Bounce Lettering: Learn to Break the Rules to Produce Effortless-Looking Calligraphy

Peggy Dean, The Pigeon Letters | Lettering & Illustration

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8 Lessons (48m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:34
    • 2. Class Materials

      4:48
    • 3. Get to Know Your Brush Pens

      9:49
    • 4. Guidelines: Learn 'em to Break the Rules

      5:52
    • 5. Ascenders & Descenders

      2:46
    • 6. Bounce Your Letters

      16:03
    • 7. Bounce Your Words

      6:14
    • 8. Class Project

      0:46
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About This Class

Bounce lettering is a trend in modern calligraphy that isn't going out of style any time soon. Its playful, airy form catches eyes and sets the mood right from the get-go. This class does exactly what Pablo Picasso's infamous quote says to do: "Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist." We’re going to be diving into the art of breaking the rules. Bounce lettering is a fun way to spin what we know of calligraphy into a playful, even whimsical vibe. It produces gorgeous results leaving the eye wanting more.

In this class, you'll learn:

  • The best materials for quality results
  • Guidelines that are necessary to learn in order to properly break out of them to create your bounce effect
  • Different stylistic approaches
  • Advanced tricks that are actually much easier than you might think!

The class also includes a downloadable guide with practice words and additional resources to assist you even further in your lettering journey. The guides can be printed or imported to Procreate for lettering on paper or digitally.

This class is for you if you’ve established a solid understanding of letter forms and how to create a consistent alphabet that you feel comfortable with and you’re ready to take your skills to the next level. If you need some guidance with fundamentals, check out my other lettering classes - they’re arranged in order of recommended watching! 

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