In ‘Featured Lettering Artist Gemma O’Brien’ I introduce you to the Australian lettering artist. Gemma’s talents are not just limited to one style of lettering, and the size of her work is never limited either. I also discuss in some detail a piece of Gemma’s work that has stood out to me and that may inspire you too. As always I share a quote which is relevant to last weeks episode on slowing things down, it’s great for beginner letterers to have a play with, and a fun activity for the more seasoned lettering artist too. This episode wraps up with some hand lettering questions and answers. This podcast series shares helpful hand lettering information, tips, and resources, everything from beginning lettering to going pro. Previously episodes of the podcast were available every two weeks, episodes are now live every week, usually on a Tuesday!
What you will hear in this podcast episode…
· Sources of inspiration including the lettering artist Gemma O’Brien to look up, along with a specific piece of work she has created. (Links just below in the show notes.)
· An inspiring quote if you’re stuck for something to letter, which is also great for beginners.
· A question and answer segment, where I answer your hand lettering questions.
Show Notes & Links
Gemma O’Brien – Gemma’s agency website
@mrseaves101 – Gemma’s Instagram account.
Tell Him He’s Dreamin – Featured piece of work
Tell Him He’s Dreamin – Work in progress for featured piece of work
Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly. – Mae West
If you’d like to share your lettering work inspired by this episodes quote, you can do that through social media. You can share your creative works of art on the Lettering Tutorial Facebook page, or tag @letteringtut on Twitter, and @letteringtutorial on Instagram. It would be great to see what you create with the quote!
Use the brand new hashtag #LetteringTutorialGallery so I can find all of your lovely work inspired by the quotes easily, and so others can find your work too!
Q & A
As this is the tenth episode, and a bit of a mini milestone I thought it was a good time to share a couple of the questions I had when I first started lettering!
How do you start lettering?
What is the right way to letter?
If you have a question you’d like answered in the podcast, you can send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can ask as many questions as you like, and ask about anything at all that’s lettering related.
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Do you find using lots of colours within your lettering work distracting? Have you had a go at lettering a very large piece of work, did it go as expected? Please feel free to share your thoughts on this episode in the comments below.