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How to use hand lettering in ipad art

Use Hand Lettering in iPad Art

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For this tutorial you need an iPad and a stylus.

For this tutorial you need an iPad and a stylus.

Next you want to download an art app from the app store. For the sake of the exercise let's go with Procreate.

Next you want to download an art app from the app store. For the sake of the exercise let's go with Procreate.

This is the reference photo I used.

This is the reference photo I used.

First I lay down the perspective. For in depth perspective drawing check out David Chelsea. I use the 6B pencil tool for this and a light blue for color.

First I lay down the perspective. For in depth perspective drawing check out David Chelsea. I use the 6B pencil tool for this and a light blue for color.

Next I create a new layer and roughly sketch out the location and fonts. Drawing guidelines and zooming makes hand lettering easier. I spot where my blacks are going by drawing in x's.

Next I create a new layer and roughly sketch out the location and fonts. Drawing guidelines and zooming makes hand lettering easier. I spot where my blacks are going by drawing in x's.

Also don't forget to take it slow and measure proportions. iPad art leaves room for a lot of mistakes.

Also don't forget to take it slow and measure proportions. iPad art leaves room for a lot of mistakes.

Now I can create a new top layer for my "digital ink." I use a marker and a brush tool to get a traditional comic book look. With a steady hand I render the fonts. Resting my hand on the bezel works.

Now I can create a new top layer for my "digital ink." I use a marker and a brush tool to get a traditional comic book look. With a steady hand I render the fonts. Resting my hand on the bezel works.

Now I delete every layer except the ink and make a color layer. The color layer goes on the bottom and I do the basics and the final render. I save and then I'm done!

For more information on Procreate head to http://savage.si. Look for my art book, "Through The Elm to The Big Apple" now on Lulu.com. about.me/raheemnelson

For more information on Procreate head to http://savage.si. Look for my art book, "Through The Elm to The Big Apple" now on Lulu.com. about.me/raheemnelson

  • iPad
  • Stylus
  • Art App (Procreate, Sketchbook, etc.)