My secret weapon!

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.

Here is what my Instagram page looks like:

My instagram page acts as a gallery for all my work. Here it is easy to show my progress.
My instagram page acts as a gallery for all my work. Here it is easy to show my progress.

Here is what my Pinterest board looks like:

my hand lettering board on Pinterest was a great way to organize my resources for quick and easy access.
my hand lettering board on Pinterest was a great way to organize my resources for quick and easy access.
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Hand- Lettering: Lets get digital!

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!

 

here is the class’s quick introduction:

 

 

Teach Me Your Ways; 3 steps to becoming a pro

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!

1. Wedesignstudios.com : A tutorial in hand lettering By Laura Worrick

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!

The Better The Tools The Better The Work?

Tonight, I decided to research more ways people create hand lettering pieces. An important thing and common theme I found when listening to each artist was the importance of their tools. It was stressed that specific pens and ink work better for hand lettering. More archive-able pens have an ink that can with stand more therefore giving a more clear, clean, and precise line.

I found a site online called: Blick Art Materials that sells good pens and pencils that I could find useful for hand-lettering. I think I might have to go buy some better pens as some of mine don’t seem to hold up well with the erasing step. investing in a nice comfortable mechanical pencil may be in my future as well!

In further research I wanted to find a tutorial that would walk me through the entire process of creating a hand- lettered piece, with step by step instructions. And I found just that!

I love this video tutorial! The artist basically walks the viewers through her general process, while giving clear instructions.

 

In my next post I will walk you through my process following the instructions given in the above video, stay tuned!

 

If anyone knows of great tools I should try to use and suggestions of where to buy such tools, please comment below!