I had only a vague idea of what I was getting into when I sat down to create this one, but what a wonderful experience it's been! This 13-video class is truly a labor of love, and it combines three of my very favorite things: whimsy, watercolor, and lettering into one very packed, very fun online course.
Learn the basics of hand lettering design, plus tricks for creating whimsical letters in a course that takes you from beginning sketch to finished watercolor piece, step-by-step. (Click the images in this post to get a closer look.)
In part 1, we sketch and play with letter forms. I talk about basic design principles, and give you tips for starting your own lettering practice and staying inspired. Then we move on to designing a hand lettered piece, sketching different fonts, and experimenting with layouts. Finally, I show you how to transfer your favorite design from sketchbook to final art paper. (Or you can use the downloadable sketch I created for this course.)
In part 2 of this workshop, I demonstrate watercolor techniques like creating a palette, laying down a wash, glazing, and shading. And then a bit of mixed media as we add whimsical, doodly details using paint, pens, pencils, and markers.
The techniques I teach you in this class are not just for lettering; they can be used in any watercolor project. I use them every day.
I'm excited to share this course with you. I put a lot of thought, time, energy, and heart into making this the best course I could. I experimented with different supplies, tried new techniques, and generally had a ton of fun. I know you will too.
I hope you'll come play with me.