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I'm starting work on my first typeface and I've run into a lot of issues and questions concerning how to translate my ideas from my sketches to vector. I've been sifting around for information quite a bit to get a sense for the process and all the little important details this encompasses...But for everything I've read I still don't quite have the experience to get me that confidence I need to get going with this project.
Recently, I've read through these forums, countless blog entries and these websites:
I even asked for this book for Christmas, which is proving to be quite a help concerning designing my letter forms and learning about them:
One piece of the puzzle I'm missing after all my research is how to go about translating my sketches and ideas into vector format.
To help you to understand more about what I'm asking, I will enclose some sketches of the proposed typeface. Please note that this typeface is still in the conceptual stage and I have by no means refined it to anywhere near where I want it to be. These are simply sketches and doodles...
I call it Canoe Sans because when I started to design it, the shape of the letters made me want to write 'canoe' over and over. It is very rounded and casual, but the organic curves are proving difficult for me to render digitally. Sorry for the wall of questions...any guidance or critique is greatly appreciated!