Thumbnail sketches have a lot of benefits but it’s not always obvious what they are, often doing the extra work of drawing out multiple thumbnail sketches can seem pointless. I challenge the misconceptions about using thumbnail sketches through sharing my own experiences and mistakes. I discuss the advantages and disadvantages to using them, and I also share an exclusive offer which I talk about towards the end of the episode. This podcast series shares helpful hand lettering information, tips, and resources, everything from beginning lettering to going pro. New episodes are available weekly, usually first airing on Tuesdays. Remember to subscribe using the links just below so that you don’t miss future episodes!
What you will hear in this podcast episode…
· Misconceptions about thumbnail sketches
· Advantages of using thumbnail sketches
· Different uses for thumbnail sketches
· An exclusive offer for Lettering Tutorial listeners and site visitors
Show Notes & Links
Dotted Field Notes Pack – I use these most often!
0.5mm Pentel Mechanical Pencil – The fine pencil I use for my thumbnail sketches
FieldNotesBrand.com – Field Notes website
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A reminder of what the workshop covers:
· Starting a hand-lettering business from scratch
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· Breaking into commercial hand-lettering
· Designing products with hand-lettering
· Building a community around your art
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Have you used thumbnail sketches before or are they a new concept to you? Do you get caught up in the smaller details when lettering draft ideas? Please feel free to share your thoughts on this episode in the comments below.
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