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Dr opca p Wo rkb o o k From Digital to Analog By: Caroline Staniski

@sweet_caroline_design

www.caroline-staniski.com


The Designer

& Ampersand Enthusiast

Caroline Staniski is a professional Graphic Designer born in the sunny state of Florida. She hopes to inspire others with her designs and lettering! Also, she loves German cuisine, chocolate and vector type! She knows you’ll love this workbook and that’s why it’s here for you! Thank-You for the support!

Caroline Staniski


A Word About Letters Letterform Structures

Median

Serif

Bowl

Ear

Angle of Stress

Loop

Stem

Arm

Baseline

Tail

Typography

Lettering

Typography is the repeated

Lettering is the art of drawing

system of letters. It’s style and

letters where each letter acts

appearance of a printed

as its own mini illustration.

material or the art of arranging type. it is the arrangement of a

Rather than simply writing

“system” of letters.

letters in a print or cursive style with a continuous stroke, the thing that sets the “lettering” apart is the individual attention paid to each letter and its’ role within a composition.


Unique Characters Letters come in all shapes and sizes, they have their own special personalities similar to how people do.

Terminal

Kerning

Ascender

Cap Height

Descender

Hand-Lettering

Calligraphy

Hand Lettering is a more specific

Calligraphy is the art of

subset of lettering that refers to

writing letters and is related

the art of drawing letters

to the idea of penmanship. It

specifically by hand and not

traditionally uses specific

creating them in a digital program

tools like a nib and ink and it

such as: Adobe Illustrator.

is marked by the variation in width for upstrokes and the downstrokes of each letter.


Tools of the Trade Sketch Pencil

Personal Picks:

Sketch pencils with a lead of HB and soft lead are great for light sketching as well as easy letter form erasing.

Websites for Purchasing Supplies Amazon http://www.amazon.com

Jet Pens http://www.jetpens.com

Notebook Notebooks with at least 20-30 lb. pages are great for sketching with thin pencils to thick calligraphy and outlining pens. You want something that is durable for multiple mediums.

Michaels Arts & Crafts http://www.michaels.com

Joanne’s Fabric & Craft Store http://www.joanne.com

Dick Blick Art Supplies http://www.dickblick.com

Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff

Gummy Eraser Gummy erasers are usually white and the eraser does not flake as much as regular pencil erasers. They are great for touching up on fine details.

http://www.cheapjoes.com

Drafting Pencil

Jenni Bick Bookbinding

Mechanical or drafting pencils provide a faint line and allow for precise line weights.

http://www.jennibick.com

Brush Pen Great for calligraphy, lettering, outlining and filling in type shapes.

6 in Ruler Provides better angles for drawing letter forms as well as for positioning them.


Palomino Blackwing 12 pk.- $22

Using What You Have Lettering tools come in all shapes and sizes so no matter the budget you might have, investing in a solid pencil and notebook will get you pretty far.

Field Notes 1 pk - $8

Pentel High Polymer Eraser- $2

Staedtler Drafting Pencil- $6

Kuretake Zig Pen- $3

Wescott Ruler- $1

http://jessicahische.is/working


Ornaments:

Fleurishes

Bursts

Divider

Borders

Corners


Inspiration: Design Inspiration is everywhere. If you ever plan to start a lettering project, make sure you check out these beautiful lettering artists and their body of work.

Great Sites for Inspiration:

• Dribbble • Pinterest • Designspiration

Jessica Hische - Daily Drop Caps http://jessicahische.is/working

Mary Kate McDevitt

Martina Flor

http://marykatemcdevitt.com

http://martinaflor.com


Letter Body Styles Trace over the letterforms for practice!

Skeleton - Sketch with single lines Monoweight - traced but not filled High Contrast - filled in to add weight

Sans Serif - without serifs

Basic Skeleton

Serif

Monoweight

- “Pointy Ended Letters�

Slab Serif - with square ended serifs

Western - circa 1955

Monoweight Filled

High Contrast


Script

- a cursive with fleurishes

Brush

- using a brush pen to get the curves

Blackletter

- originally came from European heritage

Decorative - uses ornaments for accents


Build a Sans Serif Dropcap Use these templates to see how the dropcap letter forms are built from skeleton to high contrast sketch. Then trace over the images in the center. Finally, recreate the original image from the left freehanded.


Basic Skeleton - use ruler for squares.

Begin drawing inner lines.

Erase and outline.

HIgh Contrast - Fill shapes.


Build a Serif Dropcap Use these templates to see how the dropcap letter forms are built from skeleton to high contrast sketch. Then trace over the images in the center. Finally, recreate the original image from the left freehanded.


Basic Skeleton - use ruler for squares.

Outline Edges

Fill Shape - draw inner lines.

Contrast -Fill with ornaments


Build a Ornamental Dropcap Use these templates to see how the dropcap letter forms are built from skeleton to high contrast sketch. Then trace over the images in the center. Finally, recreate the original image from the left freehanded.


Basic Skeleton-outline

Add a second rounded edge.

Fill Shape - draw inner lines.

HIgh Contrast-draw ornaments.


Practice Makes Permanent Trace over the letterforms for practice!

Pangram A sentence that uses all 26 letters of the alphabet. Primarily used when type designers want to create letterforms.

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

Title Case

Typeface: Proxima Nova Alt. Bold | 57 pt.


Websites to Download Typefaces:

• Creative Market - www.creativemarket.com • Fontspace - www.fontspace.com • FontFreak - www.fontfreak.com

• Behance -www.behance.net • 1001 Fonts - www.1001fonts.com • Font Squirrel - www.fontsquirrel.com

THE QUICK BROWN FOX JUMPS OVER THE LAZY DOG. Uppercase

Typeface: Birch Std. Regular | 77 pt.


Numerals & Ligatures Typeface: Mrs Eaves Bold | 60 pt.

012345 6789 !@#$%^ &*()?>< The Amperand

My personal favorite! The 27th letter of the alphabet. Stands for and â&#x20AC;&#x153;per seâ&#x20AC;? meaning by itself.


Keep the Letters Coming! â&#x20AC;˘ Post your own finished letters to Instagram and use the hashtag: #fortheloveofletters â&#x20AC;˘ Tag me in your post! @sweet_caroline_design

- T H A N K -Y O U


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