Brush Lettering: The Beginner's Guide Premium class

Peggy Dean, Hand Lettering & Illustrative Design

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8 Videos (49m)
    • Intro to Brush Lettering

      1:13
    • Choosing a Brush Pen

      8:06
    • Basic Strokes

      11:12
    • Bounce Lettering

      13:58
    • Ombré Effect

      1:44
    • Watercolor Background Using Brush Pens

      1:50
    • Project Time!

      10:18
    • Conclusion

      0:36

About This Class

This class breaks down the fundamentals of basic strokes necessary to correctly use brush pens of all sizes. Beginning with brush pens is a learning curve itself, aside from hand lettering. You must get familiar with how to properly use the brush tip, as its varying pressure and thickness will make or break your piece.

This class does not cover how to hand letter, so if you need to establish your letter formation (which I highly suggest before jumping into using brush pens), first take Hand Lettering: 4 Easy Steps to Modern Calligraphy

You will learn easy methods such as when to perform different motions with your fingers, wrists, and applying varying pressure, along with the highly desirable techniques such as adding bounce to your hand lettering, blending color throughout your letters while drawing them, an creating additional effect.

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I like this class a lot. I learned a lot from Peggy. A must-recommend for beginners in brush lettering.
Thank you for a very interesting time with a calligraphy:) Unfortunately I have bought not the best pen so tomorrow will continue with a new one.
Fun and easy to learn. Great teacher!

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Peggy Dean

Hand Lettering & Illustrative Design

I'm Peggy. I'm native to the Pacific Northwest and I love all things creative. From a young age I was dipping everything I could into the arts. I've dabbled in quite an abundance of varieties, such as ballet, fire dancing, crafting, graphic design, traditional calligraphy, hand lettering, painting with acrylics and watercolors, illustrating, creative writing, jazz, you name it. If it's something involving being artistic, I've probably cycled through it a time or two (or 700). 

Today, I'm known prominently for hand lettering and my unique line illustrations. I'm thrilled to be sharing them with you!