Royal Highness is a new Font Design that I have created by hand. The idea was inspired by a variety of decorative and elaborate display fonts as well as things like armor, crowns, angels, and things of that nature. The project has taken me about three months to complete and is by far the most involved design project that I have ever completed.
I started by sketching each of the letters individually in my sketchbook. From there, I scanned each letter and cleaned them up in Photoshop, darkening the lines and trying to get as much contrast in each of the letters as possible. It was then that I began the time consuming process of tracing every line and detail in Illustrator.
The letter forms are unified not only be the consistent use of shapes that make up each of the letters, but also by the platform that each letter sits upon and the feathers coming down at the bottom of each one.