Hand Lettering for the Holidays - lesson No.2

Hand Lettering for the Holidays - lesson No.2 - student project

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 Hi everybody!

 

I'm taking this class as a part of the " Hand Lettering for the Holidays" organized by Skillshare and this is the No.2. Since it's a holiday season I decided to write the word "Holidays" :)

 

I am more comfortable with doing digital work so I followed the steps by translating it into the digital realm - so for transfer paper, for example, I lowered the layer's opacity and stuff like that - it certainly is manageable. However, I didn't do the vectorizing phase, since I do like the imperfect and texturized aesthetic. First I did a couple of rough sketches without thinking much about it. In the end, I decided to go for the first one in the second row.

 

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Next up was developing the concept deeper - I liked the approach of criticizing your own work so decided to do little notes to examine where I can improve the overall design. I ended up doing three rounds and for the final, I did some tweaks here and there to get to the point where I am happy with how it looks.

 

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As I was going further into it, got the idea to turn the lettering into a greeting card for my dearest. So I added florals and textures to go with the lettering. Overall I am quite happy with how it turned out!

 

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Martina's class was easy to follow and she gave a great insight into her process and on how to do the lettering on a professional level. The part I loved the most was about knowing how to criticize your own work and I definitely picked up some great practices from Martina that will help me in my work.

 

Great class! Thank you, Martina!

 

 

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Iz Ptica
Illustrator and surface designer