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Design Beautiful Greeting Cards: Using Brushpen Lettering Techniques

Carmel Wilson, Lettering & Illustration At Bricky House Co.

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7 Lessons (20m)
    • 1. Class Introduction

    • 2. Basic Tools & Supplies

    • 3. Brainstorming & Thumbnail Sketches

    • 4. Initial Design

    • 5. Inking & Refinement

    • 6. Digitization & Final Design

    • 7. Class Project


About This Class

Welcome to this new fun class! This class focuses on creating humble greeting card designs using techniques from brushpen & hand-lettering. It’s about teaching you a specific method and workflow where you learn how to design beautiful greeting cards for any occasion or for gifting it to your friends, family or your love. I will tell you about how you can express your feelings and emotions to someone by sending them a handmade greeting card.

If you have just started out or you know the basics of lettering in any form, then this class is for you. It also covers basics about the tools and techniques that can help you in other creative projects as a designer. So hit enroll and jump right in!

The tools that are required is nothing special. I recommed you to use all that you have if you already are doing such projects. If you are just starting out then you can try different tools that suites your style. Any pencil for sketching and a brush pen for inking is enough to get going.

But for your ease and curosity, here are few of the tools suggested:

  • Brush-pens: TomBow Dual Brushpens, Pentel Fude Brush Pen (Bold & Medium) or Pentel Color Brush Pens. You can use any refillable or soft brushpens for practicing.
  • Pencils: Mechanical or any simple pencils.
  • Eraser.
  • Scanner.
  • Sheet: You can use the copier paper too. But try to use bleed-proof marker sheets. Or anything which can withstand wet ink of a brush-pen. For practicing anything is good.

You can use any supplies that you own right-now. These are the basic tools that you can find at any art supplies store. You can also follow my "Brush Letterer's Shopping List". Thanks!