Hand Lettering… If you haven’t caught on to this craze, then you must be living under a rock! If you’ve wanted to try mastering this art for yourself, these hand lettering musts for the beginner will help!
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I try to learn a new skill every year, for 2017, I decided I wanted to learn actual hand lettering and calligraphy techniques… instead of just winging it like I have been. Now its the middle of June, and I haven’t quite gotten around to learning or practicing… cause you know… life!
So with summer here, I’m trying to get my act together! I’ve got a touch more time during the summer months, so I’ve made a few purchases, and I am ready to get to work! These Hand Lettering MUSTS for the Beginner are all things that I want, or have already purchased to get me going on this lettering journey!
Practice Sheets and Books:
- 52 Alphabets To Practice
- Calligraphy & Hand Lettering Notepad
- Adventures in Lettering
- Lowercase Alphabet Practice Guides for Beginners
- Hand Lettering Practice Sheet
- Printable Practice Sheets for Beginners
- I Can Learn HAND LETTERING Worksheets for Beginners
- Hand Lettering 101
- The Ultimate Brush Lettering Guide
- No Fuss Brush Calligraphy Starter Kit
- DIY Brush Lettering Starter Set
- No Fuss Original Calligraphy Kit
- Calligraphy Starter Kit
- Hand Lettering & Brush Calligraphy Starter Kit
Pens and Brushes:
- Tombow Dual Brush Pen Art Markers
- 3-Piece Calligraphy Nib Set
- Watercolor Painting Calligraphy Lettering
- Tombow Dual Brush Pen Art Marker
- Brush Pens Set
Bloggers and Instructors to follow:
Far and away, my favorite lettering blog and blogger is By Dawn Nicole! She’s got fabulous tips, regular challenges and lots of awesome freebies! I recommend that you sign up for her newsletter so you don’t miss anything!
One Artsy Mama is a creative/crafty blog I’ve followed for years! She started hand lettering a while ago and shares inspiration and practice ideas!
I recently stumbled upon Hand-Lettering For Beginners, a site that is exactly that! Tips, supply lists, ideas and tutorials specially designed with beginners in mind!
The Pigeon Letters is packed full of gorgeous lettering inspiration! This site will leave you wanting more!
If you’ve wanted to try learning or mastering this skill for yourself, these hand lettering musts for the beginner will definitely help you!!
Have you tried hand lettering or calligraphy? I’d love to hear about your favorite resources, products and must haves!
Dawn McAlexander says
The art of handwritten letters has been lost since computers came onto the scene. It is so important to maintain this skill since one day computers may not be available to us. Plus it is just super cute!
I did some hand lettering years ago and really enjoyed playing around with it. Would be fun to try my hand at it again and do come creative work.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
This is such a great resource. I’ve been wanting to give hand lettering a try, but I didn’t know where to start. I’ve always loved the look of it.
Kelly Hutchinson says
My oldest daughter does the most beautiful calligraphy. I got her some books and pens for Christmas. She loved them.
Jennifer Van Huss says
This is a great skill to have. It is so sad that many children today have no clue how to handwrite, let alone calligraphy. Thanks for sharing these amazing resources!
What a great list of products. I am terrible at hand lettering/calligraphy/writing anything out. I’m thankful for e-mail so that I don’t have to worry about how bad my lettering is.
Joely Smith says
I used to do this so much when I was a teenager! I loved calligraphy and learning new ways to handletter!
Thank you – this not only brought back memories, but made me want to get into it again!
Calligraphy is a skill that I’ve always wanted to learn. These are great tips.
I think hand lettering is such a beautiful and unique talent. I would love to learn one day and am always in awe of people with beautiful hand lettering abilities!
Oyinkan Ogunleye says
I love calligraphy!!!!Especially with such beautiful pens like the ones you featured!
I’m dyyyingggg to be able to do calligraphy and fancy writing! My handwriting is god awful LOL! I’m going to grab some of these so I can get better – you know me and my font obsession!!!
Thanks for linking all of those products! I would love to try my hand at lettering.
Marielle Altenor says
Great resource! I’ve always talked about getting better with my hand lettering. I need to check some of these products out!
Victoria heckstall says
I really love doing lettering. This is great! Very informative and detailed. I like it.
Angela Bethea says
I am also into Calligraphy before. These are really wonderful list. I also follow some calligraphy artist in Instagram. Love their work.
I wish I could hand letter!! My handwriting is terrible and I don’t know that any amount of classes could hep me, HA!
Shannon Gurnee says
This is a great roundup of items when it comes to hand lettering for beginners. I’ll have to check these out.
I learned classic calligraphy when I was a kid, but these version is so gorgeous. I can see making invitations for a kid’s b-day party.