Good Letters, Great Words: Drawing a Cohesive Hand-Lettered Piece | Isabel Urbina Peña | Skillshare

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!

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

    • 3. Materials Needed

    • 4. Brainstorming + Inspiration

    • 5. Understanding Letters

    • 6. Defining Letterforms

    • 7. Sketching

    • 8. Drawing in Layers & Refining Your Sketch

    • 9. Inking

    • 10. Final Thoughts


About This Class


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.





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Isabel Urbina Peña

Designer & Letterer

Hi! My name is Isabel Urbina Pe?a and I'm a designer and lettering artist based in New York. I currently work as a book cover designer at Random House. Some of my clients include American Museum of Natural History, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Variety, Campari, Diner Journal & Museo de Arte Contempor?neo de Caracas.

I obtained my BFA in Visual Communication and Design in 2008 where I graduated with honors from ProDise?o in Caracas, Venezuela. Later on, I continued my studies at the Cooper Union's ...

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