The First Steps of Hand-Lettering: Concept to Sketch (Lettering I)

Mary Kate McDevitt, Letterer

12 Videos (1h 57m)
  • Exploring Inspiration

    • Trailer

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      01:42
    • Getting started!

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      5
      08:58
  • Basics of Lettering

    • Tools

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      9
      09:46
    • Lettering Warm Up Part I

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      03:13
    • Lettering Warm-Up Part II

      14:01
    • Understanding Hand-Drawn Letters

      12:29
    • Final Tips

      00:45
  • Sketching

    • Thumbnails

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      08:22
    • Sketching Part I

      03:09
    • Sketching Part II

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      23:35
    • Refining Your Sketch

      03:35
  • Finalizing Your Drawing

    • Final Inking

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      27:04

About This Class

Style a phrase you love. Share it forever. Count us among the thousands transforming our handwriting into artful drawings.  In this 2-hour class, the talented Mary Kate McDevitt reveals the first steps of hand-lettering and inspires us to concept, design, and letter words for any use—a poster, magazine, t-shirt, or anything else we imagine. Plus, the impressive class project gall... Read More

Mary Kate McDevitt, Letterer

My name is Mary Kate McDevitt, and I've been working as a full time freelance letterer since 2010. I've had the privilege of working for a number of great clients, including Nintendo, Sesame Street, Nike, O Magazine, Chronicle Books and CMYK Magazine... Read More