Basic Script Lettering 101
This class is for anyone and everyone who has ever wanted to learn the basics of lettering. More specifically, script lettering! Learn a little bit about typography, the best tools to use, and a few tips and tricks I've learned along the way.
- What is Typography? Know the difference between calligraphy and script lettering.
- What tools do I use? I will give you a large list of my favorite and most used tools and where to find them.
- Learn to recognize the most common mistakes with script style lettering and how to avoid them.
- By using your favorite drawing materials, create a hand-letter sketch that's meaningful, lasting, and inspiring.
- Digitizing your work.
Suggested MaterialsYou'll need all your favorite drawing materials:
- sketchbook or paper
- pencil (a soft pencil like a 2B works great)
- eraser (I use a pink pearl, or prisma color gummy eraser. But anything that erases will be perfect)
- pen (a micron pen, .01 is a good starter - or you can get a set that ranges from .005 to 08)
- round paint brush (a mixed media or watercolor brush works great. I love my Master's Touch, size 4, round brush - can be found at your local craft store. If you can get a variety of brush sizes, do so!)
- a liquid medium of your choice (watercolor, gouache, ink, calligraphy ink, acrylic ink. I use Speedball's liquid acrylic ink the most)
We'll go over a lot of different lettering tools in this class. Although, you could technically get through this class with only a few sheets of printer paper, a pencil, eraser and a pen or sharpie, you'll want to get as many of the tools as you can. Script lettering with a brush and ink or watercolor is what I do a lot of, so I'll be going over this style a lot. This class is about experimenting and finding the tools that fit you and your style best.
The best way to learn will be to try new things, challenge yourself and make mistakes! (that's what erasers are for, right?)
# 7 | Total Time: 49 min
|Identify and Define||4:39|
|Styles of Script||1:04|
|Taking On A Project||