To show how my 3D type can often start with brush pen calligraphy, I made this process video. I show the evolution from calligraphy to many iterations of sketches. I wanted to have add weight to the calligraphed word to make smooth, high-contrast, and chunky lettering. A lot of time was put into getting the curves just right. Once the sketch is done, I take it into Cinema 4D for reference as I model. I modeled it from scratch, not using any vectors or splines to inform the shape. Lastly, the model was rendered with Arnold render and color corrected in Photoshop.