Want to learn more about creating hand-drawn letterforms? Check out Von's companion course, Drawing Vector Graphics: Hand Lettering.
Skill Level Intermediate
- [Voiceover] Welcome to another Artist at Work installment. My name is Von Glitschka, and in this course, I want to take you through the entire creative process of designing a hand-drawn type portrait. In my Drawing Vector Graphics Hand Lettering course, I created this type portrait of Nikola Tesla that you see on screen here, and this was done for a poster project I worked on. It was the first time I had ever created a type-based illustration or, as a friend of mine referred to it, a 'type face'.
Pun fully intended there, I kind of like that. But, this is a good example of free form hand lettering. In this case, to create a type-centric portrait. In the following movies, we're going to cover each stage of development to create this type of artwork, using both analog and digital tools to draw out letter forms, then build and colorize them in final vector format. The creative process you'll see is intentionally unvarnished, unrehearsed, and thereby realistic, that is, insight into how I approach this type of work.
So, I invite you to step into my studio, and observe the process I use to create another hand-drawn type portrait of one of my favorite film directors, Alfred Hitchcock.