One day while flipping through instagram I saw a picture similar to my above picture it was from Leslie (over at Recipe for Crazy) she posted about a hand-lettering class she was taking on Skillshare. I was so excited about I signed right up. The class is taught via videos by Mary Kate McDevitt. McDevitt is a casual teacher and really walks you through more the basics in design and layout. If you want a "how do I draw an A" this class wouldn't be where I start. But I really liked her discussion on making a mood board to help decide the style of your quote.
She asked us to pick a quote that means something to us. Then decide on the feel of the design. I wanted to go with an old school book feel to my quote. You start with a lot of sketches to get the ideas going for all the pieces. Then work on a final sketch of the whole design.
Then from the final sketch you make an inked version. I have to say this took me a few tries to get the lines nice and straight. I still need to work on this part.
That is where her first class ends. Her next class teaches you how to take that inked sketch and turn it into a digital print. I thought I would give it a try without the class. And I am happy with how it turned out but I will be taking the class. There has to be easier and better ways to do it than I did.
If you are looking for a class I would highly recommend Skillshare for s quick and budget friendly source.