Two of our (long list) of recent clients still in the developing stages. For those who saw our branding tutorial and wanted to learn a little more about how to draw or letter, there is so much literature out there but I thought I’d give you a few pieces of advice from my own experience.
Practice a lot, and when your hands hurt, practice some more! The best way to get better at drawing is not sheer luck, no one starts out drawing the statue of David, weird, non-medium appropriate reference but you get my point. For me, I practiced drawing hands a lot, and fingers. Get the shape and positioning right. Our hands are one of the most intricately designed parts of our body so starting with something challenging makes everything else simpler. I’ve drawn hundreds of hands over my lifetime and I find that it has helped me draw, proportion, position, and imagine a lot better.
For lettering, grab your ruler, draw two lines however far apart on your paper, typically an inch or so, and write one letter over and over again until you can draw each line or curve of that letter without fail, keep the spacing accurate and consistent, keep eyeballing spacing over and over again until it feels natural and you find yourself in a rhythm. It’s so cool that after nearly 20 years of straight practice (not a year in my life since I was five consisted of me not drawing) I can nearly accurately guess spacing to a fine millimeter! The more you letter, the better it gets. My favorite letters to draw are R, S, F, and W. I hate drawing O, U, C, S, and D’s but they are the best to practice.
Don’t fall slave to the notion you need hundreds of dollars worth of tools to create work, better programs or better computers. Everything I’ve ever learned started out at the most basic level and progressed from there. Proficiency in everything is not a goal you should aim for. Grab a pencil and some sketch paper and have away at it! It’s honestly fun!
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