Lettering an Impactful Quote with Jess Goldsmith – 1 of 2



Join illustrator and lettering artist Jess Goldsmith of Chick of all Trade as she creates a custom lettering piece using Adobe Fresco in celebration of Women’s History Month! Don’t miss the opportunity to help Jess bring her illustration to life as she incorporates real-time feedback from the live chat.

Guest Jess Goldsmith is an illustrator, lettering artist, and the founder of Women of Type, based in Brooklyn, NY: https://www.chickofalltrade.com/

Host Chris Blackstock is an Illustrator, concept artist, taste-maker, donut eater, based in CA: https://www.behance.net/chrisblackstock | https://blackstockart.com/

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Join us LIVE on Behance: https://www.behance.net/adobelive

00:00 Start
02:03 Jess’s work and experience
05:30 Jumping into the lettering project
08:25 Working on letter forms
15:40 Discussing results and efficiency
27:16 Continuing to fill out the letter forms – clean up of outlines
30:40 Line smoothing in Fresco
38:50 Finding your style – generalization
41:41 Reworking the g “tail”
46:32 Jess discovers the touch modifier – trimming segments
53:24 Working on the “women” letterforms
55:40 Process for integrating lettering styles
1:04:01 Choosing colors for the design
1:09:42 Creating interlocking elements with letterforms
1:14:02 Learning 3D software learning curves
1:17:32 Discussing Jess’s self taught journey
1:22:25 Screen Printing background
1:27:53 Behance live streaming
1:31:20 How Jess works with composition and draws inspiration
1:34:23 Plagiarism and putting your work out there
1:44:47 Working in a meditative state
1:47:13 Mac and PC
1:52:37 Recap and preview for day 2

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