Schultz has worked on illustrations for Supra Footwear and multinational digital entertainment products manufacturer Pioneer. He’s from a small city in Brazil called Curitiba. “Brazil is a great reference of good designers and illustrators,” Schultz says.
“Many of them go to São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro or abroad, ” he adds. However, he says that the local market in Brazil doesn’t pay very well. “99% of the works I’ve made were for abroad,” the artists says.
“People out of Brazil give more worth for the work I do.”
To produce one of his 3D typography illustrations, he starts off with a sketch. This is how he’s started his projects ever since he was a child. “I usually start making some soft outlines using a mechanic pencil (Pentel GraphGear 500) and graphite 0.5 HB.
These soft outlines serve to give a better position for the components and ensure that everything is balanced in the artwork,” shares Schultz. Then he refines the components using a graphic 2B pencil, which is thicker and bolder. He sometimes uses a French curve to make the elegant curves that you’ll often see in his pieces.
He then digitalizes the sketches and imports them in Photoshop. He’ll trace the artwork using Photoshop’s Pen Tool in Paths mode. “The lights and shadows are made using a layer set to ‘Multiply’ and the ‘Brush tool’,” He explains.
Hand Lettered 3D Typography Showcase
Here are a few of Marcelo Schultz’s hand lettered 3D typography illustrations.
Did You Like Marcelo’s Work?
If you want to buy some of Marcelo’s prints, head on over to his Society6 online store.
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