I’m keeping myself from reading or learning anymore about design until I start practicing more. This hand lettering is the beginning of that start. 

I illustrated this lettering off of what Frank Chimero preaches. Even though I have not read his book, I follow him (is that creepy to say?). I could learn a lot from him. As soon as I practice more design. After then perhaps I'll be lucky to find his book at a bargain by the time I'm done, if anyone lets go of a copy.

"The Long Hard Stupid Way"

I'm always reminded of that scene in Aladdin where the thief becomes swallowed by the tiger for not being worthy. In a way, it's a vulnerability not knowing if you are worthy of the challenges you face until it is too late. To step into the mouth of the beast and hope you are not eaten alive.