Layouts For Lettering | Beginner Tips For Creating Quote Layouts With Your Lettering

Emma Witte, Owner & Artist, Black Chalk Collective

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16 Lessons (27m)
    • 1. Introduction to Layouts for Lettering

      1:19
    • 2. Overview of Class

      1:07
    • 3. Tip 1: Size and Orientation

      1:38
    • 4. Tip 2: Shapes and Boundaries

      1:03
    • 5. Tip 3: Negative Space

      2:58
    • 6. Tip 4: Colour and Illustrations

      1:09
    • 7. Tip 5: Audience

      0:48
    • 8. Tip 6: Combining Styles

      1:10
    • 9. Tip 7: Consistency

      3:45
    • 10. Tip 8: Show Someone

      0:40
    • 11. Tip 9: Use Pencil

      0:20
    • 12. Example 1: Similar Words in Quotes

      2:20
    • 13. Example 2: Happy Birthday (multiple versions)

      1:27
    • 14. Example 3: Emphasise important words

      4:12
    • 15. Example 4: Repetition and Patterns

      2:17
    • 16. Final Words

      0:53
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About This Class

Have you been learning lettering and now wanna try your hand (literally) at creating layouts, quotes or just some sentences that don't look like words simply stacked on top of one another?

Introducing the newest class by Black Chalk Co... Layouts for Lettering!

This is a BEGINNER level layouts class that will cover the following topics:

  • Size/orientation
  • Shape/boundaries
  • Negative space
  • Colour/illustrations
  • Audience
  • Combining styles
  • Consistency
  • Emphasis

You will need a basic understanding of brush or hand lettering in order for this class to be helpful. Please check out the other lettering classes offered by Black Chalk Co if you need to brush up!

Students will be talked through different tips and considerations to take into account when creating lettering layouts, then shown 4 different quote layouts that cover:

  • phrases with similar words in them
  • creating multiple versions of layouts
  • emphasis on important words for effect
  • repetition and patterns to play on

The aim of this class is to leave you feeling less nervous about attempting quotes/layouts, and to equip you with Black Chalk Co's top tips for creating lettered layouts!

This class does not teach any form of illustration - nor the basics of brush lettering.

Materials needed:

  • Pencil
  • Paper

Optional supplies to take your layouts further after this class:

  • Ruler
  • Favourite pen for inking final design
  • High quality paper for final piece
  • Light box if you're really into tracing and drafting