When I decided to learn hand lettering for my learning project, I also decided to use open resources only. I changed my mind when I saw a blog post offering 2-month free access to SkillShare; I have one free month left.
Just as suggestions, these are the workshops I already watched and recommend, in case you are also interested in learning hand lettering:
by Jackson Alves
by Martina Flor
by Ciarra Rouwhorst
by Emma Witte
by Chelle Perea
by Peggy Dean
Designers: Jackson Alves, Martina Flor, Ciarra Rouwhorst, Emma Witte, Chelle Perea, and Peggy Dean.
Please share in the comments any other great workshop on hand lettering!
According to Pieces Calligraphy, I should focus on mastering the basic brush strokes to build muscle memory. I recognize that I did not put the proper effort into practising basic brush strokes yet because I thought I could practice by writing words.
Now, I am convinced. I chose three free fonts and built my own practice guides:
Fonts: Allura, Qwigley, and Satisfy.
I only have one of my most favourite brush pens, and it is yellow. I decided to buy a 12-colour set at my favourite online store, but it will take 2-3 weeks to arrive. In the meantime, I bought a 6-dollar set of Crayolas. Crayoligraphy is becoming common among new hand letterers because of the nib of the Crayola markers: it is firm and allows for making thin and thick strokes with ease.
I practised some letters of the alphabet using a Crayola marker but lost my patience after a full page of single letters and syllables. Continue reading “Hand lettering: From impatience to hope”