Hand Lettering: 4 Easy Steps to Modern Calligraphy

Peggy Dean, Top Teacher | The Pigeon Letters

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7 Lessons (34m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:30
    • 2. Tools and Materials Overview

      4:47
    • 3. Step 1: Forming Your Alphabet

      7:45
    • 4. Step 2: Connecting Letters

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

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

      6:04
    • 7. Project: Create a Short Phrase

      4:48
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Project Description

Design a quote using your hand lettering.

Assignment

Create a one-of-a-kind illustrative piece with a quote or phrase that you can hang proudly on your wall, give as a gift, put on a card, or even digitize. 

This project will allow you to learn to broaden your vision and map out how you want your words to compliment each other on paper.

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This class provides a brief overview to get you into the "jump start" mode. The letter forms are specific in the beginning with the thought that through practice, your style will evolve into your own. 

I have a blog post that covers basic strokes (along with an extensive brush pen review) here. You can grab blank practice sheets on my site as well here. My newly published book, The Ultimate Brush Lettering Guide, has several pages on basic strokes and practice prompts as well. 

If you're ready to reference different style approaches and you're not quite sure where you want it to evolve, I have the perfect practice sheets!

10 Ways to Hand Letter Capitals & 10 Ways to Hand Letter Lowercase (these are also available to bundle)

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