About This Class

As I learn more about Art Licensing, I've come to understand the importance of a good portfolio. It's commonly advised to include lettering in your portfolio, but what if you're not skilled in hand-lettering? Not everyone has that talent. Well, I've found a helpful hack that makes it much easier. As a warm-up to the technique, I've been practicing one-word layouts. Let me walk you through the entire process.

Initially, I sketched out some bold letters by hand in my art journals. Then, I used paint markers, pencil crayons, and sometimes paints to add interest. The finishing touches involved enhancing the design with highlights and shadows using more paint markers. It's a rewarding yet time-consuming process. I liked the results, but asked myself “How can this be done digitally?”

In this class called "Fun and Easy Gradient Lettering in Procreate," I'll guide you step-by-step through my developed process. I'll provide a special lettering brush and explain how to use it effectively. During the final stage, I'll demonstrate techniques that directly translate my artwork into the digital realm. Instead of traditional art tools, I'll show you how to utilize digital brushes to create intricate, layered illustrations. In the class, I take time to help you if you are not comfortable with the hand-lettering part of the project.

The lettering we'll create is fully editable because it's composed in layers with clipping masks. One of my goals is to demonstrate how to create an alternative design with a completely different background. To expedite the process, I'm including various assets, including brushes, a couple of background options, and a texture overlay.

In this class I’ll walk you through:

  • how to work with digital mixed media using my step-by-step method
  • using clipping masks and selections in Procreate
  • employing the selection process to automatically fill and recolor
  • tips for creating compositions with layered gradients
  • my workflow for utilizing layers and blending modes
  • adding interest by overlaying textures
  • methods to ensure the artwork remains fully editable for future adjustments and easy recoloring
  • and finally, how to work with reference materials without copying

Have you ever thought about including lettering in your portfolio? Do you want to learn ways to do this without relying on purchased typefaces? Are you concerned that your dreams of art licensing will be crushed if you can't accomplish this?

The key concepts I will include:

  • my hack for creating type quickly and easily with a reference
  • a look at compositional strategies to lay out your work and space the type professionally
  • approaches you can take for adding much detail and interest

By including typography in your portfolio, you will demonstrate to potential clients that you are prepared for high-level projects. Having a few impressive samples will enhance the art licensing opportunities available to you.

Featured Brush Set

Volume 96, Folksy Flowers and Butterfly Kit, is a collection of folk-art inspired flower and butterfly brushes made specifically for Procreate on the iPad! Enclosed are over 140 stamps of flowers and butterflies, and, of course, finishing brushes. I have included many sampler sets too, so you can try out my other brushes! The special bonus included is a set of 10 of my newest bold texture brushes very suitable for backgrounds. Full sets of the all brushes are available at this link.

I have created a quick instructional video on the use of the brushes (make sure you look at all the screenshots).

Click on the image to find out more. Use Coupon Code FOLKSY-ASSETS-50%-OFF to get it for $12

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