It was so exciting to see all the projects that students made in my first Skillshare class, The First Steps of Hand Lettering, but it doesn't end there! In this online class, we'll pick up where we left off and guide you through the process of bringing your piece all the way to a final digital state.
In this class you'll learn my process of digitizing lettering, using color, and adding texture to illustrations. I will offer tips and tricks that I've picked up along the way and how you can use them in your own illustrations.
If you find letters beautiful and want to turn your handwriting into artful drawings, this is the class for you. Even if you're already a skilled letterer, you will learn new tips on what to avoid when adding color and texture and how to make a clean final file that is ready to share with friends online or send to a printer.
What You'll Learn
I'll walk you through the step by step process to create your final hand lettered piece.
What You'll Make
In this class we'll take a hand-lettered phrase and finalize it by vectorizing, adding color, and bringing in texture.
While a beautiful drawing is the most crucial part of an illustration, knowing how to add color and texture to create deliverable files to your client is very important.
My name is Mary Kate McDevitt and I've been working as a full time freelance letterer since 2010 and have worked for clients including Nintendo, Sesame Street, Nike, O Magazine, Chronicle Books and CMYK Magazine and more. I work on a variety of projects; everything from editorial illustrations, headlines for advertising, book covers, journals, posters, wine labels, and products.
I live and work in Brooklyn, NY with my boyfriend, the screen printer, Fred DiMeglio and my fluffy cat Peppy Mew Mew.
For more information and to view my entire portfolio visit marykatemcdevitt.com
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