I recently attended a workshop at the University of Richmond on copyright and fair use in making art. The moderators were Hunter O'Hanian, chief executive officer of the College Art Association (CAA), and Peter Jaszi, professor of law and faculty director of the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Clinic at American University Washington College of Law.
I recently completed the #36DaysofType challenge (done in watercolor) and created posters out of my final alphabet. I discovered a quick and easy trick while digitizing everything and I wanted to share it with you. To utilize this tip, you'll need Adobe Photoshop.
Today is the start of #The100DayProject on Instagram. It's where you try to do something every single day for 100 consecutive days and post a photo of your daily progress. I know it will be tough. I just finished up #36DaysofType and even that was hard! At first it was fun, but there came a point where it was difficult finding the time to do it and I couldn't wait for the challenge to be over. But once I got through that initial rough patch, it came more easily.
One thing my college professors constantly harped on was the importance sketching. A project wasn't complete unless we turned in thumbnail sketches for it too. I hated doing them. I naively thought my first idea was always the winner and I wanted to get it started on the computer right away. But over the years, I realized the necessity of those little thumbnails and sketching is now a crucial part of my process.
I've been writing weekly blog posts for almost a year now (go me!). I've covered everything from lettering inspiration to freelance tips, with some great interviews thrown in as well. If you're interested in learning hand lettering, check out this roundup of the most important things you need to know.