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Illustrated Lettering: Drawing Intricate Floral Forms

Gemma O'Brien, Designer, Lettering Artist

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12 Videos (1h 8m)
    • Getting Started

      2:30
    • Gathering Flowers

      6:16
    • Researching Typefaces

      5:53
    • Sketching Letters

      9:22
    • Photographing & Composition

      4:29
    • Collage & Design

      5:59
    • Sketching

      5:36
    • Inking: Hero Flower

      8:03
    • Inking: Details

      11:06
    • Closing

      0:25
    • Bonus: "Make It" Skillshare Short Film Featuring Gemma O'Brien

      8:06
    • More to Explore

      0:37

About This Class

Love lettering, illustration, and the dramatic romance of flowers? Learn how to bring them all together in this stunning creative class with award-winning artist Gemma O'Brien!

You'll create an intricate, illustrated letterform with Gemma's unique creative method: using real flowers for inspiration, sketching large letterforms, collaging digital imagery, and sketching and inking details for an incredible final effect.

Blending digital and analog techniques, Gemma reveals a wholly unique approach to hand-drawn work. Key lessons explore:

  • Selecting flowers for inspiration, form, and style
  • Typeface guidance for large-scale letterforms
  • Collaging & composition techniques in Photoshop
  • Intricate illustration detailing with black marker pens

Every lesson breaks down her step-by-step approach, while also sharing illustration and composition techniques you can add to your personal repertoire and bring to projects of your own.

All are invited to join this class and flex their creativity. Whether you’re new to illustration and looking for a weekend project, or a seasoned artist aiming to create a complex piece, you'll gain insights and skills for use again and again. Once you dive in to Gemma’s creative lettering, you’ll never look at illustration the same way again.

      

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Images: Gemma O'Brien x Skillshare

198 of 198 students recommendSee All

Very interesting to see the process and how much preparation it takes to create something as nice as this.
This class details the brainstorming, design thinking, and illustrative techniques that go into making these floral illustrations in a beautiful way. Gemma O'Brien is an excellent designer, artist and teacher!
I loved this class and can recommend it highly! Seeing how Gemma creates her letters was very informative and I'm sure I'll use the techniques I learned in this class in future projects. I did hate filling up an A3 sized ampersand, but in the end it was worth it. :)
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Gemma O'Brien

Designer, Lettering Artist

Gemma O'Brien is an Australian artist specializing in lettering, illustration and typography. Watch a behind-the-scenes Skillshare exclusive on her creative journey, process, and craft!

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