Lowercase Letterform Study: Create a Hand Lettered Quote with Minimal Sketching
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Lowercase Typography Basics2:43
Gathering Inspiration and Resources1:12
Drawing and Minimal Sketching5:22
Digitizing Part 1: Digitize your letter pieces3:13
Digitizing Part 2: Complete your letter inventory8:18
Digitizing Part 3: Colors5:23
Digitizing Part 4: Final stylistic touches1:44
About This Class
Take your favorite song lyrics or quote and transform it into a fun, hand lettered composition using minimal sketching. Learn how to save time when creating a paper to digital lettering piece by combining critical thinking about letterforms with Illustrator magic.
This class is geared towards anyone with a love of lettering and illustration, and a basic understanding of Illustrator. The class is fast-paced, but all crucial steps and tips are included for the software.
This assignment will cover lowercase typography anatomy principles, block hand lettering tips, and tools needed in Illustrator to assemble your digital drawing and add final touches.
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This class was very helpful. Jenn is straight to the point, explains everything simply, and has lots of useful tips for using Illustrator! I highly recommend taking this class.
I love textures
This class is really worth taking. You will pick up extremely practical tips for creating letters - a method that can form the basis of constructing an entire lowercase alphabet. Jenn also includes a great tip for extracting a color palette from reference artwork. Her teaching style is friendly and and encouraging.
I'm Jenn Coyle, a Philadelphia-based designer, illustrator, and blogger. INFJ.
Fun facts: I have a degree in Interior Design; I don't use it. I'm mildly allergic to peanuts. I play the ukulele. Fueled by burritos and pizza. I've watched The Office at least 4x through. Things that rock my socks: beer, brunch, pens, puppies, and indie music and films.