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There are so many great hand lettering resources out there for anyone who wants to get started in lettering.
However, it can get a little overwhelming to sort through it all and find just what you need. This Resource list I created will hopefully alleviate the frustration and help put you on a straight path to getting the needed tools to begin your creative journey. If you have questions don’t hesitate to contact me here and I will do my best to direct you and answer your questions.
So where to begin for the newbie? For the person who just wants to start you can begin with just the basics. Here is a helpful article I wrote about basic lettering tools you can start with! Click HERE!
Practicing strokes is a foundational part of learning the art of lettering. So to get you started you can find some great practice drill sheets on Dawn Nicole’s Website:
Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes in design, business, technology and more. Here are a few basic Hand Lettering classes I recommend and that can help you develop your skills and your own lettering style:
Hand Lettering Essentials for Beginners by Mary Kate McDevitt
Hand Lettering: 4 Easy Steps to Modern Calligraphy by Peggy Dean
Lettering Layouts: Create Beautiful Messages by Teela Cunningham
Bounce Lettering: Adding Character to your Lettering by Teela Cunningham
If you’re interested in any or all of these classes, it’s definitely worth it to check out Skillshare . Skillshare’s giving away a 2 free months to our readers. Just sign up using this link, and you’ll receive 2 free months of unlimited online classes. No commitments and you could cancel anytime. Thanks Skillshare!
Need a website? Looking for a great WordPress Theme?
I wholeheartedly recommend Genesis and Pretty Darn Cute Designs. My website runs on both of these. I’m currently using the “Pretty Fabulous Theme“! Genesis is one of the leading frameworks for WordPress websites and Pretty Darn Cute Designs has some of the best Themes out there to make your website eye catching and super functional! I love the way Studiopress explains it: “WordPress acts as the engine of your car. Genesis (the framework) is the frame and body of the car, and is the basic design, security, and SEO foundation of your website. … Lastly, a child theme is the pure design element that rests on top of your framework — the cherry red paint job on that car.”
Before I started hand Lettering I was a web designer, so I can wholeheartedly attest to the quality of Genesis by StudioPress and the Themes by Pretty Darn Cute Design. If you have questions, please feel free to email me at liz(at)loveletteredhere(dot)com or via my contact page.