I'm working on building my lettering skills this year, and wanted to share my top favorite resources so you can get started, too!
In truth, all you need is pencil and paper...almost, if not all, lettering forms and styles can be done in pencil (and you can erase pencil!), but when you'd like to branch out, here are some options: (some link to what I use)
- Lead holders
- Lead sharpener
- Mechanical pencils
- White paint pen (Sharpie brand)
- Chalk pen
- Brush pens
- Calligraphy pens (found at craft stores)
- Calligraphy nibs
- Calligraphy ink (also found at craft stores)
- Bond paper (great for tracing over lettering templates)
- Sketch paper
Fun stuff to letter on:
- Chalkboards (or any surface painted with chalkboard paint)
- Glass (mirrors, glass in frames, drinkware -- use the paint pens for these)
- Blank cover notebooks
Skillshare has some great hand lettering courses by Bryn Chernoff, Mary Kate McDevitt, Martina Flor, Spencer Charles, Andrea Campos, and more! Search 'hand lettering' to see all the classes.
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And of course, a quick search on Pinterest will get you tons of results, here's the board I started.
WHERE I'M AT
Currently working on my calligraphy...and working on being patient and slow. Brush pen lettering is another slow process, but I'm determined to get the hang of it!
Chalkboards are fantastic to practice on, since you can erase what you don't like! This chalkboard took somewhere around 30 minutes, and I sped it up in the video...it's a bit mesmerizing...you've been warned ;) We also won't mention that I erased all the lettering twice before filming the final video...real life confession...
What quote or wording are you going to letter today?