Handlettering for Beginners: Letter Your Personal Quote

Platform Skillshare

Go to Skillshare

Dont we all swoon over inspiring quotes in whimsical letters that seem oh so ingeniously put together? Good news: you can do it too! And its a lot easier than youd think... Learn the basics of handlettering the use of different fonts and get to know how you can make your personal quote come to life with tangible tips about composition and easy-does-it decoration. Soon it will be yóúr artwork that is being swooned over! And the best thing is: you only need a few tools to get started. After this class you will have a new piece of art ready to hang on the wall frame as a gift or give away to a loved one (or simply just to impress your friends!). Plus youll have all the tools you need to keep on creating amazing handlettered work. Because one warning: handlettering is very relaxing and véry addictive... ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- C L A S S O U T L I N E 1. Theory: what does calligraphy have to do with handlettering? And how can we use faux-calligraphy to our benefit? 2. Skill training: Practice of different fonts (script serif and sans-serif) and ways to shake those fonts all up again. 3. Decoration: Use of decorative elements to support a message and to help form a steady lay-out (and to just make it look darn pretty). 4. Composition: How to make your quote come to life with a suitable composition: tips and tricks to convey the message the right way. 5. Bringing it all together: by combining all the elements youve learned about so far you will have a professional looking personally handlettered quote in no time. 6. Finalizing your product. Ink your work and amaze yourself!