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Hand Lettering basics : Easy tricks and steps to hand letter like a pro

teacher avatar Vidhi Khandelwal, Illustrator | entrepreneur

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9 Lessons (1h 9m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Introduction to script font

    • 3. Faux Brush Lettering

    • 4. Introduction to Block font

    • 5. Creating shadows

    • 6. Forming words

    • 7. Writing a quote/sentence

    • 8. Inking a sentence

    • 9. Conclusion

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About This Class

In this class, I am sharing some of my favourite tricks and basic guidelines that I have been using for years. They are simple to use and will form the foundation to your lettering journey. 

By the end of this class, you will be able to hand letter an entire phrase/ quote with ease and that too with basic readily available tools that you already have. 

I have tried to keep the class as simple and raw as possible to take you through the actual process and give you a glimpse of all that goes at the back of my mind when i hand letter.

Happy lettering!

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Vidhi Khandelwal

Illustrator | entrepreneur


Hello! My name is Vidhi Khandelwal and I am a botanical artist, hand letterer, textile designer, freelance illustrator, entrepreneur and a workaholic. 

I am currently based out of Bangalore, India and spend most of my time painting and designing products out of my home studio.

 Since my growing up days in Delhi, I have found myself increasingly drawn to painting and making things at home, be it greeting cards for festivals or a painting for my room. After finishing school, I went on to study textiles at NIFT Delhi and  soon after my graduation, started conceptualising The Ink Bucket - a stationery and lifestyle brand based out of Bangalore. Since then, I have had the opportunity to work with a number of clients like Google, Samsung, Fabindi... See full profile

