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

    • Choosing a Brush Pen

    • Basic Strokes

    • Bounce Lettering

    • Ombré Effect

    • Watercolor Background Using Brush Pens

    • Project Time!

    • Conclusion


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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Good job teaching the basics to brush lettering. She presents the fundamentals of letter formation. You will need to practice what you learn in order to make the letters as easily as she does. Very helpful class. I expect to use this technique once I master the alphabet of brush letters.
Great class for lettering newbies but also for anyone to be inspired, I will definately come back to rewatch :) Thank you Peggy!
Great instruction! Thank you!





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 watercolor illustrations. I'm thrilled to be sharing them with you!