Hand Lettering

Liven Up Your Handwriting

Hand lettering can be a relaxing hobby, a side hustle, or even a full-time job. Starting out can be very inexpensive -- you only need a pack of Crayola markers and blank paper.

What is hand lettering? Hand lettering is basically a fun and different way to write things. The most basic hand lettering involves using more pressure on the downstroke and less on the upstroke. You can develop your own style to fit whatever type of project you are working on. You can even create fonts using an app like Procreate.

Where can you learn to hand letter? I learned by taking a class at a local craft studio, but many people learn through YouTube. I do not recommend paying for any type of online course -- you can find everything you need to learn hand lettering for free online.

What do you need to start hand lettering? As mentioned above, your really only need Crayola markers and paper. As you progress, you may want to invest in Tombow Brush Pens and high-quality paper. I recently started lettering on Procreate on my iPad 8, but it's certainly a different feel from just paper. I did buy a paper-feel screen protector to make it easier to use my Apple Pencil when writing. (I created the header logo on the main page with Procreate. Don't judge. I'm still learning.)

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