Hand Lettering With Texture: Creating Analog, Dimensional Type | Jeff Rogers | Skillshare

Hand Lettering With Texture: Creating Analog, Dimensional Type

Jeff Rogers, Lettersmith

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13 Lessons (1h 15m)
    • 1. Trailer

      0:46
    • 2. Welcome

      4:39
    • 3. Influences and Inspiration

      8:28
    • 4. Paints

      6:49
    • 5. Painting Surfaces

      11:03
    • 6. Brushes

      6:41
    • 7. Sketching

      7:17
    • 8. Preparing to Paint

      6:04
    • 9. Sketching the Painting

      3:11
    • 10. Palette Building

      3:58
    • 11. Beginning to Paint

      7:13
    • 12. Building Layers

      7:58
    • 13. More Creative Classes on Skillshare

      0:33

Project Description

Create a dimensional painting of your favorite word

ASSIGNMENT

Make a cool piece of art to hang on your wall by paying homage to your favorite word in a dimensional lettered painting. This assignment is a great way to understand color and texture in your work- and using it to your advantage when working with letters and shapes. Painting concepts can be applied to everything- even digital design work.

DELIVERABLE

Upload your dimensional lettered painting. A finished painting includes:

  • A word
  • A 3-Dimensional element

RESOURCES

When I look for reference for dimensional type, my favorites tend to be signs I come across in real life. I like to take photos of signs from different angles to better understand how different letter forms work in 3 dimensions. I’ve found that it’s usually better if the signs aren’t mass produced and have been there for a long time. If you don’t live in a place flooded with amazing signs like NYC, these are some other great places to look for inspiration.

  • Shadow Type: Classic Three-Dimensional Lettering by Steven Heller and Louise Fili
  • Store Front - The Disappearing Face of New York by James T. Murray and Karla L. Murray
  • Abz by Julian Rothenstein and Mel Gooding
  • New York Neon  by Thomas E. Rinaldi
  • THINKMULE’S PINTEREST BOARD, ROUGHOGRAPHY www.pinterest.com/thinkmule/roughography/
  • GOOGLE IMAGE SEARCH: neon boneyard and/or neon museum
  • FLICKR: Album du peintre en batîment www.flickr.com/photos/taffeta/sets/72157625434351701/

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