Illustration and Hand Lettering: From Sketch on Paper to Beautiful Digital Design

Emily Cromwell, Illustrator + Surface Designer

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12 Lessons (55m)
    • 1. Welcome to Class!

      1:07
    • 2. Finding an Inspirational Quote

      0:53
    • 3. Thumbnail Sketches

      1:44
    • 4. Refined Sketch

      8:09
    • 5. Illustrations

      4:07
    • 6. Inking the Final Sketch

      9:50
    • 7. Scanning

      0:36
    • 8. Sketch to Vector

      6:56
    • 9. Adding Color and Texture

      10:12
    • 10. Final Touches

      5:57
    • 11. Finished Product

      4:14
    • 12. Congratulations!

      0:46

Project Description

Illustrate and Hand Letter Your Favorite Inspirational Phrase

ASSIGNMENT

Illustrate and hand letter your favorite inspirational phrase. Begin by choosing the phrase that you are wanting to work with that is short and enjoyable to you. You may have an idea of where you want to go with your phrase, but I find that sometimes it helps to gather images that inspire me and get my creative side thinking. Remember to be patient at first and be open to making a few different sketches of your illustration, sometimes it takes a few tries! When you have your sketch completely done, then you will be able to transfer it onto the computer where you will be shown step-by-step how to make your sketch into a workable vector!

MATERIALS

-Pencils
-Artist pens (I use Faber-Castell or Pigma Micron)
-Sketching or Drawing Paper
-Scanner or Ipad/Phone/Camera
-Adobe Illustrator
-Adobe Photoshop

DELIVERABLE

Upload your final illustrated and hand lettered design.

Feel free to also include:

  • Your inspirational images

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  • Sketches

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  • Inked drawing

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  • Final digitized drawing

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  • Any notes or comments about your creative process

 

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