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9 Videos (58m)
    • Overview

    • Brush Pens and Practice Guides

    • A-D

    • E-J

    • K-Q

    • R-Z

    • Creating Words

    • Bounce!

    • Project Time!


About This Class

Brush Lettering: Alphabet Basics is a great resource for learning to build letters with brush pens. Before you know it, you'll be up and running, creating a balanced, dimensional alphabet!


Alphabet Basics will take you through a tutorial on a few ways to create each letter of the alphabet. The focus in this class is on lowercase letters. After discovering the basic strokes of brush pens, this class will guide you through how those strokes apply in each letter's creation.

There are a few brush pens that I recommend to get started (you only need one):

Kuretake Pocket Brush Pen - Works best for very small lettering
Tombow Fudenosuke Hard Tip - Works best for small to medium lettering
Tombow Fudenosuke Soft Tip - Works best for small to medium lettering
Pentel Touch Sign Pen - Works best for medium lettering

Each of these brush pens will be sufficient for the same lettering size that we will be using, but will vary in thickness. You can find my brush review here.

For additional practice, I offer practice sheets that cover ten different lettering styles for both lowercase and uppercase letters here.

This class is a branch off of 4 Easy Steps to Modern Calligraphy and Brush Lettering: The Beginner's Guide. If you are brand new to brush lettering, I recommend enrolling in those first two classes to get you prepped for brush lettering the alphabet.

61 of 61 students recommendSee All

Awesome class- Peggy is a great teacher and so easy to follow! Thanks Peggy!
I've enjoyed this class immensely. I taught myself calligraphy over 35 years ago from a little book, I used a quill pen and ink jar and wrote pages and pages of letters. Peggy makes Brush Lettering so simple and she is pleasant to listen to. Thanks so much. she is a beautiful soul. I am thoroughly enjoying skillshare and the marvelous teachers on this site. So many talented folks like Peggy.
MayLynn Flake

Lovin Life

Great beginner class to learn the basic forms of brush lettering and words.





Peggy Dean

The Pigeon Letters | Lettering & Illustration

I'm Peggy. I'm native to the Pacific Northwest and I love all things creative. From a young age I was dipping everything I could into the arts. I've dabbled in quite an abundance of varieties, such as ballet, fire dancing, crafting, graphic design, traditional calligraphy, hand lettering, painting with acrylics and watercolors, illustrating, creative writing, jazz, you name it. If it's something involving being artistic, I've probably cycled through it a time or two (or 700). 

Today, I'm known prominently for hand lettering and my unique line illustrations. I'm thrilled to be sharing them with you!