Featured image by Jamaica Londres
So, it’s been around 3 weeks since the ABCs Book Challenge began. And wow, I’m super impressed with everyone’s submissions (did I mention we’re now over 2000+ posts? that’s crazy awesome). I’m so glad you guys are up for the challenge and are super game with showcasing your progress with lettering (also: flatlays are on point!).
We’re almost halfway through the 21-day challenge but I’m sharing a quick recap of the challenges so far – and some of my handpicked favorites from each day.
Hall of Fame
Good job to those who got in the Hall of Fame (lol at the term). I honestly will tell you there are more than 3 who showcased great work each day so kudos to everyone who submitted their artworks! I’m so proud. *happy achi tears*
DAY 1: 1 LETTER 4 WAYS
Day one was the entryway to this challenge – which is to get creative with different font styles for each letter. It’s great to see how everyone kickstarted the challenge with their own personal styles.
DAY 2: 1 NUMBER 5 WAYS
Day two was all about numbers – and it’s funny how some of you became a wee bit scared! Remember, numbers are just similar to letters in terms of shapes. The trick is to find ways to make them look different than they usually look.
DAY 3: 1 SYMBOL 6 WAYS
Another concern for you guys was about symbols – but you all proved otherwise! Here were some of my favorites from the awesome roster of symbols you all submitted.
Everyone got extra creative for drop caps – from themed to extremely embellished letters in ink and watercolor.
DAY 5: ALPHABETS
I noticed that most of you decided on themed alphabets – which were pretty cool. Inspiration can come from anywhere – movies, patterns, favorite color combinations – the possibilities are endless.
DAY 6: NICKNAME
Some of you took bold risks for Day 6 – with metallic colors and more color varieties, which were good.
DAY 7: HOMETOWN
I especially loved Day 7’s theme because I knew everyone had different interpretations of their respective hometowns – and true enough, I was blown away. Also, good to know the different locations of most of my readers. Hello from Manila!
DAY 8: CURRENT CRAVING
Day 8 made me hungry – especially with the accompanying food illustrations with your lettering work! I loved the creative outputs for this especially because the colors and the concepts you guys showed were well thought out.
DAY 9: FAVORITE CHILDHOOD TV SHOW
Nothing feels nostalgic more than looking back at your favorite childhood TV show, right? Well, it looks like it! I was amazed with the different designs everyone came up with, in relation to their favorite shows.
We’ve finished 9 days (woohoo!) of lettering, and Day 10 is coming at you on Wednesday, May 18th. Don’t forget to check this page for the full mechanics and updated list of prompts.
I said I was going to announce a surprise, right? Well, here it is!
I’m giving away a set of notebooks and watercolor paper samples (!) to 5 of you who join my giveaway. Requirement? You must have all 9 entries from the challenge.
- Post a photo collage or video of your 9 artworks (from Day 1-9) on Instagram.
- You can use Moldiv (collage) or Flipagram (video) for your IG post
- You may delete this collage after the giveaway promo.
- In the caption, share your progress so far, and how this challenge has been for you. Has it been easy? Difficult? What else are you looking forward to for the coming weeks?
- Add the hashtags #ABCsBookChallenge and #ABCGiveaways.
- Giveaway ends on May 21, Saturday. 5 lucky winners will be chosen and announced on May 23, Monday.
Good luck, and looking forward to seeing your entries!