Over the course of this semester I have been learning and improving my skills of hand lettering.You will be able to see in this video that I have improved my skill and developed a fast pace for creating my pieces. ( I promise I did not take out any frames) The pieced in the video took me about 5 minutes.
Hey guys, as I am nearing the end of my learning project I wanted to invite you to check out my Pinterest board that I have been using to organize all my resources it has been a secret weapon of mine that really helped me, so click here and check it out! Please also check out my Instagram account, made specifically for my hand lettering online project.
As the semester comes close to end I want to find a way to display all my work collectively for all to see! Because this is an ONLINE learning project I decided to keep my gallery online, so I have created an Instagram account specifically for my hand lettering projects, pieces, and progress.
So here’s what I need YOU to do:
1. If you don’t already have an Insatgram account sign up for one here.
It is no secret that I am a Pinterest addict! I basically use it like it’s google sometimes, it’s like my go to search engine. Over the last few days I have found some awesome sites that have and will help me a little bit more in my hand lettering. I found this site that may help me take my hand-lettering to the next level if I choose to take it here! I think it is cool to consider digitizing my art… I mean, this is class about technology.
As I was browsing through the hand- lettering category on Pinterest I found Skillshare. It is a great site that brings leaners and creators together hosting several tutorials and classes on many different forms of arts and craft. Lucky for me I found the digitizing hand-lettering tutorial! This was like winning the lottery for me. Being to take my art digital is something I get really want to learn about. So I have decided to join this class for the month, it will only cost me about ten dollars per month ( if I decide to continue after this one month). I hoping I can learn from these classes and hopefully produce some pieces. I will keep you posted on whether or not I have success in my digitizing journey!
Through the process of my learning project I am finding it hard to lean away from my hand lettering and post about it, its just too fun to put down. However I want to share this fun with anyone and everyone.
In todays day and age we do almost everything on the computer, which means, we also create a lot of things on the computer. I get it, I really do, but as an artist I feel myself pulling back from letting the computer take full control. The great thing is; we also have the opportunity to create works by hand and then later digitize them. Digitizing work makes it easier to share, so I totally get that and agree with it. However there is something so enchanting and genuine about the pen and paper stroke marks that make art form like hand lettering so pleasing. In other words, it much more amazing to she the hand work of a calligrapher/ typographers/ hand- letterer than to see a computer printed phrase or word. I mean lets face it, anyone can do that! Which is great, but what about us artists who work hard to build up our talent to create beauty for all to see?
Over the course of this project I find myself looking at the computer printed works, and countless Pinterest quotes overlaying beautifully edited photos, and just wish that I create letters that looked as flawless. Lately though, I have been able to appreciate the perfect imperfections that make handmade art so charming and enduring. So, I decided to make some rough drafts and just let my mind and hand flow. This is a strategy I use a lot when creating art, It give the artist a break from their work but keeps the creative juices flowing. Sometimes the art one creates without a desired outcome works as the greatest inspiration.
Here is what I came up with when I let my hands and mind roam free! This has turned out to b some of my favourite pieces!
I have been searching high and low on every inch of the internet for the best hand lettering tutorials that might possibly make me a pro ( wishful thinking ). Here are some of the site and videos I have found that I haven’t talked about yet!
2. This video with some cool techniques I haven’t seen before
there is also this video made by the same person. It is cool to see this type of lettering, but other than just watching there isnt much to learn from the video. I still used it anyway because it is a form of lettering I want to try!
3. 9000 things – A DIY , Design and Handmade Blog By Ali Nichole
this is an awesome site that shows me how she make her work digital; super useful I definitely want to try this out!
I also found this video from moeglydesign.com . I also really love his site. Do check it out, you wont regret it, I guarantee. By December I hope I can pull something like this off!
Stay tuned for another post as I use these sites to help me create to rad pieces! And if you have ever come across any useful tutorials please let me know, and comment below!