Drawing / Sketching / Digital Painting

I posted this in the 'Questions you want answered thread', but haven't had much luck Maybe there is a better chance of someone in this thread having an answer:

bobbywatson wrote:

Has anyone here ever hired someone to create a specific font?

I am working on a comic, and I've been lettering it by hand so far (in Clip Studio Paint), but I hate doing that. However, I do like the look of it.

I know there are some websites where you can submit a scan of your handwriting, and they turn it into a font automatically, but I haven't had great success with them (even after I edited some of the kerning(?) with a free font creation software).

Ideally, I'd like a pro to do it, and do it better than I ever would.

I searched on Fiverr, and found plenty of people who claim they can do it, but I'd prefer if someone here could direct me to someone they know will do good work (paid, of course).

Also, Mario_Alba, those are some great looking chimps!

I fear that might be too specific a request
Especially if you have already tried and can't get the look you want with font creation software.
Perhaps there is a google font that matches close to what you want? I know they have quite a few handwriting style fonts.

Fonts are an eldritch skill to which i am not familiar, beyond picking them from a list in Adobe suite, sadly!

bobbywatson wrote:

I posted this in the 'Questions you want answered thread', but haven't had much luck Maybe there is a better chance of someone in this thread having an answer:

bobbywatson wrote:

Has anyone here ever hired someone to create a specific font?

I am working on a comic, and I've been lettering it by hand so far (in Clip Studio Paint), but I hate doing that. However, I do like the look of it.

I know there are some websites where you can submit a scan of your handwriting, and they turn it into a font automatically, but I haven't had great success with them (even after I edited some of the kerning(?) with a free font creation software).

Ideally, I'd like a pro to do it, and do it better than I ever would.

I searched on Fiverr, and found plenty of people who claim they can do it, but I'd prefer if someone here could direct me to someone they know will do good work (paid, of course).

Also, Mario_Alba, those are some great looking chimps!

Thank you!

As for your font question, I am afraid I am no help at all --I don't know anything or anyone.

pyxistyx wrote:

Fonts are an eldritch skill to which i am not familiar, beyond picking them from a list in Adobe suite, sadly!

Yeah, it feels like a dark arts that very few people can accomplish... I checked Google fonts, I found one or two that I might be able to use, I'll give them a shot next time I have a comic page to letter.

Edit: I bought an app called iFontMaker on my iPad (it was only $10), we'll see if I can get anywhere. Early tests are... somewhat encouraging, actually.

Edit 2: Some of the characters have some flaws (which I can edit pretty easily), but for the most part, this might actually do the trick... I'll give it the temporary bobbywatson seal of approval.

Looks a bit too clean... (Top is by hand, bottom is my new font)
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This is what you are looking for: https://www.calligraphr.com/en/

I tried that. I might give it another shot at some point. I will probably do a second attempt later this week, using a different brush in iFontMaker.

Some recent nonsense:
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I had to dig through numerous image hosting sites to figure out which one would allow me to post. Man, what a pain!

Use the img /img tags? (with braces [] )

edit: Your cross hatching is amazing sir

Thanks! I often forget that I can draw halfway decently. Finishing up the design for my next tattoo now.

Clip Art Studio is on sale for 50% off. $25 is a steal for this program. Was tempted to get the more advanced version for $100ish. I am not doing animation or multipage comics but at some point I will want to leverage the 3d to 2d tools for sure.
The redraw curve isn't perfect but its still fun to play around with. As is the simplify curve.
I haven't figured out a way to select all curve nodes once you have enabled viewing them but when I do, look out.
It seems to be lacking a curvature tool that I love in other programs. I will have to keep looking.
Still just a really neat program to play around with. It seems a hybrid between photoshop and illustrator without sacrificing much from both.

Inktober right around the corner! Anyone thinking of doing this again this year?

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I will most likely be doing MAPtober. Which is a thing I made up for myself last year So i will be doing something.

I'm considering doing something, but I'd have to be much faster producing stuff than I have been for the weekly prompts—maybe drop down to greyscale, more sketchy work like I did last year, or just do simpler 'thumbnail'-type images.

I'd also have to remember about the whole thing on October 1st, which with my grasp of the passage of time is no guarantee.

I'm not entirely sure. I keep thinking I'm not going to do it because I won't have time (which is a certainty), but I also want to do it because I've done for the past 5 years. If I do it, though, it will be with my own prompts like I did last year. I've been thinking about what theme I could follow, and coincidentally last night thought of "Masters of the Universe," so I might do that. If I do anything, which I'm still undecided about. But MOTU would be sooooo fun!

aha!

I have my prompt list. (borrowed from the DMs Guild Discord channel)

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That list looks great!

and i've thought of an overall theme too : 31 unique Cursed objects for 5e / D&D.

A drawing I did for my wife's birthday, which was yesterday:

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