With more and more lettering artists turning to Illustrator to digitize their lettering I decided to chip in, with my 13 years of experience using the program I think I am allowed.
Here is one tool that I love and can't image Illustrator without.
Whether you want to just relax, escape from reality or pursue your dream to become the next best lettering artist. You gotta start somewhere.
Why not here!
Did you know I HATED Tombow brush pens when I first started using them? My reasons were totally my fault. I used them on sketch paper, regular copy paper and even watercolor paper 😬😱 Which totally ruined the tip. Find out how not to do what I did.
Are watercolors something you're interested in? Maybe you're looking to purchase some paints, or already have a set that you paint with. But is your set any good?
I love this new font and I hope you love it too. I decided to call it MOON because of my son. He is a curious 3 year old with a a love for looking at the moon before going to bed. So as I was coming up with a name for the font I naturally thought of him.
And then I had to create all the moon and stars symbols. Because what kind of moon font would it be if it didn’t come with it’s own galaxy.
Have you been lettering for a while now? Do you have drawers of lettering pieces at home and don't know what to do with them? I've got your answer right here.
Digitize and vectorize
The first step is to scan all your art because it's safer in the cloud than getting dusty and damaged just floating around your home. My kids love their markers and usually they end up scribbling on my art.
Then, vectorize using Illustrator. And why Illustrator is a whole other topic. Hint: It's more professional, hence why the pros use it. But why?
When you start hand lettering you may not even care that you can digitize it or do anything else with it. Because you're just doing it for fun. But if you want to start selling large prints, t-shirts, mugs or fonts, you will need to learn how to properly digitize your lettering.