Hand-Drawn Typography: Create Your Own Font Premium class

Kyle Steed, Professional Doodler

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4 Videos (33m)
    • Trailer

    • Practice Makes Progress

    • Sketch it Out

    • Viva la Vector


About This Class

Welcome to Hand-Drawn Typography 101. This course is designed for anyone interested in learning how to make their own hand-drawn font. Even if you've uttered the famous words; "I can't draw", this course is for you. We will cover the most basic fundamentals of drawing and then learn how to use those skills to make more complex shapes and figures with an emphasis on making hand-drawn typography.

In this class we will explore the basic foundations of what a font is, and more importantly how do we begin to make our own. 

What You'll Learn

  • Inspiration. You will be challenged to draw outside the box and start keeping a sketchbook with you at all times.
  • Sketch it Out. You will draw the letters and numbers that will make up your new hand-drawn font, challenging you to develop your own sense of style.
  • Creating Your Vector. You we will take your new hand-drawn font that you've sketched out and learn how to scan it in the computer and vectorize it.

What You'll Make

We will also talk about what the different styles of fonts are. You will see that even though there are thousands of other fonts out there, by finding your own unique style you will be able to create something that is one-of-a-kind. But most of all, I want my students to take away the realization that drawing should be fun. By the end of this class you'll walk away with a distinct font to create worlds with. 

47 of 69 students recommendSee All

Good for designers who want to see and hear exactly what goes through the mind of a hand-letterer. Some basic graphic design knowledge is probably helpful (I can imagine someone watching and getting stuck at image trace) but he also breaks down each step well. A little Googling can fill in any gaps you might have. Kyle is down to earth. It almost feels like a conversation, but he can't hear you when you talk back, so stop shouting. Keepin' it real instead of acting like hand drawn type is some mysterious talent you can only master if you were born with "it."
"Practice Makes Progress" is something I will have to remember for a long time! Thank you for sharing that with us and thank you for creating this course. Not bad...not bad at all! I enjoyed it!
Kendall Lyons

Writer, Cartoonist, Minister

Simple and straightforward!
Toby D.






Kyle Steed

Professional Doodler

I make my living doodling, whether it's giant murals on the side of buildings, icons for a web project or even designing my own custom fonts. I use everyday tools like pencils, pens and paper but my unique creativity & vision set my work apart from the rest.