Lowercase Letterform Study: Create a Hand Lettered Quote with Minimal Sketching | Jennifer Coyle | Skillshare

Lowercase Letterform Study: Create a Hand Lettered Quote with Minimal Sketching

Jennifer Coyle, Skillshare Teacher, Designer, Illustrator

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10 Lessons (32m)
    • 1. Getting Started

      1:37
    • 2. Gathering Materials

      1:07
    • 3. Lowercase Typography Basics

      2:43
    • 4. Gathering Inspiration and Resources

      1:12
    • 5. Drawing and Minimal Sketching

      5:22
    • 6. Digitizing Part 1: Digitize your letter pieces

      3:13
    • 7. Digitizing Part 2: Complete your letter inventory

      8:18
    • 8. Digitizing Part 3: Colors

      5:23
    • 9. Digitizing Part 4: Final stylistic touches

      1:44
    • 10. Final Words

      0:58

Project Description

Your Favorite Quote or Lyrics, Hand Lettered with Lowercase Letters and Minimal Sketching

ASSIGNMENT

Create a hand lettered quote with minimal sketching. Thinking critically about letterforms you need for an entire quote can save you a lot of time.

This project will cover a lot of tips and tricks in Illustrator to show you how to create letters from pieces of typography anatomy by using them over and over again. This will create a more cohesive look since a lot of the pieces are being reused.

MATERIALS NEEDED

Here are the tools you will need for this class.

  • Paper or graph paper
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Black inking pen or marker
  • Ruler
  • Scanner (not mandatory but highly recommended)
  • Adobe Photoshop (get a free trial here)
  • Adobe Illustrator (get a free trial here)

DELIVERABLES AND PHASES

Share your work as you follow along with each step. To help keep you inspired and to motivate your classmates, create your student project now with your initial sketches and inspiration photos, and update it with images as you cover these key phases. (See sample project)

  1. Resources and inspiration
  2. Drawing with minimal sketching
  3. Digitizing your letter pieces
  4. Creating all of your letters
  5. Laying out your quote
  6. Adding color, plus color variations that you also like
  7. Adding finishing touches

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