Hand lettering has made a huge push back into design. With the resurgence of antique boutiques, craft beers and repurposed products, hand made is big for 2014 and 2015. I hope this trend lasts a while. Thumbnail sketching with a highlighter I massaged out the overall look for the word Paradise. I opted for casual lettering brush application. After getting the letters down in marker, I then scanned and vectored in illustrator. I then went into my backyard and sketched a birds of paradise flower, vectored and rendered it in illustrator. I then applied a similar color scheme to the flower and the word Paradise.