Lettering for Beginners: What I Wish I Would’ve Known

Jill Beamon, @jillianbeamoncreative

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7 Lessons (31m)
    • 1. Lettering for Beginners: What I Wish I Would’ve Known

      1:08
    • 2. Tools, Part 1

      2:02
    • 3. Tools, Part 2

      6:41
    • 4. Tools, Part 3

      7:57
    • 5. More Examples

      3:59
    • 6. Class Project

      7:41
    • 7. Final thoughts

      1:33

About This Class

So you've bought a few trendy brush markers, and you just can't wait to start posting your beautiful lettering on Instagram. But there's just one problem...you're embarrassed that your work looks NOTHING like what you see on social media! You're getting frustrated and ready to give up. But don't worry - I've been there, and I know how you feel. 

It has taken me a long time and a lot of practice to feel more confident with my lettering. Improvement came with a lot of trial and error. I learned a few things the hard way- so let me save you some time by giving you all the information I wish I'd known when I started! In this class, I'll tell you all the things I wish I'd known when I started lettering:

How do I know which pen or marker is right for ME?

Other people make it look so easy! How do I make my work look like that? 

I want to letter in my journal, but I can't write small enough with my brush pens.

What about color blending, shadows, flourishing...? There are so many thing to remember!

This class is for you if you:

Have never attempted hand lettering

Have bought the supplies, but you're afraid to start.

Have written a word or phrase with a brush pen and immediately trashed it (I did)!

Have experimented with brush pens, and you want a little more practice to get the hang of it.

Want to see some of my embarrassing first attempts!

In this class, we'll explore the differences of some of the most popular brush pens. We'll practice basic strokes using the printable practice sheets. Our final projects will show "before and after" photos of our work, and we'll see that everyone starts as a beginner!