Good Letters, Great Words: Drawing a Cohesive Hand-Lettered Piece

Isabel Urbina Peña, Designer & Letterer

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10 Lessons (1h 3m)
    • 1. Welcome!

      1:47
    • 2. Project: Hand Letter the Name of Your City

      1:51
    • 3. Materials Needed

      0:25
    • 4. Brainstorming + Inspiration

      4:36
    • 5. Understanding Letters

      1:53
    • 6. Defining Letterforms

      14:00
    • 7. Sketching

      16:24
    • 8. Drawing in Layers & Refining Your Sketch

      11:24
    • 9. Inking

      9:38
    • 10. Final Thoughts

      0:39

About This Class

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In this hour-long class, you will learn how to design an original piece of lettering in a step-by-step process, starting with analyzing and understanding the construction of existing letterforms to come up with an original stunning, well-informed piece of lettering.

For your own project in this class, you will hand-letter the name of your city, hometown or neighborhood. This project will allow you to practice the basics of lettering and sketching, and by the end of the class, you will have a final inked hand lettered piece.

This class is great for designers, illustrators and type aficionados. No previous lettering experience is required, since the class will guide you from the basic construction of a letter, to sketching, refining and inking your piece.