Hand Lettering Tools for Beginners

Alyssa Hart, wife, mom, teacher, hand letterer

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10 Videos (17m)
    • Overview

      0:41
    • Just a pencil!

      2:17
    • Sketching Pencil

      1:34
    • Crayola Markers

      1:56
    • Tombow Fudenosuke Hard Brush Pen

      1:55
    • Tombow Fudenosuke Soft Brush Pen

      1:13
    • Hard Tip vs. Soft Tip

      1:10
    • Pentel Fude Touch

      1:18
    • Tombow Dual Brush Pen

      2:48
    • Blending Tombow Dual Brush Pens

      2:07

About This Class

So you want to start hand lettering? Are you overwhelmed by all of the options that you see on Instagram from your favorite letterers?

There are so many options for hand lettering, but it's important that you choose what's best for you at the stage you're currently working through. 

In this class, I'll explain the tools that I think are appropriate for a beginner. I'll discuss some of the most popular pens and brush markers as well as everyday tools you likely already have in your home.

The tools I reference in this class can all be found on Amazon:

Sketching Pencil

Crayola Markers

Tombow Hard & Soft Tip Set

Pentel Fude Touch

Tombow Dual Brush Pen

Canson Marker Paper

Tracing Paper

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This was so helpful! It’s so easy to go crazy buying things and then not remember why.
Great video to help beginners like me know what to start with to avoid buying too much too soon. Thanks!
Great overview of lettering tools with demonstrations of each, and wonderful advice on which tools to use as a beginner so you don't waste money on materials you're not ready for. Alyssa has a great voice and easy-to-follow demonstrations that are just right if you're ready to dip your toe into hand lettering. Thanks!

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Alyssa Hart

wife, mom, teacher, hand letterer

Hi! I'm Alyssa - a Special Ed teacher and left-handed-letter. I like all things creative and want to apply that to my love for teaching, thus this Skillshare platform :) I hope I can help you on your creative journey.

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