Hand-Lettering Workshop: Illustrating with Lettering

Mary Kate McDevitt, Lettering and Illustration

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8 Lessons (36m)
    • 1. Introduction

      3:27
    • 2. Your Assignment

      3:15
    • 3. Finding Inspiration

      6:41
    • 4. Brainstorming

      8:37
    • 5. Creating Thumbnails

      8:02
    • 6. Sketching

      3:07
    • 7. Final Thoughts

      2:25
    • 8. More Creative Classes on Skillshare

      0:33
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Project Description

Create a hand-lettered illustration inspired by your favorite animal.

ASSIGNMENT

Your assignment is to incorporate illustration into your hand-lettering resulting in a piece inspired by your favorite animal. By going through this process you’ll learn how to develop a concept that pushes your illustration and lettering style forward.

Get started by choosing an illustration approach:

  • illustrations alongside typography
  • letters taking the form of objects
  • subtle motifs throughout letterforms

Next, you’ll take your illustration approach and focus in on an overall concept for your piece. You can:

  • letter the name of your animal
  • letter a quote about your animal
  • letter a drop cap (such as the first initial of your animal)

DELIVERABLE

Post your progress in the project gallery to get feedback from fellow students. A final project includes:

  • animal of your choice (name/images)
  • brainstorm images
  • reference material
  • thumbnail concepts
  • revised final sketches
  • final vectorized and colored design (optional)

Be sure to post each image as you complete it, sharing your progress and getting valuable feedback as you move ahead with your project.

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