Hand Lettering on the iPad with Procreate

Have you ever wondered how people create those gorgeous hand lettering compositions you’re seeing all over Instagram? How do they know how to space lettering correctly and create graceful script? How do they find and learn new lettering styles? How do you get started if your handwriting is…well…terrible?

I created two resources to help you get started on your hand lettering journey, so you can jump right in and start creating your own lettering compositions. The first is a video tutorial where you can learn how to create 70s style hand lettering and decoration from start to finish.

We’ll cover everything you need to know to add the kind of bold color, drastic variation, and playful decorations that were so popular in the 70s and are now popping up all over in the design world on stationary, clothing, home decor.

The second resource is my book on hand lettering in Procreate where you’ll learn everything you need to know to become a confident hand letterer!

Hand Lettering on the iPad with Procreate: Ideas and Lessons for Modern and Vintage Lettering

Ordering from the UK? Get it on Amazon.uk here.

In the book, I’ll take you through every part of the process from generating ideas for phrases and quotes, to refining and decorating your lettering and sharing it with the world.

Whether you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned pro in search of some fresh ideas, this book will provide you with all of the tips, practice pages, and composition layouts necessary to get your lettering juices flowing and take the quality of your work to the next level!

We’ll start by gathering inspiration from vintage and modern resources and look at how to safely use reference images in your lettering. I’ll share with you 500+ inspiring vintage images so you’ll never run out of ideas for new lettering styles.

We’ll look at all the tools in Procreate that make hand lettering on your iPad a breeze, and practice going from rough sketch to finished project. I’ll take you through every single step of my design process, so you can follow along and create your own composition as you learn the steps.

We’ll cover ways to decorate your text by using perspective and layering to add depth, shadow, and variation to the letters.

Once you feel confident with serif lettering, we’ll move on to script techniques and styles. If you struggle with creating graceful script, don’t worry. I’ll share tons of lettering secrets and tips with you so you’ll never stress over script again!

We’ll look at lots of examples of common mistakes and easy ways to fix them. So even if you feel like your script is a total mess right now, you’ll be confidently creating script compositions in no time!

We’ll look at lots of techniques for decorating your lettering, so you can start incorporating illustrations, drawings, and shapes to decorate the space around your words.

As you try out the various illustration and lettering styles, you’ll start to find your own personal style, so can start creating work that is eye-catching and recognizable online.

The book includes my hand lettering brush set, which has all the brushes, stamps, and textures I use for all of my hand lettering compositions. I also created ten practice sheets, so you can start practicing some of the most popular serif and script styles.

Last we’ll look at ways to share your finished work with the world online and in print. We’ll also talk about how to critique and improve your work, and how to start developing your personal style.

Ready to start lettering? Order the book here or contact me if you have more questions:

Hand Lettering on the iPad with Procreate: Ideas and Lessons for Modern and Vintage Lettering

Ordering from the UK? Get it on Amazon.uk here.

Combining Lettering and Illustration in Procreate

In this class you’ll learn all the steps for combining lettering and illustration to create compositions that both tell a story and are visually interesting!

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Illustrating with Layered Texture & Color

Learn how to use layered texture and color to add depth and visual interest to your illustrations.  We’ll look at how to create overall textures, how to use texture to create highlights and shading, and how to use single and multi colored texture to bring out warm and cool tones in your illustrations.

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Design a Pattern Collection on Your iPad

Learn how to design a pattern collection on your iPad from start to finish.  I’ll show you options for making your repeat elements in both Procreate and Affinity designer, so you can choose which option works best for you!

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70s Lettering

Learn how to create 70s style hand lettering and decoration from start to finish.  We’ll cover everything you need to know to add the kind of bold color, drastic variation, and playful decorations that were so popular in the 70s and are now popping up all over in the design world on stationary, clothing, home decor.

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Limited Color Palette Illustration in Procreate

Learn how to create limited color illustrations and palettes on your iPad in Procreate.  We’ll cover every step of the process from building new palettes to creating illustrations that are ideal for limited palettes.

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Ink Illustration Techniques in Procreate

In this class, you’ll learn three different ways to use ink lines and dots to add shadow, highlights, and depth to your work.  We’ll look at tons of tips and tricks for hatching, crosshatching, and stippling, and talk about how to add bold color to your linework to add variation and contrast that makes your work stand out online and in print.