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

Jenn Coyle, Skillshare Teacher, Designer, Illustrator

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10 Videos (32m)
    • Getting Started

      1:37
    • Gathering Materials

      1:07
    • Lowercase Typography Basics

      2:43
    • Gathering Inspiration and Resources

      1:12
    • Drawing and Minimal Sketching

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

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

      8:18
    • Digitizing Part 3: Colors

      5:23
    • Digitizing Part 4: Final stylistic touches

      1:44
    • Final Words

      0:58

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.

24 of 24 students recommendSee All

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.
Christina Christensen

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.

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Jenn Coyle

Skillshare Teacher, Designer, Illustrator

I'm Jenn Coyle, a Philadelphia-based designer, illustrator, and blogger. INFJ.

I live for funky-cute illustration styles and have a passion for typography. Follow along with my tutorials on HelloBrio.com to learn about digital illustration, or take my Skillshare classes.

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.