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1. Introduction: everyone. My name is last read up on Founded offer Stationary lifestyle brand called The skill check lost. We are going to love my absolute favorite things. Which time? Metric is also what I started my cardio, which especially I started hand littering from four years ago on your lawn. A lot of which I'm sure you have. You lay a strong population to your I'm gonna stop with teaching you a couple of after this entire have a good handwriting way like any other Whatever. So let's get started. 2. Introduction to script font: for when we're starting a script formed. It's important to understand that they noticed writing down locals here. We're gonna be enjoying them on taking into consideration Diff'rent Strokes. So if you have to, we're gonna start alphabet wise. Okay? I think it'll be easy. I'm gonna show you a few alphabet and then you'll get a hanging off it. So if you're starting with on a how you would normally is, right, any would be like this, right? Whereas if we are joining them And if we're going for a script phoned, there are a couple of strokes that need to keep in mind. There gonna be a few down shocks on there Gonna be some UPS trucks on the way we treat these do strokes is gonna be different. I'm gonna talk about this, but before that, let's see how each other for bed is created stroke wise. So, for example, for on a if you look at a regular A, it is a combination off a down stroke on upstroke, another down stroke, this one on, then a small upstroke, right? So I'm gonna start my a from this point. So we start the downs joke. I'm gonna bring it back up. Meet this joke way. This start where the four stroke started, then go down and then bring it up. Okay, so this is a combination off on over here. Andi, a down stroke. Right. I'm gonna show this again. We're gonna go down. We're gonna go up. Don't on a smaller. That's how we're gonna me God eat on. Following this principle, all the other alphabets can be made. For example, if you making a B. Now, this is a regular B. This is a straight down stroke andan oval, but we're not making it like this. Okay? We are starting from one point going up the kneading and back again at the same point. So for be what we're doing is on This is a straight line, but you can add a small flourish up. So we're gonna go up, go down from this point again, go up, go down on instead of finishing it here. I'm moving this talk a little bit, and that gives me a much better be So this is our regular B on. What I've done is I've just added do extra strokes and I get another B. So This is how a basic letter is formed. With up strokes on down strokes. There's up, down, up, down, on up. So these are our breaking points, right? These three points. Because here is where this is one point where on upstroke is getting transformed into Sorry it down. Stroke is getting transformed into enough on. Then again, at this point, are upstroke is changing in do a down stroke on. Then again here you can see the transformation points where you need to take a break and from one stroke to another. Yeah, if you look at a regular life about these ones, form a layout like this. Okay, so the alphabet has formed between two parlor lines. Now, you don't want to always keep your alphabet like this is gonna be boarding when your hand lettering you want your alphabet to have a slight variation to have movement to have afloat one way off Doing that is to modify the grids. The battle lines here on changed the distance between them. So what we can do is we can I don't decrease the distance on the job in which case are great is gonna look something like this all, we can reduce the distance at the bottom and the Niagara is going to look like this. So in both the cases, let's see how the alphabet changes in case of both the crates. If a grid is like this, then the B is gonna be neither. What, the door, Your other top on broad at the bottom. And it could be something like this. If the grid is NARAL on the top, then R B could look like this. So my top your is broad on the bottom is is really narrow. So we can see how the same alphabet is changing in. Dude this and into this same way we can also change the alphabet. A. So for a If this is our regular alphabet in a battle, greed in good like this, it's going to be this Andi in this create, it's going to be like this. So again, we've got to variations off the same alphabet here. So these are do off, um, many variations that you can get off the same alphabet. I'm gonna show you the same exercise for a few more alphabets on and what else we can do. I'm gonna make three columns here one is a part of grade one is a top not quitting The other sub bought matter now for if you look at a regular A, it has our little good on both side. It has a watercolor on and ah, horizontal Partly recreate. Right. But when you converted into top not so good. It's going to become something like this on when you convert this in do Ah, bottom arrow grid. Here it's the same somewhere. Mediados, it's going to become something like this this we've already sort of established. Now another thing that you can do is modify the horizontal grid, which means you can have a good like this which is intersecting on the right. I mean, looks like it's intersecting on the right. In this