Have you noticed a trend at the moment to use gradient fills for lettering? It seems to be everywhere and I for one am happy because I love this effect!
Being that it’s the first Thursday of the month (that’s freebie Thursday to the newbies), I thought I’d not only show you how I achieve this style, but also give you some free gradient brushes so you can try it out for yourself!Continue Reading
Did you know the human eye can distinguish about 10 million different colours? Makes you head spin doesn’t it? I don’t know about you, but I have difficulty picking harmonious colour palettes for lettering (even with 10 million to choose from). Continue Reading
So you’ve been practicing hard, your lettering and calligraphy skills are improving leaps and bounds. You post your work to instagram and other social media channels and your friends are starting to notice. Continue Reading
I must admit, this week’s post almost didn’t happen. I try to have articles in the buffer ready incase the unexpected occurs. Things have been beyond crazy lately and for the last few weeks I have been preparing posts from week to week. Continue Reading
It’s becoming more and more popular to see lettering intertwined with either photography or illustrations. The use of shadows and shading help give the illusion the lettering is set within the design.Continue Reading
I recently met Christian (Type By Chris) on a visit to the Apple Store (fittingly!). I was meaning to attend a Lettering workshop Ian Barnard was holding at the Covent Garden branch in London. Unfortunately, I arrived too late to catch any of the workshop, but was able to say hello to Ian afterwards which is how I met Christian. Continue Reading
Before I knew what to call them, flourishes had drawn me into the art of Lettering and Calligraphy. I remember filling notebooks with random swirls when I was a teenager. Who knew it would be good training for flourishing letters later on! Continue Reading