Elegant Monogram Lettering: From Hand-Drawn Sketch to Digital Styling | Kelly Thorn | Skillshare

Elegant Monogram Lettering: From Hand-Drawn Sketch to Digital Styling

Kelly Thorn, Letterer & Illustrator

Play Speed
  • 0.5x
  • 1x (Normal)
  • 1.25x
  • 1.5x
  • 2x
8 Lessons (46m)
    • 1. Introduction & Project

    • 2. Inspiration, Resources & Materials

    • 3. Sketching Your Concept

    • 4. Drawing Digitally

    • 5. Collaging in Photoshop

    • 6. Collaging in Photoshop II

    • 7. Wrapping Up

    • 8. Explore Design on Skillshare


About This Class

Join lettering artist Kelly Thorn to design a monogram marrying the tactile, imperfect look of handiwork with the polish and refinement of a digital illustration!

Perfect for graphic designers, lettering artists, and type enthusiasts, this 45-minute class shares how to seamlessly combine hand-done elements with vector drawings.

From researching and sketching, to painting by hand, to refining her work in Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop, Kelly shares her own full process so that you can design a beautiful acronym or monogram word of your own.

Note: For this class, students should have a basic understanding of both Illustrator and Photoshop — and be interested in developing their by-hand skills!




Image courtesy of Kelly Thorn





  • --
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • All Levels
  • Beg/Int
  • Int/Adv


Community Generated

The level is determined by a majority opinion of students who have reviewed this class. The teacher's recommendation is shown until at least 5 student responses are collected.

Kelly Thorn

Letterer & Illustrator

Kelly specializes in design, illustrative lettering, and killing plants (though she loves to draw them). She's currently living in Brooklyn and working full-time as her own boss-lady.

From June 2012-June 2015, Kelly worked as Senior Designer at Louise Fili Ltd. She's a 2012 graduate from Tyler School of Art, where she majored in Graphic and Interactive Design.

See full profile

Report class