Abstract Art Inspired Lettering Tutorial. Follow along with my video lesson to create this fun, artsy iPad lettering in the Procreate app!
Abstract Art Inspired Lettering Tutorial
What’s the first artist you can remember loving as a child? My obsession with all things Lisa Frank is the first one I can recall. Her bold use of colors and playful designs are back and I’m thrilled to share her work with my own daughters.
I’m still drawn to art this is colorful, fun, and not too fussy. I like art to look artsy. Somewhere between Impressionism (such as Monet) and Abstract. Give me the sketchy and loose and imperfect. In my mind, if it’s too perfect, why not just use a photograph instead of a painting?
And so this month’s lettering tutorial was inspired by a more abstract style of creating! It reminds me of the style I often used when I used to do art journaling, only digitally.
I hope you have as much fun with this style as I do.
- Procreate App + iPad + Apple Pencil
- Procreate Brushes: We’ll be using a ton of brushes and stamps from The Creativity Kit and The Watercolor Lettering Kit.
- Download the Project Reference Sheet + Lettering Template below!
Click the buttons below to download!
Video Lesson: Watch the Tutorial
Follow along with the video below to create your paper art piece!
This month’s video lesson is just over 30 minutes long. You can also watch it on YouTube here.
If you want to skip or re-watch any portions of the tutorial, here are the timestamps for each section.
- 00:00 Intro
- 00:15 Project Overview
- 03:52 Lettering
- 06:30 Paper Texture + Coloring/Painting Letters
- 11:27 Sketchy Outlines
- 13:43 Background Scribbles
- 15:35 Background Hearts
- 17:40 Scribble Details
- 20:22 Stamps
- 26:34 Paper Texture, Part Two + Hello Lettering
- 30:21 Closing Outro
I hope you enjoyed this Lettering Tutorial.
See you next month for another Procreate Project. 🙂