case, your is going to be bigger on the left. Andare wonder, right? Andi the same week and having language is not on the left. Andi, Sorry. Smaller on the left, on really big on the right. You see, they've got four different variations by just changing the distance between all the grids moving on toe. Be now regular. Be if we have parallel lines, would be something like this. Now, if your lines are this way, if this is a water for the ill for that then their r B is gonna be something like this. It could also be I'll do it here itself. It could also be No, that doesn't look nice. So you you don't have to sometimes do a few permutations and combinations and see this one I like. Then what you can also hear do is maybe something like this. It's not on the dock on its broadening as you go down. The opposite of this would be this off a different alphabets. They're gonna be different variations, and you will find some more sorted for some alphabet and some more for the others. For example, if I'm doing a B, you know, when I first looked at it, I sort of like this one more than there's Some might. When I'm forming my words and my sentences, I might use this one more. So that is for you to decide. Once you lied down the variations, you can always figure out which one looks the best. And also, if you clear life three of these, you can. Then when your hand that thing. You don't have the older and go to the same exciting. Just pick your alphabet on bond. It'll just make your process a lot more fast. So the total variations for B I'm gonna want to see a regular scenes like this. Something like this would be this Andi this right? That's our C. I'm gonna do some alphabets on Skip out some other way. It's gonna take alot and I'm gonna do a G. This is your regular G, right? If you're doing something like this, then your G This is no disturbances similar to when you go down, you bring it up, go down on drink it up. So here, if you look at the lines, the lines like this If I'm doing something like this, my G would look like this. Right? So here, this is how the alphabet is. This is the basic shape of the alphabet. Next time for bed, I'm gonna take if Okay, we're not going Alfa Been the alphabetical order. I'm just randomly picking up afterwards. So a regular f would be something like this. Now, if this is our grid, then our s good looks something like this or it could look something like this on If this is a great day, NRF go look something like this. Thank. So this is how we conform Various kinds of alphabet's 3. Faux Brush Lettering: one way to take your script phone to another level is too brushed, literate used the thing technique on Do it with a brush, man. But what I'm gonna show you today is not brush lettering. But how toe create something that looks like brush legend without using a brush. Man, it's a very simple technique and are being using it for Lord of my my projects. And I'm gonna share it with you now. So again, we're gonna start with just a pencil. Andi, there are two basic things that you have to remember when doing this. So there are two strokes when you're creating a phone, it's decider on down stroke or there's an upstroke. Right? So one thing that you've to remember, you're which you also sort of take into account when you're doing brush lettering. Is that your down? Strokes are always stick. Andi, your up strokes are always 10 on. It's the same technique that people use here as well. And create a brush lettering fact. Okay, So for example, um, I'm gonna taken out for bed. I'm gonna create a grade which is not all at the boredom on DNI. My art. What is g here, for instance. So I'm gonna create a G, which is narrow at the bottom. So that's my G. And now how to convert this into a brush? The lettering alphabet. I'm gonna draw the CMGI again. Now I have toe keep in mind where my down strokes are. For example, when I'm creating the G, there's an upstroke ill. Then at this point, my stroke is a down stroke that I'm again going up and then again, going down till here and then atop stroke. So I have to down strokes here. One. Is this some? What I'm going to do is I'm gonna double this stroke. This line on the 2nd 1 is this. I'm going toe again. Double this. Meet this here, Stop this here because this is the point when the down stroke is getting gonna go to do an upstroke and then I'm gonna fill this in, and that's it on. This is the technique that you can use for all of the other alphabets. For instance, I'm gonna show you a few more alphabet. Your let's make enough. This is my If this is an upstroke, this is a dance joke. So I'm going toe. Double this. Stop this here. Upstroke. And that's it. Whatever your alphabet is, you just need to figure out where the down stroke is on double it. That's it. Let's try this for on E. This is my A stroke goes down here, so I'm doubling it up. Strokes. I leave this as it is. And then again, I have a down stroke leave this year. And take this up. Another alphabet that begin. Try. Is Mets doing this? If you look at the grid, this as a sort of broad on the top and now with the bottom. Ah, this is my upstroke. My obstructions. Here. This is my down stroke. So I'm gonna double it. Stop this here. And this is it. I'm not the kind of fests that I can meet is this which is broad at the bottom. And here, this is my upstroke. This is my down stroke. So I'm gonna double this upstroke. Um, that's it. Let's try this for our upstroke scarves. Here it is a small down stroke here, or someone double this here horizontal lion. And then again, a down stroke. Oh, sorry. Another hour that we can do is this upstroke don't stroke gets doubled horizontal line, and then I double this. What else? Another thing that I can do here is instead of filling in the entire alphabet and it's gonna fill half the it's true. That's my AJ, and this is how you can create a brush lettering effect for literally any alphabet. 