Laid-Back Lettering For Urban Sketching, Journaling, & Everyone with Terrible Handwriting | Amy Stewart | Skillshare

Laid-Back Lettering For Urban Sketching, Journaling, & Everyone with Terrible Handwriting

Amy Stewart, Writer & artist

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10 Lessons (1h 5m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:30
    • 2. Supplies

      2:52
    • 3. Starting With Pencil

      9:34
    • 4. Lettering with Watercolor

      10:30
    • 5. Ink With Your Own Handwriting

      6:01
    • 6. Ink and Watercolor

      5:11
    • 7. Drawing a Typeface

      14:15
    • 8. Putting it All Together

      9:05
    • 9. Bonus: What to Write

      4:20
    • 10. Final Thoughts

      0:20
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About This Class

If you want to add more artistic, colorful, dramatic lettering to your sketchbooks, journals, and artwork, but you don't want to put in the hours it takes to really perfect a hand-lettering style, this class is for you!

I love all the beautiful brush pen and modern calligraphy styles I see all over Instagram, but filling out practice sheets and trying to learn upstrokes and downstrokes felt too much like work for me.

So I developed an approach to lettering that I could do without a ton of practice, using more or less my own handwriting and the art supplies I already carry with me.

In this class, I’ll show you how to work with pencil, pen, marker, and watercolor to create visually interesting letters using the same approach to drawing and painting you already use in your art.

I’ll work from examples of the styles I like to use, that fit my personality and my artwork, but I’ll also show you how to find the styles that work for your tastes and interests.