Today I’m sharing some ways you can practice hand lettering with brush pens, markers or even paint brushes. Remember that practice makes progress!
Often those who watch my video’s get frustrated as it looks too easy when sped up so today I’m sharing some real-time lettering so you can practice along with me.
Practice your up and down strokes with drill formations. One of the most important aspects to master as beginner hand letterer is thick downstrokes and thin upstrokes by applying the right amount of pressure. Watch the video to see my drills formations.
Lower Case ABC’s
I always recommend beginners start with the lower case letters of the alphabet before moving on. You can simply follow this video tutorial formations for each of the letters or use my lettering practice worksheets. They include all three practicing drills from this post.
Capital Letters ABC’s
Once you’ve mastered your up and down strokes and your lower case letters, you’ll move on to the capital letters and practice connecting
My favorite brush pens and markers used in this video include the Crayola Broad Tips, Crayola Supertips, Marvy Uchida ColorIn’s and the Tombow Dual Brush Pens. I’d highly recommend starting with the Crayola’s or a broader tipped marker if you’re just starting out as they are easier to work with as a beginner. You can read more about how to use them here.