4. Introduction to Block font: form. The next one that we can move on to is a block formed on again. We will start with a pencil and then move onto markers. Or even watercolors are brush on a watercolor, watercolors on brush or anything. But when you start with a pencil for this phoned, what you need to do is start with a basic alphabet. That's a basic right on. Now, all you need to do is create an outline for this alphabet. Just create. Make sure the space between the lines is the same. You don't change that, Andi. Yeah. Sneaking out line now, the next thing that you want to do with, get rid off the first alphabet and stick to the outline. Where now your outline is your block Letter on. You just need to get rid off the first alphabet tree and you get to get your block letter. You can do the same thing with with a lower case as well. Thanks. Let's see. This is our lo kissed A little make slightly. Sorry. Make a slightly bigger and Bill C, this is my seat. This is my outline for the and now we need to just get rid of the the four style for bed. And we have our block letter When you erase the the line in between this one, what you get is gonna be something like this. And this is Ah, this is a block fund on this. On this. These are san cell phones on, and you can use the same technique to even create several funds. For instance, a set of fund would look like this, right? You make the outline around the serif as well Now said, if is, is this body at the end off those drugs? Often alphabet, That's or set of fund on. Let's do another one. Let's toe, let's say we're doing and for this we're gonna do on our plane around the phone, on around sedatives on we get something like this. When you get rid of the the first alphabet, your is gonna look like this on that gives you your block, alphabet, weaken, losing thing for a few well, for beds. And then we're gonna move on to creating shadows and then finally forming boards. But I'm gonna show you a few more alphabets because before we move on on, we're gonna do that with Ah, with pencil and then move on Were the Marco. I think that will be better. Okay, let's start with a Beano. This is our be This is our outline. So now what we get is this the next? Also, what I'm gonna show you will be using what we learned in the previous formed, which is a script fund on how we can use the script phone to create a script block letter. Let's take an example off a G that be made here. Let's take this CI. I'm gonna circle it on. We're gonna create a block letter out of this. Sorry, not this this fund, because this is a brush letter version of this. So we're gonna take the basic form and create a block letter. So this G, I'm gonna write this down here, Okay? But this a site on now, I'm gonna create an outline off this G. You can literally use this in so many ways for so many things. Okay, Done. I've used this technique for so many off my lettering. Artworks. Um, really. And I'm gonna show you what it actually looks like when you get rid of those center. Part of food sent a letter on you. I'm gonna go over just the outline now. Yeah. So that's our script Block, letter G. I'll restore pencil marks Who will be able to clearly see what it is? Yeah, that's a G. And now what I'm gonna do is instead off feeling this indicting in there are a lot of things that you can do. So what I'm doing here is I'm gonna divide this into half. I'm gonna fill half off it, and I'm not doing a very small fell. I'm gonna leave some wide areas. It looks more interesting that way. I feel done, and I'm gonna do a couple off strokes just above the reality filled Andi. This gives us of really fungi. One more thing that you can do here is Let's if you're doing a block letter Capital, Let's do a B. No, we don't be. Let's do on our I want you practice with the guides. It's gonna be so much easier. Feel to it without the guides. That's in our Andi. I'm just gonna foot it up with dots on. It gives us this really nice retro. Well, for that, you know, que So this is how we can create different types off block funds 5. Creating shadows: Now we have our block letters. We have a script, fond. I'm gonna next show you how to create a shadow, Andi Creating a shadow, I think instantly sort of lifts up on Al for bed on Makes it look makes it just look a life so on. That's one of my favorite things to do when I'm handling, trying to create shadows and I'm gonna show you how to create shadows and other different kinds of shadows that even create so far creating we're gonna move toe all these alphabets that we've done in a bit. But first, um, again start with offensive shadows. Now, whenever you want to create a shadow for enough by, the first thing that we need to establish is a source of light. Okay? No, If this is an