My First Sign

Posted by on Oct 8, 2013 in BLOG | No Comments

Technically, it’s my second sign (I made the first one during the sign painting workshop I took) but it’s my first solo attempt at a sign, with all design choices up to me. This sign was a gift for Figone Ranch, who were kind enough to let my wife and I host an anniversary party on their property.

figonesignpractice

The practice lettering that I made my stencil from.

figonesignbasecoat

The first coat.

Here's the design stencil transferred onto the sign.

Here’s the design stencil transferred onto the sign.

figonesignoutline

The flower was painted on first because I wanted the lettering to pop on top.

figonepalette

The color palette for the dahlia. I’m not a painter so this was the first time I created colors like this.

figonesignalmostdone

Almost done. Just needed the shadowing on the letters and to erase my stencil.

The sign in its natural habitat.

The sign in its natural habitat.