2 Lessons I learned after going back to a day job

2 Lessons I learned after going back to a day job

If you're a creative, and you're stuck at another job all day, I feel your pain. I can "literally" feel the energy being sucked out of me as soon as I step through the door. I hate it so much, I cringe, I scream in my head and count down the minutes I have left in the day. I've had plenty of jobs in my life, including this one, but boy, going from self employed, to this is just torture.

The Lettering Course: Is it right for me?

The Lettering Course: Is it right for me?

The Lettering Course launched, you're probably debating whether it's something you really need.

I get it.

There are plenty of free videos and info online that you can search for and learn on your own. After all, most of my lettering learning came from trial and error, but I did take a couple courses in the beginning just to get started and learn the basics,

How to move your letters in Photoshop

How to move your letters in Photoshop

Even run out of room on a sheet of paper?
Got your spacing totally wrong?
Or maybe you just need to move some splatters around.

Whatever the reason, sometimes you just want to grab a letter or a whole word, and move it to another place. Well, I'll show you just how easy it is to do in Photoshop.

Master pesky thick to thin transitions

Master pesky thick to thin transitions

Are you struggling to transition from thick downward stroke to thin curve? Then you need to work on your wrist control. Many people have this problem when they start practicing brush lettering, whether with a brush marker or thin brush pen. It can be even more difficult if you are using a very flexible tip.

Water Brush 101

Water Brush 101

So you got yourself a water brush, now what? Well, there are a few things you can do with it, of course, you can use it to paint beautiful landscapes, people, abstract art and more, but here, we'll use it for lettering.

But before you get to that part, (coming next week) let's talk about the different way to use it and how to take care of it so it lasts you a long time.

How to add BOUNCE to your lettering.

How to add BOUNCE to your lettering.

Have you been struggling with adding bounce to your lettering pieces? I made a video of how I go about doing it. Also, it's a whole behind the scenes look at how I go from sketch to finished inked piece. Yes, I start with sketches, it's the only way to not waste a TON of paper and really get your layout and design looking good, especially if you're a beginner.