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

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8 Videos (46m)
    • Introduction & Project

    • Inspiration, Resources & Materials

    • Sketching Your Concept

    • Drawing Digitally

    • Collaging in Photoshop

    • Collaging in Photoshop II

    • Wrapping Up

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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

96 of 99 students recommendSee All

I like letter monograms, and the idea of a word monogram just takes things up to another level. I will try some of the digital aspects.
Good for folks with a working knowledge of Illustrator and Photoshop to gain some tidbits on how to combine texture and vector. It's a short class, so pretty light and general, especially on the concept/sketching/hand media aspects, but again, good for the tips you'll pick up.
Very nice tips on integrating vector and painting into a beautiful elegant final piece. Loved her style!
Mel Cerri

Designer, São Paulo, Brasil





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.

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