A Comprehensive Guide to Hand Lettering: Creating Graphic and Script Styles

Erik Marinovich, Co-founder of Friends of Type

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16 Lessons (1h 54m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:50
    • 2. Seeking Inspiration

      3:54
    • 3. Using References

      9:25
    • 4. Materials

      7:31
    • 5. Practicing Lettering Strokes

      3:58
    • 6. Practicing Sans Serif

      11:45
    • 7. Practicing Casual Script

      12:14
    • 8. Laying Out a Composition

      10:58
    • 9. Transferring the Composition

      4:59
    • 10. Using a Broad Nib

      8:44
    • 11. Using a Broad Nib (Part 2)

      8:17
    • 12. Types of Shading

      3:37
    • 13. Applying Shading and Touching Up

      8:55
    • 14. Applying the Address

      11:14
    • 15. Applying the Address (Part 2)

      5:58
    • 16. Explore Design on Skillshare

      0:37
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Project Description

Create a uniquely hand-lettered envelope for a friend

ASSIGNMENT

Create a hand-lettered envelope to surprise a friend in the mail with your own unique style. By doing this project, you'll learn the step-by-step process for designing graphic, hand-lettered projects. Through the lens of a hand-lettered envelope, we'll cover researching styles and finding inspiration, practicing hand-drawing foundational strokes for every letter, sketch a friend’s address, and paint a final envelope using special effects like shadowing and outlining

DELIVERABLE

Post an photograph or scan of your final painted envelope.

RESOURCES

  • Check out my project for the class here.
  • Download the PDF below for more step-by-step guidance, materials, and tips.

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