Lettering


Handlettering: A Beginner's Round-Up of Places to Start

If you’re like me, you’ve seen the beautiful handlettering at weddings or on art pieces at HomeGoods & Target. Maybe you think, “I’m a little crafty. I’m sure I could learn to make something like that myself!” You log into Pinterest see all of the gorgeous images. Now, you might be asking, “How do I start?!”

I’m so glad you asked!

I honestly don’t remember exactly whose blog I used as my starting point. I read quite a few posts about lettering, and I know I watched some YouTube videos. I can’t remember which videos. (I DO remember that the instructor was super sarcastic which made the videos that much more enjoyable!)

Videos

I did some looking around and found a couple videos/channels that you might find helpful if you learn better with a video:

This one is mostly about brush lettering, but it also touches on some other basic styles & methods.

Here is a video that shows different fonts that don’t involve buying super special pens. She has a other videos on her channel that might be worthwhile, too.

Blog Posts

These posts cover the very basics of how to get started.

If brush lettering is more your style, check out Amy’s post here…

Next Steps

Once you get the basics going, go here for an expansion on those styles:

And the oh-so-popular bounce lettering. Dawn Nicole is a great resource for learning how to letter in different styles & with different media.

Most of these above websites have some awesome resources, so click around & see what you find. Let me know if you have another resource that I didn’t list here so that I can check it out too – I love finding new lettering friends!

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