I like vectorizing, even though I haven’t done it in a while. I really fell in love with the Pen tool, when I made my font almost two years ago (aka, when I hadn’t actually learned how to letter yet) but I haven’t really done a lot of vector work since then because I very rarely feel the need to vectorize. The thing is, if I want to create work for print I create my piece at a very high resolution in the first place thus I don’t have to save any piece from being pixelated. And since I’ll usually create production work on the iPad anyways which comes with an “embedded cleanup” I feel like I’m good. I’ll do vectorizing for my wax seal designs, but these are usually done very quickly since they are being etched so small. So bear in mind that I am rusty. However, I asked if you guys wanted a post on this on Instagram and you voted yes. So here it is. The vectorizing tool smackdown! Read More
Let’s talk Words
How Hand Lettering is not Calligraphy but Calligraphy is Lettering but neither is a Font because both are not Type
Let’s talk Holders
Different holder mechanisms, price classes and the difference between straight and oblique
The cheapest versatile Brush Lettering Starter Kit
A shopping list to learn about all brush lettering tool types for a small budget
It was sometime in late spring when the decision was made. The decision to leave my beloved blogging like a hacker platform and move on to a CMS I had declared my enemy years ago. Looking back at that day now feels like it was forever ago and in a way it was. This process took longer than anticipated and it is not complete as of right now, but I still want to take a minute and talk about what was going on behind the scenes.
This tutorial shows you how to put together a graphtec cb09 Blade and the setup I use with my Silhouette Portrait Machine to cut fine details. The Lettering was done in the Procreate App, exported as an image and then traced with the silhouette Studio App (free version), I used Matte Vinyl from the Silhouette Blade. I know these blades supposedly work with the Silhouette Cameo too, I do not know about Cricut Machines.
This style is inspired by @stefankunz & @ipadlettering, I tried to figure out how they do it and came up with a similar effect using only procreate default brushes, and since I was asked how I achieved this look by a great many people, here’s the Tutorial for it.
This is done on an iPad Pro 9.7 in the Procreate App, using the Apple Pencil.
this post was originally published on medium
I was fourteen when I met the love of my life. Words and I had known each other forever. But we only had realized that we were a match two years prior, when I first realized that bending and blending and sorting and jumbling and putting together and tearing apart were things I really liked to do to words and sentences.
I know as a beginner, especially when you’re not really sure if Calligraphy is really your thing any kind of investment is worth one or two thoughts. You don’t want to spend a ton of money, unless you’re sure. So what route should you go? Get everything cheap? Get everything good, so you really know it’s not the tools that are bad? Here’s a – slightly opinionated – post where saving is fine and when splurging might make a really big difference.
This time I promise to cut myself short!