Hand Lettering

After appreciating other talented artists for the last few years, I decided to really set aside time to practice hand lettering. They all have said, "practice daily" but I assumed this is a gift that you either have or you don't. The progress that I have made in just two weeks is a little hard for me to believe, but I'll take it.

There are so many resources that the experts provide for us beginners, such as a list of tried and true tools, tips and practice worksheets. I have found Ian Barnard's worksheets incredibly helpful, these worksheets walk you step-by-step on drawing serif letters. 

Also, subscribe for freebies with MakeMediaCo. and a great instructional booklet for brush lettering is emailed right away. 

After a semi-expensive trip to hobby lobby and a few practice coloring sessions with my 3 year old, this is where I'm at now. I know I  have a ways to go; the kerning, spacing, character heights are all far from perfect. But as the quote I lettered says, "be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire," I'll continue on because creativity does just that for me.

Color pencils with watercolor effect when brushed with water.