alphabet, they're different sides from which the light can hit the alphabet. Right? That can hit the out literally from all the science. So just pick up one side that you want to keep on, keep it consistent throughout your world or your sentence. So I'm gonna take this as my source of flight. So this is the This is a top right source of flight on. I'm considering this. If it does, if the lightest falling from this direction, the shadows are gonna be formed in this direction, right? It's always the opposite. If there's light from this side, then shot was here. If the light is from this side in the shadow is here, it's always the opposite side. If it so if my shot was forming on this side and we just we were going to see how this looks like this is not e. My shadow is forming on the light sources stop, right. My shadow is gonna be left bottom. Always. So now I'm gonna double all the strokes on the left on the bottom. So for every stroke, this is the fourth stroke. This is the left off it. And this is the bottom off it. And for this stroke left on bottom on for this one, I'm gonna go boredom because there's no lift on. This is how we create shadow. Now, this is a 10 1 line shadow that have created on a tin alphabet. Let's see, I have a block letter with me. Let's move on to one of the letters that we created. Okay, Um let me move on. Do this one. This eight If our shadow was to be formed on the left bottom this is the left. This is the bottom again. Bottom left bottom andan the left on. I'm gonna connect these lines with the alphabet with a diagonal line and this gives me a shot of it. Literally. Looks like there's another alphabet placed behind this alphabet and I'm gonna fill it up. So for the self. But this is our source of light on this is our shadow. See, there's a left, A bottom bottom left bottom on. Left. Similarly, we're going to wait for a few more alphabets. Ansi, let's say for this are if we want to create a shadow, I'm going to use a green marker and create a shadow here. So for this joke, we're gonna go on the left bottom left of this joke on the bottom, bottom on, left on a little bit here because I can see a bottom off the stroke connected to the off, but with diagonal lines and fill it in. And this gives me a shadow for the are. I'm gonna show you a few more alphabets now and see how we can do shadows on them. Let's stick a script. Oh, I'm gonna meet the down strokes. Take your let's take, um, s a block, Ghous. We'll do be again a script. Be but a 10 stroke be Ongondo shadows for all these three alphabets and show you. So for our what we can do is now, since we've used a gray market of used, which is sort of like a take one for these alphabet, I'm gonna use my crone for the shadows. This is a 10. Roll it in Marco on because I don't want my chattels to be thick here, so we choose a different one. You go on the left bottom. Left bottom left, Bottom on left. So on the left on bottom off every stroke have done the shadow. Now here. If you'll see, I'm gonna bring this down. This is one stroke. This is upstroke down. Stroke on an upstroke. Now for this down stroke. This is the left off it. So my shadow stays here. I break it at this point for this joke, which is a down stroke. I'm gonna go on the left bottom. Leave it here. I'll come back to my upstroke. This is the left. And this is the bottom. So that gives me my shadow. And I've broken it down toe, Make it a little more simple for you guys are similarly here. We're gonna treat one stroke at a time, so I'm gonna go over the upstroke first. Now, this is for this joke. This is the left off it for this one. This down stroke, this is the left side. And this is the bottom for this upstroke can see a little bit on the left. Now this down stroke again. I'm gonna go on the left. Break it here. Get back again. And for this horizontal lane does no shadow for the horizontal line. But I see a slight upstroke here so I can do a small shadow on the left off it. And this gives me a shadow for might be. Now, these are all 10 stroke shadows that have done with a different Marco have used a size zero Do my cranky 6. Forming words: in this video, I'm gonna show you how to create words using all the phones to people owned on how to connect different alphabets. One thing do notice here is that it's different from how we do regular cursive writing. So when we're doing a course of writing, let's say we're gonna write. Um, let's take Vande, um word heretic. Okay, let's to watch. So if it's a this is how I would do my handwriting or I don't know, something like this, but for doing lettering. What we need to remember is that we do not necessarily have to connect each alphabet this week. We can take breaks after each other for bet Andi, um and then connect them to the tail. So, for example, if there's a watch that I'm gonna do Amber Force toe, but off grid here and if I want to hand later this world gonna start with my my w and this hell start my e a. The way I did in my script fund and it here, do my tea in detail. Start my C on notice how I'm connecting each alphabet with the previous one. Right? This is ending here. Now I'm not directly taking this up. I'm forming my each separately. But I'm also making sure it connects with the previous one on day. One more important thing that you should keep in mind when you were