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I began an online class assignment in 2014 on the subject of hand-lettering a quote. It’s a good thing that the class is “work at your own pace;” I have been itching to get back to it and have a new sketch to show for it! This is the central image, I will be adding the rest of the quote and embellishments as I continue.

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As I mentioned in my last post, I joined an online class at Skillshare to learn about hand-lettering. I had some time to begin the class this week and I’d like to share what I have so far.

Our instructor, Mary Kate McDevitt hs structured the class project around hand-lettering a brief quote. I have chosen “Never cruel or cowardly. Never give up, never give in.” I heard the quote in Day of the Doctor, part of the BBC television series, Dr. Who.

I’ve done some visual research and I probably need to do some more. (See my last post with a link to my pin board showing some of the images I found) Here is the list of words that are associated to my quote to help me in my research.

ImageThe next step, which I am working on, is to choose one word from the quote and draw it in 5 different styles, chosen from a list of about 10 styles, per our instructor. Stay tuned!

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I began using Pinterest last year as an experiment to showcase my artwork and my illustrated characters’ lives as well as images or subjects that inspire my creativity. I have recently found it useful as a way to collect images for research related to my illustration projects.

I am taking part in an online Skillshare class about hand-lettering, and the main lesson revolves around choosing a quote to draw. I’m using Pinterest to collect the images I’d like to use as style and inspiration reference for when I am ready to begin sketching my ideas. The quote I have chosen is from the TV show, “Dr. Who.” I won’t reveal it right now, but I will share the Pinterest reference board and more about my work as I work through the lessons for the class: Hand-lettering Class Research Pinboard.

 

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