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Sarah Barton

graphic designer/type lover

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Richmond, VA

I'm really excited for this class because I don't think I'll have to concentrate as much as I do when using a brush pen. It can be hard to remember when to apply pressure for the thicks and thins. Plus I think monoline letter looks beautiful!

For my monoline tool, I'm using some cheap paint pens I got from the craft store not too long ago.

WARM-UP #1: SPACE

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WARM-UP #2: RHYTHM

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WARM-UP #3: ALPHABET

Some of my uppercase letters look a little weird, but for the most part they turned out okay!

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SKETCHES:

I tried a few different ways to write the R. I ended up really liking the one towards the top right (which is how I write my Rs in my normal handwriting...go figure). I also like the look of the R being close to the same size as the lowercase letters. I also like the look of wider, rounder letters as opposed to more compressed.

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I played with some different decorative elements. The star was to represent that Richmond is the capital of Virginia, but it looks way too cheesy for my taste! I really like the simplicity of the circle shape.

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SHADING:

Here's the original photo of the refined sketch.

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Then I touched it up in Photoshop. I took the photo on my iPhone, so the quality is good but not super. I was having trouble getting the lighting bright enough while still keeping the reflective quality of the gold marker.

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And finally I added the shading. Thanks for a great class Ricardo!

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