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Hand Lettering: 4 Easy Steps to Modern Calligraphy

Peggy Dean, The Pigeon Letters | Lettering & Illustration

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7 Videos (34m)
    • Introduction

      1:30
    • Tools and Materials Overview

      4:47
    • Step 1: Forming Your Alphabet

      7:45
    • Step 2: Connecting Letters

      6:16
    • Step 3: Adding Weight to Bring Your Letters to Life

      2:50
    • Step 4: Intro to Brush Pens & Optional Letting Combinations

      6:04
    • Project: Create a Short Phrase

      4:48

About This Class

Welcome to the hand lettering craze!

Join letterer and illlustrator Peggy Dean in an exploration of your very own hand lettering style using items you already have in your home! In this simple class, you will learn through bite-sized lessons with step-by-step instructions for how to use variants of your own handwriting to craft your own modern script. You'll discover tips and tricks for basic letter formations, connecting letters and phrases and even illustrative concepts! This class is focused more on letter structures than on design, so you'll be prepared to take on all stylistic approaches.

Practice makes progress.

The beauty behind hand lettering is in the imperfections. Learning how to master flaws and channel them into character is what makes your brand unique to you. Breaking down these elements will give you a foundation that you can confidently build your craft upon. 

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I love Peggy's classes! She is a natural instructor and the results are very gratifying.
Peggy Dean is one of my favorite presenters on Skillshare. Easy to listen to and keeps moving right along. She is skilled at Modern Calligraphy.
Very basic. If you haven´t started yet, this is for you. If you have, skip it :)

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Peggy Dean

The Pigeon Letters | Lettering & Illustration


Hey hey! 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).

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