Heavy Weight with Pattern
Heavy Weight with Pattern
12. Heavy Weight with Pattern
Intro & Sample Projects09:40 2
List of Words & Creating the Map03:32 3
Low Contrast Sans Serif with Width Variation10:06 4
High Contrast Serif13:56 5
High Contrast Script16:59 6
Any Style You Like Using Only Straight Lines06:06 7
Unicase with 3D12:30 8
Serif with Inline Stroke08:13
Chiseled or Beveled Sans Serif16:49 10
Slab Serif with Drop Shade08:08 11
Representational Letters04:09 12
Heavy Weight with Pattern03:48 13
Light Weight Script: Italic or Upright06:48 14
Reverse Stress Lettering06:49 15
Varied Baseline or Cap Height03:19 16
Bifurcated Tuscan With or Without Spurs08:55 17
Varied Weight Strokes04:17 18
Heavy Weight with Pattern
So for your next prompt I'm gonna have you go ahead and do something that is super heavyweight and have you put a pattern in the heavyweight um or in the letter form itself you can start with any type of letter form that you want any shape things could be overlapping they could be doing um they can really be doing anything this is really a chance for youto play around a little bit um and as faras patterns go you could do something in geometric um uh you can also do something you could put a wood green pattern in something or something maybe a little bit more illustrative if you were into the last prompt and wanted to keep on getting fancy with your letters I'm going to do the word play next uh and I think because I'm doing the wordplay I'm also going to stagger my letters a little bit and make them overlap this isn't something that you need to dio but with heavyweight letters in order to not have the word end up being giant since its heavyweight sometimes you want to throw in a little ...
bit of overlap no. Okay, so did the word play with a little bit of play going on in there uh and then for my pattern I started with a really condensed diagonal line and then with each letter I had it's based out a little bit more ah, good thing to choose for. This prompt is maybe not necessarily the longest word, because it is going to be heavy weight. Um, but if you're trying to fill a particular space, you might want to make your letters really tall and a little bit more condensed. Even though they're heavy or have a lot of overlap going on, you get a few different options. I know you have less and less words left to choose from. Um, so pick something that, uh, might be fun to put a little bit of extra extra decoration. And, um, okay, so I will see you in a few when you were done with that problems.
Ratings and Reviews
I like the way Annica tells you what you are going to do, then she demonstrates it and then you do it yourself. She knows her subject well and her lesson objectives are clear and to the point. How do I know.?..I'm a teaching mentor also an art teacher and sign painting/lettering artist. I watched this hand lettering class in order to review and to learn how someone else approaches this "not very interesting subject" as some previous reviewers have suggested . I happen to find it most interesting. I love being able to write and communicate using my art and teaching skills. One reviewer criticized the way Annica instructed with "um" and a clicking noise. But the one criticism that really stood out was the F-word which unfortunately seemed to take precedence over all else for some. Granted you wouldn't want to illustrate a word that children or parents might interpret as being acceptable. A good teacher would not demonstrate that but observing Annica I can see she is a beginning teacher who might need a little guidance. So consider this "guidance" Annica - you are a teacher and you represent all of us teachers. We aren't in our 20's or even 40's - we've been in the trenches and we know that beginning teaching is very challenging. But you must remember that you are a model for children that we hope you expect to grow up to be good decent human beings. Some adults need that guidance as well. And yes, children will already know these words (pay attention parents) but it is not up to you to teach it to them. You, the teacher, are to teach to the highest professional level. As for the "um" and the clicking noise at the end of a sentence - that is something you can correct easily - try to record your lessons and listen. Remember - you represent the most respected of professions, your language must be accurate, acceptable and reflect the knowledge of your subject area, You did a good lesson in hand lettering and covered the most important concepts for a beginner to know. It's a shame that some of the reviewers refused to watch the rest of your lessons and some of them even complained about your silence as you did the letters. Perhaps a little more understanding on their part could have been more beneficial, particularly since one of them was a gifted educator (my Masters also), and did not recognize the cognitive mind working and literally submerged in your lettering skills. This is a fine class and I hope you continue to do more. You are organized, give a lot of information and demonstrate impeccably. Good luck...from your Mentor Teacher.
a Creativelive Student
Rating this is difficult because there are positives and negatives. I watched the course and enjoyed it, but there isn't enough information and education to validate purchasing it. For a graphic designer or someone who knows typography and wants to have a fun challenge around hand drawn lettering, it's fine. However, it's not a course for absolute beginners because the presenter speaks about typographic principles and assumes the audience knows the names of the parts of type when giving directions and doesn't provide enough explanations. There is no history given as to why letterforms are drawn the way they are, whether as traditional hand lettering, calligraphy or even in sign painting, other than the passing recommendation for viewers to research this. All of the comments here are correct. I too was surprised to see the F-word in a featured piece and the lack of contrast when watching her draw was a problem. CreativeLive needs to vet new presenters and perhaps have them do a dry-run of the lessons to critique them. Additionally, her"umms", "super" and "super fun" fillers are tiresome. I think the presenter is talented and has a lot to offer but this felt more like a design challenge rather than an educational course. It would have been useful to primarily show professional applications rather than so many self-directed projects. There is another hand lettering /calligraphy course I watched part of previously that was a better "101" course, to which this course would be an appropriate follow-up.
This class was exactly what I needed to re-gain confidence in hand lettering. I majored in illustration 10+ years ago and while I did take a typography class in school, it's been many years and I was feeling rusty and nervous about hand lettering. This class refreshed my memory on various typography principles and gave me ideas on various styles I can reference to create my own lettering. I love the format where I can watch her example and then try it for myself - it's like training wheels and works perfectly for me as a visual learner. Annica is obviously a pro at what she does and she's also really good at explaining what she's doing and why. I am really happy with this class and thankful to Annica for sharing her knowledge and experience.