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Discover Your Unique Lettering Style - Strategies to Help You Design a Hand Lettered Font

Shelley Hitz, Artist, Illustrator, Author Coach

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7 Videos (1h 9m)
    • Introduction

      2:09
    • 10 Tips to Finding Your Style

      16:29
    • 5 Things You Can Change

      10:59
    • Using Graph Paper

      11:10
    • 10 More Ideas

      17:29
    • Putting it All Together

      6:29
    • Next Steps

      4:08

About This Class

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Are you ready to discover your own unique lettering style?

I have designed over 10 different lettering styles and have even created three of my own digital fonts. It is a lot of fun and can even be addictive once you learn a few key components for finding your own lettering style.

First, in this class you will learn 10 basic tips to designing your own hand lettered font. Then, I share five simple ways you can change your letters. You will also learn how to use grid paper to practice your lettering styles and finally we will cover 10 additional ideas you can integrate to make your lettering stand out.

This class is a lot of fun and you will learn practical suggestions along the way.

By the end of the class, you will have a full page of different lettering styles for one letter. Plus, I share an app and an online tool you can use to create your own digital fonts once you have designed your lettering style.

Whether you use lettering for your own artwork, commissioned work, digital products, or simply inside your planner or journals; this is a class that will be a lot of fun. Plus, you don't need any special tools. You can simply use whatever pen and paper you have on hand.

Let's get started.

4 of 4 students recommendSee All

Great tips and tricks for the beginner aspiring typographer. I recommend having line or graph paper and a pen/marker on hand when watching to practice along. It makes the class much more interactive and it's neat to see all the letters you can come up with.
Kayla Groening

Little Sketcher on the Prairie

This class was full of great tips and ideas on how to create my own fonts.... sooooooooo fun!!!! I walked away with practical ways and tools to make discovering and creating my own style EASILY!!!
I love Shelley's encouraging teaching style. In this particular class, the things that helped me the most were the practice tips and how to use graph paper. I'm looking forward to implementing these tips soon!
Rebecca Livermore

Blogger, Author, Content Manager

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Shelley Hitz

Artist, Illustrator, Author Coach

Ready to learn the art of lettering and watercolor, the easy way? I know what it's like to be a beginner. And I know what it's like to battle the inner critic. The fear, self-doubt, and comparison.

But, I have learned to embrace the artist in me and have re-discovered the joy of creating art.

Art can help you:

Relax and have fun. It's been an amazing form of self-care for me. Discover the power of color. Creating art can bring you so much joy. Create beautiful pieces you can...

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