Illustrated Lettering: Design a Book Cover with Jessica Hische

Jessica Hische, Letterer and Illustrator

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16 Lessons (2h 2m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:25
    • 2. Choosing Your Book

      4:05
    • 3. Reading as Research

      4:34
    • 4. Establish Your Audience

      11:07
    • 5. Determine Your Constraints

      8:12
    • 6. Brainstorming

      3:49
    • 7. Select Your Concepts

      5:07
    • 8. Sketch Initial Thumbnails

      13:55
    • 9. Create Your Layouts

      13:23
    • 10. Sketch Your Letterforms

      9:45
    • 11. Finalize Your Letterforms

      14:42
    • 12. Choose Your Colors

      9:43
    • 13. Add Final Ornamentation

      10:28
    • 14. Final Thoughts

      3:36
    • 15. Bonus: Skillshare Short with Jessica Hische

      7:35
    • 16. More Design Classes on Skillshare

      0:37
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About This Class

Love lettering, illustration, and the wide world of books? Join lettering and illustration icon Jessica Hische for a stunning, in-depth class all about creating lettered book covers in Procreate!

From first idea to final color, follow along as Jessica shares her full process for creating hand-lettered designs. Every step is packed with helpful tips, in-depth explanation, and creative ideas you can use to level up your lettering. The perfect project for every creative, designing a book cover will give you the skills you need to apply to any graphic design project, from posters and album covers to brand identities and more. Through Jessica’s signature style and in-depth explanation, you’ll learn how to:

  • Brainstorm concepts and audiences for your book
  • Create layouts that lead to sophisticated, effective compositions
  • Choose the right lettering style for your concept
  • Work with only three colors to create a rich, detailed final work

Every lesson breaks down her step-by-step approach, while also sharing illustration and composition techniques to expand up your personal toolkit and bring to projects of your own.

Whether you’re new to lettering or have been in the design world for years, this class will transform the way you work! Once you dive into Jessica’s smart, systematic approach to creative projects, you’ll open a whole new way to approach the world of lettering.