Hand Lettering Techniques: 5 Ways to Better Work
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Why is Self Critique Important?2:03
The 5 Flags to Look Out For7:41
Starting Your Project: Inspiration2:50
Revising Your Sketch4:07
Refining Your Drawing4:05
Digitizing Your Drawing6:14
Adding Color to Your Piece8:17
BONUS: Revising Existing Work6:23
BONUS: Revising Existing Work II6:36
About This Class
Does your lettering work feel off, but you can't put your finger on why?
Mary Kate McDevitt has been lettering and illustrating for years, constantly refining and improving her work. Over the years, she's learned to critique her own lettering, noticing common mistakes and how to fix them. In this comprehensive 55-minute class, Mary Kate will share her tips to critique your own work and solve students' most common lettering missteps, including:
- Awkward Letterforms
- Mismatched Styles
- Unbalanced Composition
- Style Mismatched to Concept
- Extraneous Details
In bite-sized lessons, you'll follow Mary Kate through creating a lettering piece from start to finish, considering the 5 flags for self critique as you go. She will point out examples, common issues, and fixes along the way. You'll also watch Mary Kate critique and improve an old piece, providing opportunities to improve your eye.
Whether you're a letterer, designer, illustrator, or enthusiast, you'll gain a set of tools for self-critique to make your work better than ever.
All lettering levels welcome, although students are encouraged to explore Mary Kate's beginning lettering classes here on Skillshare, including Hand Lettering Essentials for Beginners.
My name is Mary Kate McDevitt, and I've been working as a full time freelance letterer since 2010. I've had the privilege of working for a number of great clients, including Nintendo, Sesame Street, Nike, O Magazine, Chronicle Books and CMYK Magazine and more. I take on a variety of projects; everything from editorial illustrations to headlines for advertising, to book covers, journals, posters, wine labels, and products.
I live and work in Brooklyn, NY with my boyfriend, the screen printer Fred DiMeglio, and my fluffy cat Peppy Mew Mew.
For more information, and to view my entire portfolio, visit marykatemcdevitt.com.