Oh Snap! Hand Lettering Process

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Sometimes hand lettering is simple and fast. Other times, it takes many steps to reach a finished, final piece.

1. Initial Sketch

This first step is usually best in pencil. The initial sketch is the time to map out your idea as best you can.

Took usedStaedtler Lead Holder

 

2. Ink

Inking is my personal least favorite step. I am not very good at getting consistent lines and using pen makes me nervous. If I am planning to digitize my design (whether it’s hand lettering or some other illustration), I usually skip this.

Tool usedSakura Pigma Micron

 

3. Digitize!

I personally like to import a photo of my design into Paper by 53 and trace over it. It’s true that I could have done the whole thing in the app, but I usually feel more comfortable creating an initial sketch with real pencil and paper.

Tool usedPaper and Pencil by 53

 

4. Vectorize

I imported the design I made in Paper into Adobe Illustrator and converted it into Vector artwork. Now I can easily overlay it on photos, change the color, etc. These examples were made using photos from Creative Market.


Download the Oh Snap Vector Art

You can download the free artwork here and make something with it yourself!


Hope you enjoyed seeing my hand lettering process! You are invited to follow me on social media to see more art. If you ever have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please talk to me via the contact page.

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New Products on my RedBubble Shop!

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I added some new products to my shop on RedBubble!

Art Prints

  1. Pink Hair, Don’t Care!

2. Bloom Where You are Planted

3. Camera Girl

4. Sisters

5. Poncho Swag

6. Selfie


Phone Cases

1. Oh Snap

2. Floral Pattern

3. Springtime Print


Greeting Cards

1. Happy Birthday

 

2. You are Beautiful

 

3. Thank You!

 

4. Some Bunny Loves You

 

5. Happy Holidays

6. God Jul!


If you want to request a new product or are interested in a commission, feel free to talk to me via the contact page!

Braid Tutorial

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I made a tutorial in Paper on how to draw braids and curls.

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You can download the PDF here!

Have fun, and happy Sunday!

Recent Artwork

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Here’s a look at what I’ve made lately:

 

 

Mix Dress Up

Put together your own fashion look in Paper by FiftyThree!

Jar Full of…

 

Fan art!

 

Sketching Girls


You can follow me on social media to see more art! If you ever have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please talk to me via the contact page.

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Fonts of the Month

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It’s time for this month’s free fonts!

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Here’s what’s up with my picks for March:

  • Two hand-written fonts: Baby Fox and Tulip
  • One brush font: Origo
  • One sans serif: Adam
  • One slab serif: Prestige Elite — Prestige is most likely already installed on your computer! It is a fairly standard font and I recently discovered it (and loved it).

Enjoy!