connecting your alphabet and treating words is that try to keep the distance between the alphabet's same and that will give you are nice and balanced. I would. This is a regular word that we've got which falls inside the great. Now what we want is a slim, more bouncy fund bird on. We're gonna move away from the grid lines on also incorporate the first thing that we learned here while creating variations off different alphabets. How we formed these grids and created alphabets here, which which, um which I don't know what the top or not, what the bottom. And we will use the same style here and create create words. So, for example, for this one, I'm gonna do another grid on notice. How are changing the size of these alphabets keeping the distance seem and pleading another word here? I'm gonna start with a w. I'm gonna take this all the way up. Bring it down on end it here That's my w for my e I'm going to bring it till here. I'm gonna start my d Do you get all the way down and a t o start my see hell and that's my age. So you see how this is so much more interesting and from them this Now, once you practice with the dry guides and you know you know how much distance you want to keep between the alphabets you can alter with without the guides. So I'm gonna try another way of doing this on day, and that's my watch. Now, moving forward, I'm gonna show you one more word on Let's to pocket. Okay. Uh, this again, I'm gonna do a light grid. Here, take a break off to reach alphabet connected with the next one on one. This is how my Bach, it looks like on these are battle brid letters. All of them. I'm gonna make another great here and here. I'm going. I'm going to a little bounce lecturing. It's my B. I'm keeping a broad on the dock, ending it here, doing an o here, which is a small O. Then my C is against likely broad on the dog for my key again, I'm keeping it. Brought on the top, a smaller e on my tickets, kind off, going all the way down. And thats why would I'm gonna go over this with a Marco wanting Another thing here is that you do not have to do the whole thing at once. You can take breaks. Even between those jokes, you can take breaks some ending. Michio, he starts my hand a little bit. My he starts here, ends your and notice how each alphabet good necks with the previous fund. You know, once I'm done with this, I'm going to double the don't double my dance troupes. This is an upstroke. This is a down stroke, so I'm gonna double it. Upstroke remains the same. Down stroke. Double it upstroke double the down stroke. Upstroke. Horizontal line down. Stroke upstroke. Upstroke down. Stroke ups. True Down Struck ups Soup Don't choke. Absolute Andi, I don stroke also have kept thickness of the down strokes and up strokes the same throughout. If you see this is the same as this. Basically, all the down strokes are the same thickness and all the up strokes are seeing thickness. The next thing that I'm gonna do here is create a shadow with a micron again. I'm my light source is from the top. Right? So my shadow was gonna form on the left bottom. So the left off every stroke on the bottom of every stroke, there's gonna be a shadow. Bottom. Left, Bottom left, Left, Left bottom! Left. Bottom left, Left, Left, bottom left, left and bottom. Here, left, left and bottom, bottom and left. This is the left. Left, left and bottom. No one's gonna come here. The double we've used. Ah! Script Frontier. We've doubled the down strokes on. We've created a left bottom shadow. 7. Writing a quote/sentence: in this video, I'm gonna show you how to hand letter on end IOL sin dense or a goat off your choice. Andi, we're gonna use everything that we've learned so far. We're gonna use a script fund. We're gonna use a block fund. Andi, I'm gonna show you how to. He was a grid to balance out your sentence. Andi using the technique off, joining alphabets to form words. Now we're gonna move on to arranging those words in a balanced layout to form an entire sentence. - The quotation that I'm gonna be using for this exercise is the put the sex size I'm gonna be guiding. Take it easy and I'm gonna show you how we can have Hamlet of this. So the first thing that you should always do is just right. Your sentence or your coat on a piece of people in your regular handwriting or in block letters have written the star in block letters in upper case letters on what this does. Is it Chelsea Harmony? Words are there on the next step that you're going to do is highlight or underline the words that are important in that position that you want to put emphasis on right on. Then there always the supporting words in every sentence that you're gonna find like the it can. Andi, I mean those kind of words, you know? So here are this is this It is a supporting good on. I want to focus on Take Andi. Easy now, Once we know this, we know the drive. Three words here. We know which ones we want. Toe pay. Attention, toe. I'm gonna create a couple of layout to the fourth thing is just create. Tom kneels on bond rough pencil layouts to see hyo words getting foot in what different formations you can use on. Then we're gonna see which one looks the best. So according to this, because I want focus on these two words. I want my dick. I'm just making really is awfully out right now. I want my take to be big on. I want my easy to