Watercolor Lettering Part 1: Essentials

Veronica Zubek, Hand-lettering blogger

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10 Lessons (49m)
    • 1. Get to know the essentials of watercolor lettering

    • 2. Waterbrush vs traditional brush

    • 3. Traditional brush 101

    • 4. Waterbrush 101

    • 5. Watercolors

    • 6. PAPER

    • 7. When to dip

    • 8. Basic Strokes practice

    • 9. Extra credit exercise

    • 10. See you later


About This Class

Hi there!

I’m so glad you made it to the class, let me tell you a bit more about it.

Being that watercolor and lettering is such a huge topic, I just had to divide it into two parts. 

The first part will focus on learning the essentials about watercolor paint and other tools. And the second part will be all about brush lettering and using watercolor to make it pop.


This half is designed with the absolute newbie in mind. If you are just starting your watercolor journey and have no idea where to begin, this is the place to be.

In this class you will learn all about the supplies you need and supplies you don’t need.


There are sooo many brushes out there, which one should you get for lettering? What if you don’t have access to the ones I recommend? How will you know which one to buy when going shopping? And is a water brush really necessary? I’ll teach you what to look for in an ideal brush and do a little comparison between different brushes.


Cold press, hot press, sized, cotton, 300 gsm, copy paper or multimedia? The choices are endless. I’ll help you navigate the tricky world of paper so you can start learning the lettering without any of the fuss.


Tube, pan, or liquid? Which one is ideal for your specific needs and is it really worth buying the expensive brands?


I won’t leave you hanging. You will learn the basics of brush lettering in this class. I’ll show you all the basic strokes you need to learn, one by one, and some other fun exercises to practice.

Hand lettering is like a sport. You need to develop those tiny muscles in your wrist, hand and even your shoulder, so that your strokes are nice and smooth and not like chicken scratch.

This is where the worksheets come in, aka, your class project. Which you can read more about in the PROJECT section.