Lettering 102: Fundamentals Of Serifs

Kiki B, hand lettering & illustration

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9 Videos (45m)
    • Introduction & Getting Started

      0:53
    • Lesson 1: Straight Letters

      6:07
    • Lesson 2: Slanted Letters

      7:19
    • Lesson 3: Curved Letters

      6:04
    • Lesson 4: Compound Letters

      9:31
    • Lesson 5: Types of Serifs

      4:16
    • Lesson 6: Split Serifs

      5:37
    • Lesson 7: Comparing Two Serif Styles (with ragtime piano music!)

      4:07
    • That's a wrap!

      0:53

About This Class

In this class, illustrator and lettering artist Kiki B will take you step by step through mastering the fundamental principles of serif lettering, using just 5 simple materials you already have in your home - no need for expensive supplies or fancy tablets! And best of all, there are absolutely no special skills or previous experience required! You'll learn to draw the 'bones' of each letter, enabling you to create beautiful letters with endless variations. These fundamental letterforms are the basis of literally hundreds of beautiful typefaces throughout history.

Whether you're an artist, designer, or someone looking for an enjoyable creative hobby, you'll find that the timeless craft of drawing letters by hand is not only practical and beautiful, but relaxing and rewarding as well. 

Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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I love this course! the teacher is very thorough and explains very well!
Great explanation on how to apply serifs in my hand lettering!

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hand lettering & illustration