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THE ART OF HAND LETTERING

I am posting these images as reference to a How to Vectorize topic at the Flourish Forum which is an excellent source for hand lettering discussions and inspiration. The lettering sample is courtesy of Erica McPhee. There are many ways to create lettering as vector art. This is one technique I use daily for both commercial and personal work. Start with a preliminary sketch, scan the sketch and open the image file in Photoshop. THE ART OF HAND LETTERING
The CAPITAL gothic writing tutorial below is presented from A-Z -- assuming you already know how to manipulate a calligraphy pen for lower-case gothic letters. If not, you may want to try out some of the other Gothic pages first ... Helpfully, this particular gothic alphabet contains many similar forms, so once you've learned one letter, chances are you'll find others easier. Useful info about gothic majuscules There are many, many varieties of majuscules (capital letters) used in gothic writing. More Gothic Writing: Capital Gothic Letters A-Z More Gothic Writing: Capital Gothic Letters A-Z