This post in the Try A New Craft series is dedicated to hand lettering. If you’ve ever wanted to try this craft but don’t know where to start, try this list of hand lettering resources for beginners! Read on for more.

This is the third post in the Try A New Craft series. The other two are dedicated to sewing and jewellery making so check them out if you’re interested in learning more about either of those things.

Hand lettering is something I’ve really enjoyed when I’ve tried it, but I need to spend more time practicing. Isn’t that the way with so many creative skills? I took a course in the basics of hand lettering a couple of years ago too. I really enjoyed that and found the lessons really valuable.

But for now, let’s learn more about hand lettering with the following resources…

Hand Lettering Resources: Starting With The Basics

Hand Lettering For Beginners — Made Vibrant

Caroline at Made Vibrant has an awesome lettering style and she has made a really great tutorial for beginners. It’s her hand lettering course that I mentioned earlier, and I’d thoroughly recommend it if you want to take your hand lettering a bit further.

Basic Hand Lettering: Joy — One Artsy Mama

Get started with this super straightforward step-by-step tutorial for lettering the word “joy”.

The Best Markers, Pens, and Tools for Hand Lettering — Creative Market

I’ve seen lots of advice for getting into hand lettering, but not so many articles on the best pens and markers to use. This is really useful info.

Brush Lettering Tips + Practice | Part 2 — Surely Simple

Brush lettering looks fantastic when it’s done well. These helpful hints will get you on the right track to beautiful brush lettering.

Lettering Basics: Brush Pens & Pen Pressure — Highpulp

More tips for perfecting your brush lettering, including how to use firm and light pressure for different effects.

5 Tips To Create A Unique Lettering Style (+ Free Checklist!) — Lyssy Creates

As much as you’ll need to follow along with other letterers when you’re getting started, you’ll also want to develop your own style in time. There are some great tips in this article.

Advanced Hand Lettering Techniques

Free Hand Lettering Practice Sheets: 9 Styles! — Dawn Nicole Designs

When you’re feeling more confident with basic lettering, why not try one of these 9 different styles?

Hand Lettering: Underline Flourishes — One Artsy Mama

Give basic lettering a bit of extra love with some underline flourishes. Learn how to do it with this tutorial.

Double-Letter Free Brush Calligraphy Practice Worksheets — Dawn Nicole Designs

Writing two of the same letters one after the other can be tricky to get right, so perfect your technique with these practice sheets.

Hand Lettering: Descender Letter Flourishes — One Artsy Mama

If you’ve tried underline flourishes, why not move on to descender letter flourishes?

How to Do Bounce Lettering — Dawn Nicole Designs

Have a go at bounce lettering to give your work a more natural, relaxed feel.

 

How to Perfect Your Thin Upstrokes in Brush Lettering — Lyssy Creates

Neat, thin upstrokes are part of lettering, but it can be tough to get them just right. These tips may help.


There you have it — lots of resources for different hand lettering techniques. Whether you’re completely new to the practice or you’re a bit more advanced, you’re sure to find something to try. Are you planning to give it a go?

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