If you’ve seen all the lettering pages out there and are interested in having a go then here is some tips for starting!
I do not claim to be an expert in this field at all but it is a hobby I have picked up so I have been through the whole process of getting started.
What You’ll Need:
- Pens – While there are lots of fancy lettering pens out there, if you’re just getting started then any pen will do. If you find you really like it, then you can invest in some quality stationary.
- Paper – Try to avoid glossy paper, but other than that any will do!
- An Idea! – Have a look online or on some popular pages, then you’ll soon come up with an idea. Or if you can’t find anything, just pick out some random words to practice on.
Copycat – When you’re just starting out there is no harm is copying the designs you like. It’s useful to just get the technique down.
Changing Fonts – A key part of lots of lettering designs is using multiple fonts, so try practising some different styles and then mix them together.
How I started:
Here are some examples of where I started, just practicing different letters. The main technique is to thicken any downwards strokes, you can either do that through increased pressure on the pen, or you can cheat a bit and go over the lines to make them thicker afterwards.
Here is a step-by-step example:
Since then I have practiced and managed to improve my skills (although I still have a way to go). So now I’m quite proud of some of the little projects I have been able to do.