Hand Lettering Basics: A Beginner's Guide | Irene Khan | Skillshare

Hand Lettering Basics: A Beginner's Guide

Irene Khan, Hand Letterer, Designer & Illustrator

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7 Lessons (38m)
    • 1. Welcome!

    • 2. Supplies

    • 3. Basic Strokes

    • 4. Letter Anatomy and Connection

    • 5. Alphabet Practice

    • 6. Lettering Words

    • 7. Class Project

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About This Class

Getting started can be the hardest hurdle in your hand lettering journey. The array of lovely lettering inspiration across resources like Pinterest and Instagram can be daunting. Join me in this beginner hand lettering course as we explore the tools, tips, and basic exercises you will need to build a foundation for your own unique lettering style.

No prior knowledge or materials will be needed. You can get started with whatever you have available in your home right now! In this course, we will cover supplies and brushes (from Tombows to Pentels and more), basic brush strokes, connecting letters, and forming freehand words and phrases.

Click here to download your free lettering alphabet practice sheets. And get ready to embark on your hand lettering journey!


Optional Class Supplies *


Canson XL Marker Pad

Bee Paper Marker Pad

Non-brush lettering tools

Beginner brush pens

Alternate brush pens

* The tools above are ones I have tested and recommend, but feel free to explore alternate brands or use what you have available at home. Also, note that Amazon affiliate links are included above. I will receive a small commission for these supplies at no additional cost to you.


A little about me:

I am a designer, illustrator and web developer based in NYC. I love creating cute lettering and creatures who don’t have it all figured out and are ridden with anxiety and woes. You can check out my handlettering and illustrations on instagram @riniscreatures and find additional lettering worksheets, tutorials, and resources on my website riniscreatures.com.