Want to learn how to start hand lettering? This is the place to start!
Here is what you need:
- Brush pen (I recommend the Tombow Fudenosuke Hard Tip or the Pentel Touch pens for starting out)
- Many of the videos are using the Tombow Duel Brush Pen but I recommend starting with the above pens as they are easier to control
- Pencil and eraser
- Paper (I recommend starting with cheap old graph paper)
- Lots of patience!!
As you pick up your pen and start to perfect your hand lettering skills, the one thing to remember is that everyone has a different style. I would encourage you to practice the eight basic strokes as much as you can to really get a feel for things. I find it best to spend an entire page in my notebook on each of the 8 strokes. Once you have really perfected your basic skills, don’t be afraid to let loose a bit and get creative with the way you draw your letters. Develop your own personal style. Start playing around with different pens. Embrace the beauty in the process!
Alphabet and Basic Stroke Guide (Pieces Calligraphy)
Lowercase Alphabet Practice Sheets (One Artsy Mama)
Free Guide (Tombow USA)
Some of my favorite lettering blog posts for beginners:
Brush Pen Comparison and Review (Pieces Calligraphy)
Uppercase and Lowercase Letters (One Artsy Mama)
Handlettering 101 (Dawn Nicole Designs)