pieces that I did in watercolor on paper that commemorate my daughter Maeve Margaret Linton Lincourt with hand-lettering arranged around Maeve’s footprints.
I’d been meaning to do these foot- and hand-prints sooner… but we didn’t get around to them until early September, a full month after Maeve was born. I figured that her feet weren’t getting any smaller, so we better print them soon.
We did three prints, all on watercolor paper. I then hand lettered Maeve’s information around them.
I started with the worst footprint: (as sort of a low stakes warm-up piece)
I don’t think it was a good idea to split the name like that.
Second I did this blue one:
I was going to add more stuff, but once I got that far it seemed pretty finished. The word “born” should be closer to the foot.
The one at the top of the post is the largest and best – with both feet, plenty of lettering, and all on good quality watercolor paper. Here are a couple of details of the lettering:
I am happy with the way it all turned out. Overall the composition is fairly balanced. The lettering is fairly wild, while still being pretty readable, and halfway consistent.
(these days I haven’t been scanning – just taking photos of artwork instead. It’s not as high quality an image… but it’s quicker.)