Just updated my website videos page with over a 100 of my lettering videos. Many of them you may have already seen on Instagram but there are also some longer versions than the one minute Instagram quickies. Go check it out if you want www.JohnKingLetterArt.com or via link in bio. Anyone interested in seeing more long-format real time lettering videos and tutorials? 🖌🖌🖌🖌🖌
Big thanks to everyone who has purchased my Casual Lettering Brushstroke Tutorial Poster! 😎👍 If you haven't got your hands on one yet just head over to my website (link in bio) www.JohnKingLetterArt.com where they are available in 18"x24" and 16"x20" sizes printed on acid free archival matte paper.
These posters are printed from a high resolution art scan of the original piece that I hand lettered with @1shotpaints Poster Enamels on White Bond Paper using a LetterArt SWKM Series Size 8 Brush and mahlstick.
I wanted these posters to show the letters exactly as they came off the brush rather than print from an edited computerised vector file, which they do beautifully with all of the brush stroke textures and color translucencies perfectly reproduced.
I must say, laying down 120+ brush strokes one color at a time and out of sequence without error and no opportunity to wipe off mistakes proved to be a much bigger challenge than I anticipated, especially when things like but not limited to suddenly getting the hiccups mid stroke on the "S" happen during what is shaping up to be a successful piece! After over 30 draft versions this is the final result!
Should I do Script poster next?🤔
Breaking in a brand new set of #LetterartBrushes . I have washed the gum arabic out of them with water and have applied Neatsfoot Oil to the hairs.
I'm using this cheap stiff bristled paintbrush to groom the hairs and get any tangles out. This set will be used for enamels.
These brushes are available on my website, (link in bio) check it out if you'd like some! #BeautifulThings 😍 🖌🖌🖌🖌
@mis.moniker and Hana Alihodzic both did extremely well for Brush and Mahlstick newcomers at this weekend's Script and Casual Workshop held at @ktcosa HQ in the sleepy country Victorian township of Euroa.
Any Aussies looking to learn or improve their signwriting skills should hook up with @ktcosa were you will have the opportunity to learn from some of the best craftsmen in the country. Or if you're on in the Northern Hemisphere hit me up to attend my regular Los Angeles workshops!
Massive first day with a full house at my Aussie Script and Casual Workshop hosted by @ktcosa in Euroa Victoria at the inspirational studios of @writtenbywinton, my first boss, mentor and and influence in this biz.
Here''s a few shots from the day. I barely had time to take any pics but hopefully will get e few more tomorrow. A fantastic group ranging from first timers to seasoned pros sharpening their brush skills and Casual Lettering. Great gains by everyone today!
1Shot enamel on paper. Here's an old freehand decorative S vid I found in my digital dumpster that I never posted thanks to my big fat hand blocking the view, but I'm a bit light on material while I'm on vacation so here it is, and it's not a bad looking letter 😁 🖌🖌🖌🖌🖌🖌
Busy busy preparing materials for the Australian script and Casual workshop being held at the spectacular studios of @writtenbywinton in Euroa on April 21st 22nd. This Workshop is almost sold out, only a couple of spots left so jump in if you'd like to be part of it. Some of Australia's best veteran Signwriters will be there also so this will be a unique opportunity to tap into well over 100 years of collective knowledge for anyone wanting to learn the craft! Tickets at www.ktcosa.com 😎🖌🖌🖌
My one and only Australian Script and Casual Workshop is only 4 weeks away!
This is going to be a very special weekend for me reuniting with the two Master Craftsman who trained me when I was a Youngster!
Workshop will be taking place on April 21-22 in the picturesque Victorian township of Euroa in the AMAZING studio of @writtenbywinton who was my first employer and the man who is responsible for me falling in love with signwriting from the very first time I laid eyes on his work in 1986 as a teenager.
Winton will be there too along with my second employer from back in the day Arthur German who was/is also a major inspiration, mentor and friend to myself and Winton, so this workshop promises to be a rare opportunity to also learn tips from these master craftsman who I regard as being among the best on the planet
To book your spot go to www.ktcosa.com Hurry as this special weekend is already over half sold out.
FYI, KTCOSA ( @ktcosa ) stands for Keeping the Craft of Sign Writing Alive which is a not-for-profit organization in Australia that Winton co-founded to do just that which I am very proud to be associated with.
I am so looking forward to that fresh Victorian High Country air!!! Hope to see you there!!😎🖌🖌🖌🖌🖌🖌🖌🖌🖌🖌🖌🖌🖌
We just had a huge weekend of Casual Lettering study and practice at my March Casual Intensive weekend workshop aka #casualbootcamp at my studio in LA!
Huge first steps were taken by @littlewingcreates and Kevin O'Donnell who were both first timers with the brush and mahl stick.
At this workshop students spend a lot of time studying casual letter shapes along with brush stroke practice and letter execution, followed with some layout and design study before producing their own Showcard style sign to keep.
it was great to share my craft of 30 years with two talented artist with a passion to learn it!
Special shoutout to Kevin for making the trek from #Detroit to take the workshop!! Next up, Script and Casual Australia in April then back to LA for May. 😎🖌🖌🖌🖌🖌🖌
Here is the WXYZ& of my standard Casual alphabet that I started posting a while ago but forgot that I still had more letters to post! (video has been sped up fyi)
This is the alphabet will be working on for a solid 2 days at this weekend's Casual Intensive Lettering Workshop in LA.
Learning to write a casual alphabet is the first step in becoming a sign painter as it teaches you brush control, letter shape fundamentals and also provides you with a necessary element in your Lettering Arsenal. Still some spots available in the Workshop if you would like to attend, Link in bio. 🖌🖌🖌🖌🖌🖌🖌
All systems go for this weekend's Casual Lettering Workshop.
Two full days of Casual Lettering instruction and training along with some fun Show Card painting to boot.
Still some spots available so book now if you want in, all details on my website link in bio. Would love to see you there! 🖌🖌🖌🖌🖌🖌🖌🖌🖌🖌🖌🖌🖌🖌🖌🖌