Serif with Inline Stroke
Now that we've got more comfortable with the basics and we're starting to get into some decoration like we did with the three d for our last prompt now for our next prompt we're going to be doing a sarah flutter form with an inline stroke let me show you a couple tips about working with an inline stroke what? So just like I've been doing with a lot of my letter forms um the inline stroke is going to be a great place to get started because it's also how I tend just initially sketch out my letters anyway it's almost like the skeleton of the letters if I'm going to be doing when we're doing a pee, I'll probably start off with this even if I'm gonna make a much thicker letter for him so start off with what's going to become the letter for him and I'm gonna start to build it up. So now that I know basically where my letter goes, I'm gonna come back and into the outline part first um maybe I want to go in and had even more to this. So uh if you were doing a relatively low contrast letter, th...
e inline stroke is going to fill in the entire letter for him uh, if the letter form that you're working with us a little bit more high contrast, you'll find that the inline will only be in the the thick part of the letters so I'm gonna start the same way with my sketch that sort of inline stroke and then as I filled it up I'm gonna build up just the horizontal sze first because that's where my weight's gonna fall so for this I'm only and have my inline fall here and here and you know you can do some fun things with you're in line you're in line doesn't have to just simply be a straight line you cannot even more decoration to it um and in line is a nice way tio decorate a heavy letter form um but it is always nice if you want to start off you know that you're going to do an in line to begin with it's probably a lot better because sometimes if you make your letter for him first and then you add the inline if your weight is incan assistant it will be highlighted by the fact that you have been in line so start with your in line first and then build up the letter around it I think that's all I needed to tell you about an inline stroke so you go ahead, take your next word um and you're gonna be doing a sarah if letter with an inline stroking it, so I chose to do the word type for this one and again you'll see me first blocking in where all of my letters will fall so I know that it's based out right start off by doing my in line I think I'm going to do a slightly higher contrast okay, so I've gone ahead and I did a, um a more high contrast sarah for the word type so when I did this word that you noticed I put the inline on ly in the thick part of the letters and not in the thin part tried it in the little cross bar on the e at the end and it really wasn't working, so I erased it. You also might have noticed as I was working, I was shifting things around a little bit don't be scared to do this definitely start light so that you can keep a little bit of flexibility in there, but I was having some problems with the spacing with the y in the p and um so I chose to move things around a little bit and even as I look at it now, I think I need to bring down the top of the t a little bit more, so I'm just going to do that before I move on um and then I also went ahead and I added one extra little drop shade in there because I felt like I was looking nice with ian line just to have a little bit more decoration in there you can go ahead and add whatever it is that you like to it. Um, and don't forget there's always time at the end, to go back in and add in decoration throughout the entire piece to make it feel a little bit more cohesive and fill in any little awkward gaps that you have along the way. Um, so why don't you go ahead and get started on this next prompt? And I will see you in a few.