All New Procreate Brushes are Here

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I’m excited to introduce a brand new set of high-quality, custom-made Procreate lettering brushes as a follow-up to my first!

These brushes will be a great addition to your collection and make lettering a breeze. They are availible on Creative Market and Gumroad, and are designed for new and experienced iPad calligraphers alike!

Procreate Lettering Set 2

  1. ETHEREAL – This brush is super fun and addicting. It fades as you write, creating a cool variance in opacity.
  2. NEWSPRINT – This brush as a subtle gritty texture.
  3. OPAQUE BOLD – Create thick scripts and bold lettering designs.
  4. OPAQUE – This easy-to-use lettering brush is perfect for elegant calligraphy or funky messy lettering.

Hope to see you using these brushes and enjoying them!

Happy New Year! 🙂

 

Best Lettering Tools On a Budget

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There are so many great lettering tools, and I enjoy trying as many as I can! But art supplies can be expensive, and if you’re on a budget, that shouldn’t stop you from learning hand lettering! There are many great workarounds, as shown in this infographic.

Spend or Save? Lettering Infographic from Ray of Light Design

I hope you find these suggestions helpful.

Happy lettering! 🙂

I’m Taking Over 53’s Instagram Account!

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I have the honor of being the featured artist to take over FiftyThree’s Instagram account this weekend! I’m super excited!

If you are on Instagram, follow @fiftythree to see what I share. You can also follow me @ray.of.light.design.

Stay tuned! During the takeover, I will be giving away one Pencil by 53 and one copy of my Hand Drawn Floral Fun Pack! I will also be posting artwork made with paper, as well as some inspiring tips and tutorials.

See you there!

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!