I’ve become increasingly more interested in graphic design and typography in the past few years. So, when I saw a hand-lettering class on Skillshare, I thought “Why not start with the basics?”
For the class you have to pick a quote or a phrase that means something to you, and I had to go with “You Are My Sunshine.” It’s a song my mum used to sing to me when I was little, and it’s remained close to my heart. (There’s another phrase also love, but I have to save something for the calligraphy class I’m taking down the road!)
I thought the teacher (Mary Kate McDevitt) for this class was really good. She did a excellent job of explaining each part of the class from the tools we needed to complete our projects to ways to get our creative juices flowing.
I started off with brainstorming words related to by phrase and picking a few fonts…
You can Google fonts you like, and also get ideas from books.
Once I decided on the fonts I wanted to use, it was time to start sketching my project. You can start off sketching on tracing paper if you want to go with multiple variations of the same phrase.
Well, that’s my first hand-lettering project. If you’re interested in taking a class in hand-lettering, I definitely recommend this one. You can learn more about it here, and sign up.