watercolor and tempera

Awesome Lessons Learned

If you know about skillshare then you know how awesome it is. If this is the first you hear of skillshare then please check it out. It is a great learn at your own pace free course in several topics.  Here is what I have learned in the Hand Lettering Course.

Step 1

Have a Good quote that means something to you. I chose Happy is here, there and everywhere.

Step 2

Brainstorm ideas by listing words or pictures that relate to your quote. Just jot down whatever pops in your head.  Who know where it will lead.


Step 3 Just do some sketching and have fun playing.


Step 4

Do some thumbnails.

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Come up with something you like and keep on working at it till you get the desired look.  I enjoyed going through these steps and working on this. I would love your critique. I am new and these are just drafts and I have yet to finalize.


The happy ribbon is not part of the drawing, It was just another idea I played around with. So again I am just starting out and and self taught.  As I said I enjoyed this piece and would love your feedback.

I chose the font and this floral vine going through because I love nature and there is something about playing outside, going for a walk and playing with my dog that makes be happy. I wanted to capture this in my art. I think it would be awesome to have the Happy be decorated in a wood element to complete the whole nature theme. I chose a blue bird because they are beautiful singing birds and well what do you think?  Each project you work on takes time. Oh I went for a walk outside and explores the different signs in my area and looked at the elements at play like compositional hierarchy and contrasting colors.

I would love to see your work and have you critique my work.

Have a great rest of the week!

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