be big on the on this word. It could just be a small word. That's one layer that I can do now that you're done. Script Andi An apple keys it till. But this he can change it on the wheat. What were doing kill it is just creating a layout for the three words. Now, another thing that I could do is I could do dig it easy. This is horizontal nailed where I can keep this small on these towards big. Um, I can also do a diagonally out said Dick. A small it here on a really big easy. So similarly you can form as many Liotta's you warned on. Then what? You feel like you're happy would something, then we're gonna take this to the next step. Now, here, I feel like something like this would look really balanced and clean on. That's the look that I'm going for. So I'm gonna go ahead with this. So I want my words to be in different, um, lines on. I want my taken easy to be sort of in the same form on biggish, and I want this one to be smaller. So what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna now clean a great So if you look at this form this layer , this is what my group is looking like. So it's gonna be deke between these two lines. Then there's a small it on. Then there is another big, easy So that's my grip on next. I'm going to decide on what phones I want to use for all literally words. So for this on this, I want these two worlds to look the same, and I want this to be slightly different. So what? I have two options here that I can think off. I can. I don't have thes to instruct on this one in a regular bowl of block formed, or I can do these do in block on this one in in a scoop bug. I'm when I look at this, um, this phrase it says, Take it easy on. I want this to be a little flowy. Andi want this to be an easy looking, hand lettered artwork, you know? So because of that, why in the feel that I'm gonna go for, I think I'm gonna go for a script for for these two on a chill bull block phone for it. So now I'm going to start with big. We're gonna use the techniques that were used for creating a word for take. And I'm gonna do a little bit for bounce lecturing here, so my d I'm gonna keep on your case de bring it, bringing it all the way down, some crossing the line, my d ends. Hell. So I'm gonna start my A and the Thiel from here, um, starting my key again, bringing it slightly down, keeping a big over here, bringing it down, Ongoing for on E, which has a broad bottom. I might want to extend this a little bit more. So that's my dick. Now start Feel like, you know, this is kind of not balancing the world out. So I'm gonna get rid of this and go with what I've done before this. Someone keep the key, the waiters. And I'm gonna bring this here because I feel like there's a negative. Speaks here on this too much happening. Decide, and I want to balance it out. So once you don't have the basic what you can always go back and change those kind of things on. I'm quite happy with the rest of it. Next, I'm gonna write easy for easy. Um, I'm gonna use this, Onda. I'm This is my great for the e that I'm going to use. So I'm gonna cross the upper line here and have a big E. My next word isn't a I don't want to be the same s. I'm using a different one here on. I'm literally choosing these strong layouts that made in the previous exercise, which I'm gonna show you right now. These ones. So this a is, um is sort of like this one I see on this sea. Is this or maybe a little bit like this? No, my s. Because I know my it is going to come here. I won't take my ass all the way up. So I'm good on. Keep it inside the grid and bring it up here. Now, my next intent is a Why Oh, starting My next board is a Why Don't bring this up again a little. Drink it all the way down on extend the deal off the alphabet because I want to sort of balance out the spacing. And I know my why would about what is to stand it here. Which is why I have extended this. Now I've left with and you know another thing that I could do it. I can just extend this a little bit more. No, I think that looks nice. Minuses. Okay. My wife is fine on dime. Quite happy with how this loss. It's for my it amusing a regular front on that. I'm gonna double. So this is my it amusing a block front. Someone center off this. I'm gonna write it in block letters. Our basic freezes. Not ready. We know where the world of homing we know which won't be using Onda. Um, we have our basically, we have a force Get ready now, because this has a lot of Flynt's because it's the first draft and I was still thinking and kind of processing the lines that took many lines, and I dont want to fight over it. So now what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna take a fresh sheet of people on. This is like a little thing that I do. Um, this is my Take it easy. I'm gonna scribble on the back side of it, just like a quick huffs problem on board. Yeah, so basically, I'm sick of scribble just behind this anti part. I'm gonna put this on a new set of people in the center of it all. We want the freeze to be Andi. I'm gonna go over this in a single stroke. - I'm gonna slowly lift people up and see. We have a really clean phoned you just a little bit. You're missing what I'm gonna complete. Okay. So, Davia, what I feel is that it is kind off because there were so many lines there on the first people I couldn't see. But I feel like it's