Lettering for Designers: One Drop Cap Letterform at a Time | Jessica Hische | Skillshare

Lettering for Designers: One Drop Cap Letterform at a Time

Jessica Hische, Letterer and Illustrator

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14 Videos (1h 41m)
    • Introduction

      1:31
    • Research

      6:04
    • What is Lettering?

      4:30
    • Brainstorming

      6:12
    • Upload, Share, and Critique

      2:04
    • Sketching Tips

      13:33
    • Initial Sketching

      4:57
    • Choosing a Direction

      10:06
    • Drop Cap #1

      16:59
    • Drop Cap #2

      11:03
    • Letterform Basics

      7:39
    • Plotting Vector Points

      6:06
    • Self-Critique

      9:31
    • Explore Design on Skillshare

      0:37
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About This Class

The foundation of all lettering is understanding how to create just one beautiful letter.

In this popular class, learn how to create beautiful letters and alphabets by starting with the simplest possible project: making a single letter! You'll join acclaimed letterer and illustrator Jessica Hische as she walks through her personal lettering process and share tips and tricks from throughout her stunning career, ranging from personal projects like "Daily Drop Cap" and "Should I Work For Free" to opening title sequences for Wes Anderson.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Sketch your ideas to create a solid foundation for your design
  • Digitize your work in illustrator, including using handlebars and vector points
  • Identify what makes a letter look organic and replicate it in your own work
  • Critique your work to get those solid finishing touches (even perfect curves)

After finishing this class, you will have a finished drop cap letter and a full arsenal of tools to create perfect letters that will feel natural and look amazing for every project and style.

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Jessica Hische

Letterer and Illustrator

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In her new class, Jessica walks through her full process for creating intricate, hand-lettered book covers. From initial ideation to final stylistic details, you'll gain behind-the-scenes access into how Jessica approaches every aspect of her book covers, enabling you to level up your work and see more possibilities with every project you take on. 

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