Have you ever seen those fancy lettering some people do? Wondering if they use a computer or are just geniuses. Well, i’m here to help you get started if you’re interested! Some of you know that I do my own hand lettering and calligraphy. I am self taught and have been doing it for awhile.
Anyways, let’s start!
You can use you basic paper but sometimes I like using a whiteboard just because it’s a bit easier sometimes.
If you do decide to use a whiteboard, basic dry erase chisel tip markers should do it.
Or you might be using paper. I sometimes just used my Crayola Super Tip Markers which are probably the easiest and cheapest option. But I also went to Michael’s to buy markers and they did have some hand lettering markers for about $10. If you are a beginner, these are probably the best choices. I even saw some markers at Target for a pretty good price!
2. Getting Started
Calligraphy/Hand lettering is not just traditional cursive. It’s a more flowy and open type of cursive. Start practicing random phrases, the alphabet, names, etc. on your surface.
You’re probably wondering, how do I do that Ximena?
Watch this video to find out more:
It’s always important to practice. I kept a notebook for practice my lettering.
4.What’s the difference?
You might be wondering what the difference between hand lettering and Calligraphy.
Hand lettering is all types of handwriting not only cursive. It can be big and bold or thin and curvy.
Calligraphy is more focused on different types of cursive.
Here is a link to a more defined difference between both:
Those were just some super quick tips but if you search online, you can find tons of printouts and practice pages that could teach you some more.
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Hi! My name is Ximena and I’m a 13 year old girl who loves to hand letter, make art, and share my passions with others. I hope you are here to stay and find something that’s for you on my blog. :)