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12 Videos (35m)
    • It's a Big Deal

    • Supplies Shown

    • Basic Principles

    • Exploring Serifs

    • Graphite Exercise Step 1

    • Graphite Exercise Step 2

    • Graphite Exercise Step 3

    • Watercolor Base

    • Watercolor Shading

    • Watercolor 3 Highlights

    • Watercolor Bag of Tricks

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About This Class


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!

76 of 76 students recommendSee All

Thanks so much for a fun class! I can't wait to get started. You make me feel like I can do this. Your class was great and I can't wait to watch more of your classes.
This is a very colorful process to learn.
well organized. good pacing. confident teacher.
Jeannie Hunt

Artist and Bookmaking Teacher





Amarilys Henderson

Watercolor Illustrator, Design Thinker

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. 

If anything describes me, it's that I'm an explorer. I am interested in how things work, often bouncing from the fine art world to vectors, from paint to textile patterns. I'm forever ignited by new ideas and projects, aiming to master them while enjoying the process.

While my professional work in illustration and wedding stationery are driven by trend, my personal work springs from my faith. Follow along on Instagram

New to my classes? Here's a quick guide: 

:: Watercolor Newbie Track 

:: Art & Design Business

:: For Floral Lovers

:: Illustration Toolbox