Get ready for starting the "real work"!
It is time to use the knowledge you gained until now and prepare for the final piece!
In this lesson, you will learn how to bring together the letterforms,
the serifs and everything you have learned and prepare the work piece.
Before jumping into any project, it all starts with good planning of the piece structure.
It is essential to work on the anatomy of your letters whether you are
making a piece of multiple words and styles or a piece that contains a single word only.
And in this lesson, you will learn how to do so.
James will show you how he plans the typographical structure in his works.
He will demonstrate how he adds structure to his piece,
while giving you tips and points to consider when sketching out your composition.
In the second half of the lesson, you will learn
how to make a draft out of the structure you created in a large graph paper.
During this process, you will learn how to draw a larger version of your thumbnail sketch.
You will be able to master how to bring different elements with different shapes and styles together and create a well-balanced composition!
Brainstorming is one of the most fun steps of hand lettering,
so learn all the tips and important points and do not forget to have fun!
After you master the sketch process, the next step is to trace and finish your work with a pen!
But before that, you can boost your lettering skills by learning the fundamentals of Brush Lettering:Brush Calligraphy Application to the Composition