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Illustrative Lettering - Turning Letters into Art

Ray Mawst, Lettering & Design

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17 Videos (32m)
    • Introduction

    • What You'll Need

    • Mind Map

    • Concept Board - Collect Images

    • Concept Board - Create A Collage

    • Draw Your Letter With Templates

    • Choosing A Font

    • Draw Within Your Letter

    • Set Up Digital File & Load Brushes

    • Draw Your Letter With The Pen Tool

    • Draw Shapes Of Flat Color 1

    • Draw Shapes Of Flat Color 2

    • Add Texture & Depth To Your Letter

    • Add Texture & Depth To Your Objects 1

    • Add Texture & Depth To Your Objects 2

    • Finishing Touches

    • Farewell!


About This Class


I will be teaching my illustrative lettering process from concept to completion, and students will be given the assignment of illustrating their favorite letter, or the first letter of their name. Once the students understand the process, they can then extend their concept to an entire word if they please. Otherwise, their illustrated letter can stand alone as a piece of artwork worthy of being framed!

If you have at least a beginner skill set in adobe photoshop, you will have no problem working your way through the digital portion of the class. I have done my best to explain all of the tools and techniques I used in the creation of my project, so after watching the videos, you should have a better understanding of how illustrate your letter digitally!

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I love this course. I think the background music is just too much, very distractive.
fascinating thank you! there's a lot to take in and it's moving quite fast so maybe removing the background music would help with concentration? otherwise, wow!
Great content, but please @Ray Mawst could you remove the music? It's so much information and the music is like a very disturbing loud lawn mower in my ear. The class itself is a big thumbs up.





Ray Mawst

Lettering & Design

Hello! My name is Ray, and I am an independent lettering artist, illustrator and designer currently living and working in Madison, Wisconsin. For just over two years, I worked in New York City in a Branding Company as a package designer. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to design packaging for companies like Glade, and Ziploc. And I have also had the opportunity to help out a hand full of start up businesses with logo designs, and t-shirt graphics.

Also, I just recently hav...

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