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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBoVGqiSzr4

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZWc6LC5XTY

 

BLOG POSTS:

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

https://www.handletteringforbeginners.com/blog/introduction-different-lettering-styles

http://www.oneartsymama.com/2015/11/basic-hand-lettering-joy.html

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

http://www.oneartsymama.com/2016/05/brush-lettering-practice-page.html

 

THE NEXT STEP:

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

http://livingthegraylife.com/2016/06/17/beginners-hand-lettering/

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

https://bydawnnicole.com/how-to-do-bounce-lettering/

 

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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