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12 Videos (35m)
    • It's a Big Deal

      0:57
    • Supplies Shown

      0:52
    • Basic Principles

      3:00
    • Exploring Serifs

      3:36
    • Graphite Exercise Step 1

      1:31
    • Graphite Exercise Step 2

      9:34
    • Graphite Exercise Step 3

      3:30
    • Watercolor Base

      0:58
    • Watercolor Shading

      3:57
    • Watercolor 3 Highlights

      3:28
    • Watercolor Bag of Tricks

      2:41
    • Close

      0:51

About This Class

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Get comfortable creating that "wow" factor with watercolor handlettering. Get personal, quirky, and only slightly technical as we start with your humdrum handwriting and push it to create serif typefaces. Once you've gotten the hang of those "little legs," take out your paints to follow the watercolor steps to gorgeous letters. 

Amarilys has enhanced her portfolio with her watercolor lettering so much that clients repeatedly request it--with or without additional illustrations. Understand her process and challenge yourself to take on a fluid medium with creative letter forms. 

What to expect:

  • Dive into serif fonts
  • Understand what gives letters personality and what gives them balance
  • Learn a little lettering lingo Step by step exerices
  • How to apply watercolor painting principles to letter forms
  • What makes watercolor letters pop Watch several demos
  • Feedback on your project post

This class is the first in a series of Watercolor Lettering classes by Amarilys. Create your take on serifs and then get ready to explore more!

99 of 99 students recommendSee All

I've watched many many lettering and watercolor video's over the years and this is by far my favorite. She is very clear in her teaching method and somehow makes you feel you can do it too. I will be watching more of her videos!
Clear instructions and fun, inspirational work
This was a very relaxing and enjoyable class to take! Now to try it myself! I've always enjoyed lettering but this adds a whole new layer to it! Thanks!

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Amarilys Henderson

Watercolor Illustrator, Design Thinker

Hey there! I'm Amarilys. I process on paper and I problem-solve with keystrokes.

As a commercial illustrator, I've had the pleasure of bringing the dynamic vibrance of colorful watercolor strokes to everyday products. My work is licensed for greeting and Christmas cards, art prints, drawing books, and home decor items. My design background influences much of my recent work, revolving around typography and florals.

While my professional work in illustration is driven by t...

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