Beautiful hand lettering in 3 easy steps

These 3 lettering tricks are so simple but can instantly make your lettering stand out. Once you know these basics, you can break them for a stylistic approach in your own style.

1 Your letters should all be the same general size. In my 2016 “Sarah” you can see that my “a” is much larger than my “h” making it look weird. Practice sheets or lined paper helps with this.

2 Your letters should all be spaced uniformly. In my 2016 “Sarah” my “ar” is so much closer than my “ra” which makes it look off. Once again, practice sheets or lined paper helps.

3 The angle of your down strokes should all be the same. If you want a slant, they should all be at the same slant. You can see in my 2016 version, my down strokes are at all different angles. My 2017 version isn’t perfect, but it’s much more precise and intentional. You can fix this by angling your pen perpendicular to your down strokes. Watch the video below to see how it works.

If you feel you need help practicing, find my practice sheets here. πŸ™‚

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Here is my video to show you how it works!

 

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