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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About This Class

Join Mary Kate McDevitt as she brings lettering to life with illustration. This 35-minute class explores using concepts to drive the style of your lettering and finding inspiration in reference materials. Focused on sketching, you’ll explore 3 different approaches:

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

By the end, you’ll create your own hand-lettered illustration inspired by your favorite animal. This class and project is perfect for beginners seeking a fun project as well as intermediate and advanced students looking to deep-dive into a sketching challenge.

More than 25,000 students have learned to hand letter with Mary Kate's first 3 Skillshare classes: The First Steps of Hand Lettering, The Final Steps of Hand-Lettering and Vintage Hand-Lettering: Styling Phrases for Timeless Appeal.