I’ve started a new venture, and this one is one of my long-time passions but it’s not something I discuss much or post much about online.
I’ll be able to link to the website soon (brand new domain!) but in the mean time, I made this short video that explains some basics of using Inkscape to create a simple–but really bad–minimalist logo.
Earlier today my Instagram friend Vallisdero asked me for suggestions on the best way to learn Procreate for her iPad so I decided to do a little digging. My results for the top 3 courses you should take to learn everything about lettering with Procreate are below.
Since Vallisdero specializes in calligraphy but is just getting started with Procreate I decided to ask designer and letterer Jennifer Grieve (fueled by letters) what her suggestions were. Her answer was simple: Check Youtube. This video by James Julier is probably the best place for anyone to get started if you just want to watch and follow along. As this isn’t particularly a course, consider it a freebie.
I’ve been a fan of the courses on Skillshare for over a year now, so it was a natural place to start looking for tutorials.
1. Digital Illustration Learn To Use Procreate (Free)
This first tutorial is a free course by illustrator Jarom Vogel and focuses on illustrating while learning the basics of the interface, different settings, and different brushes. My wife won an iPad earlier this year and I can’t wait to try out some of the techniques Jarom shows off. You can’t go wrong with free courses.
2. 3d Lettering in Procreate
Next, a bit of 3D lettering by my favourite Skillshare instructor/artist Teela Cunningham, host of the site every-tuesday.com where she provides freebies, tutorials, and incredible bundles.
She’s just released this new course so there aren’t a lot of students yet, but her Master course on font making was absolutely phenomenal (although honestly I’m *still* not done going through all the content yet). She also has a course on metallic textures in Photoshop which is really what got me started back into design in a big way. Thank you Teela!
3. Intro to Lettering with Procreate
Finally, I’m taking a bit of an educated risk here by going with Juniper Calligraphy‘s Intro to Lettering. Of course after visiting her Insta, you’ll see why it’s really not that big of risk. Wow is she good!
I’ve wanted to put together a list of great courses for a while now, so follow me on Instagram and drop me a comment about content you want to see. Leave a comment below too.