Love this shading letters in illustrator class. It works well with uni-weight fonts. Plus, in love with the knife tool in illustrator if you don't want to pen tool your font. Knife tool is a great way to turn a downloaded font into a stroke(not an outline). The result is not that accurate but acceptable.
Need something to keep my mind busy. I am thinking about doing a design challenge to watch a Skillshare class a day and share the final artwork here and dribbble. Found me at https://dribbble.com/Zouyanni