I took a Skillshare class - "The First Steps of Hand-Lettering: Concept to Sketch" before the holidays. It was fun and, yay! My class project was used for the class promotion on Facebook and newsletter by Skillshare! I thought you might be interested in my process of creating the project. So here it is.
Start the Project
The first step was to choose the quote or words to illustrate. I wanted to create a holiday card for my portfolio and Holiday self promo. I thought it will be fun to incorporate some hand lettered words.
First I picked the theme to illustrate, which is "Holiday sweet treats", inspired by my MATS classmates' assignment. Then I looked for wording/saying that fits this theme. Here is what I am going to draw.
"Wishing you a season filled with sweetness."
Here is my warmup sketchs. I picked the word "sweetness" for the exercise. Though I would probably end up NOT using any of them for the final project. It is hard for me to just design one word before having the whole layout in mind. Nonetheless it is a fun exercise.