So to get you started on practicing some creative lettering styles This month of August I have made available a Freebie for you. It’s my Outline Practice Sheet:For we walk by faith not by sight.
The way we get better at hand lettering is by practicing, tracing strokes, or just working on basic strokes. For those of you who have been wanting to learn lettering but hold back cause you feel like you have lousy handwriting so it’s no use…I need you to stop right now. Hand Lettering is simple the art of drawing letters.
This particular printable is one that I am currently using for my students in my paid course: Creative Lettering.
I am teaching them to create this particular lettering layout and quote by hand but I have also made available this practice sheet just for those newbies who may need it as a guide.
When you first start learning hand lettering it’s all about practicing your basic strokes. You also begin to look at letters differently. You start viewing them as shapes and not the alphabet you grew up learning. Once you start looking at letters as shapes it takes on a whole new way of approaching hand lettering. It’s not about perfect hand writing at all… it’s about drawing strokes, lines and shapes. So practicing helps you build muscle memory, basically helping you to retrain how you look at letters. It’s not as complicated as it sounds but it is something you have to put time into learning for sure if you want to improve.