going a little, um, on the upper side. And it's not central. Whereas I wanted to be central to I'm gonna get rid of that. It Andi, just do it again quickly. Yeah, yeah, I think that looks much better and balanced, raising extra pencil lions. And that we have Now we're gonna figure out what markers were using What? Ben's onda. Um, just like the previous exercise, The beauty him when he was a Marco Micron on. That's about it. I'm just gonna use do two markers Your hand letter, this entire thing. So it's up to you. You can do with a different color you can you can use. You can use sharp. He's you can use, you know, being DeMarcus, you can use my crones. I'm just using this Markle, which is? It's It's a It's a civil metallic Ben I'm gonna go over. What I'm basically gonna do here now is I'm gonna follow a script front here with a double down stroke, so I'm gonna double my down stroke. Now, at this stage, you can either forced double your down strokes for the pencil, or you can directly go over them with a marker. But if you're new to this, I suggest for us do it with pencils that you know where you doubling your strokes on one. Sufi, practice this. Then you can directly just go over it with a marker. But what's really important here it is practice, because that's how you gonna get used to strokes. You're gonna get used to differently. Out on bond. Also. What What are the different permutations and combinations you can do for a single freeze? Now, the down stroke that I'm doubling. This is a really light scarce. I'm not sure if you can see it, but all I'm doing is going over the down strokes and I'm keeping the thickness of ground strokes. The scene. Okay, I'm done. 8. Inking a sentence: dig, Andi, easy. I'm gonna use this. Marco, go down for the D. Bring it up. I'm gonna double this joke. Leave it till double the down stroke. You can do the entire award in one go and then come back and double groundstrokes. Oh, you can do it alphabet by alphabet. Like how I'm doing. And if you missed something, just come back and do it again once in a while. So you would have treated alphabet one, I forbid. And then the other one on, then the other one. Now for easy. I'm going to do the other thing. I'm gonna George, the whole You would first and then come back into it. Also, notice where I'm taking breaks. After every continuous joke. I'm taking a break and then went on to the other one. I'm gonna go over the down strokes if you want a tick off on. What you can also do is you can go over the strokes one small and get a tickle down stroke . The I'm with the same thing for easy as well their vehicle for it. What I'm gonna do is I'm using oh, Micron in a size 02 on I'm gonna create. I'm just matching the marker because it's still wet on my hand is going over it again. Guys, don't do this. Just let it dry, and then you want to the other half of it going over the outline off it. And now I'm gonna create shadows. I'm gonna start with it first for because it's a really clean tin phoned I'm gonna do take shadow here on the left, on the bottom, off all the alphabets and I'm filling it in. That's my it, Andi, I'm gonna create small lions. Hell, I'm gonna create a shadow for my dick and easy. I think the market is It's dry now. Thankfully, um, some again gonna go on the left and bottom off. This I'm creating all 10 shadow here. You can also bring the lines a little bit for a slightly more rough effect. That's what I'm doing here. I'm not giving it the same. What if you feel like you're stroke? Sorrow are not smooth, you know, able to win in one go. You can take breaks into it. I feel good. It looks more natural that way. - Have a little bit much on this side But you know that's supposed to be avoided. I'm done, Andi. And now I feel the freeze looks complete. And there are more things that you can do to it. You know, if you for the want to add some things like, um I'm going to create a government lines here just for that extra fact and focus because I won't put a lot of focus on this word. Easy. So stickup lifelines. Andi, that looks like another thing that you can do is I have horizontal line here. I think this also kind off. You know, these little dangerous I feel complete the freezers, adding shadows, adding a couple of these lines, and I feel now it looks complete. 9. Conclusion: I really hope you guys enjoyed this cast on for this gas project. I want you to first practice all the alphabets have at least 23 different ways in which you can draw every elf. But that will also give you your own resource to go back to every dime you tickle project. You don't have to come up with new stoves each time. So first do that on. Once you get a hang of how to create alphabets, move on to words where we get comfortable with combining alphabets. And once you do that, then want toe freeze. Pick up a freeze of your choice. Andi, pick up tools that during the previous exercises you felt most comfortable with it could be a Marchal, a pencil, a brush, a sketch plan, anything on. Then we wanted the freeze. Work out a couple off layouts and then pick up the layout that you feel is the best on Dhue is different sizes formed colors on. Create your own hand lettering Outwork one student with pleading your artwork. Don't forget to post this year so that I can have a look. I'd love to see what you guys create