Dallas Clayton is a very skilled and talented artist. His work can take on many forms and often sends out great messages too. In ‘Featured Lettering Artist Dallas Clayton’ I give a little intro about Dallas and then discuss a piece of work that he created which stood out to me. I provide an inspiring quote for you to have a go at hand lettering in whatever style that takes your fancy. Then towards the end of the episode answer a very common question that many lettering artists will ask themselves at least once if not more in their lettering journeys. 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 Dallas Clayton to look up, along with a specific piece of work he 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
Dallas Clayton – Dallas’ website
@dallasclayton – Dallas’ Instagram account.
Let’s Forget About The Race – Featured piece of work
Failing to plan is planning to fail. – Alan Lakein
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 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
This weeks question was asked by Chris. It’s a really valid question and something I think a lot of artists consider at at least one point in their lettering journeys!
How do I not suck at lettering?
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 give yourself freedom to explore loose and raw lettering styles? Is drawing out line guides / using guides something you always do within your lettering work? Please feel free to share your thoughts on this episode in the comments below.