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Procreate for Beginners project

I don’t know how it happened, but in the last few weeks I’ve become obsessed with Procreate. It’s been on my iPad for over a year, and I’ve used it here and there for some things. It was really helpful for my 20 days / 100 Notans project. I guess the catalyst was watching some of Teela Cunningham’s tutorials. I first ran across her on Skillshare a few years back, and loved her course on Lettering Layouts. When I saw that she has a free Procreate for Beginners course I figured it would be a great way to get more…

DHDR Doberbutts tee design mockup on female model

Doberman Rescue fundraising tee design

Sometimes a project comes along that’s a magical fit. That’s how I felt when a friend asked if I’d be interested in working on a t-shirt design for a local Doberman rescue organization with one of her colleagues. Not only was it great timing, it was perfectly in line with my love for designing for pets. The project is for a great cause — raising funds to support the rescue and placement of Dobermans. Although there are a number of causes I believe in, helping animals is the one I focus on. Christy, the Executive Director of Desert Harbor Doberman Rescue, already had a…

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Lettering Layouts class

When I started taking Skillshare classes over the summer, I quickly fell in love with Teela Cunningham‘s classes. She has a knack for breaking down cool and trendy techniques into steps that make sense. I’ve seen great hand-lettered layouts for awhile now, like with those chalkboard lettering walls, art prints, or tees. But I never understood how they were made — they seemed to appear by magic. Teela’s class Lettering Layouts: Create Beautiful Messages provides a ton of clarity on how to get started with these designs. After choosing my phrase, “You had to have the big salad!” (from Seinfeld, of course), I designated…