Video: Viking Lettering process

Posted in - Lettering & Video on May 6th 2013 6 Comments

My friends, this is my first attempt at putting together an informational video. I am totally stoked. Since I am always going on and on about the importance of process I decided to kick off my “video making career” showing this viking script lettering process. This video gives a glimpse of how things flow once I bring in a well-refined lettering sketch into Adobe Illustrator to bring it to vector life. Mastering the flow of curves in Illustrator can be a challenge. My goal is to give others a look at how I tame the bézier beast and help viewers get a feel for the power of the pen tool.

I hope you enjoy. Please share if you like! As always I am open to feedback so comments are welcome.


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  • Russell - Reply

    May 6, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Very cool! Always enjoy watching other creative processes.

  • derek - Reply

    May 7, 2013 at 9:43 am

    Hey great video! It will be more interesting if you add some background music though.

    • Lindsey - Reply

      May 7, 2013 at 1:34 pm

      Thanks for the feedback Derek. I actually played with that a bit but I couldn’t quite get it right yet to where it wasn’t conflicting with my narrating. I will keep that in mind for future videos though. I’m new at making videos so feedback is good!

  • Robert Lane - Reply

    May 7, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Amazing! I’m assuming your purpose for segmenting individual letters is for control. Is that true? (I’ve never thought about breaking letters down into parts like you did here.)

    • Lindsey - Reply

      May 7, 2013 at 5:43 pm

      Yes sir. There is a lot more freedom to made adjustments to individual parts or changes if needed.

  • Daniel - Reply

    August 10, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    I usually break down each letter into 1-2 parts. I think I’ll try your technique next time. Do you also use the Width tool? Thanks for sharing!

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